Northern New York Waterfalls 

Route 37 Falls


From Watertown, travel north on NY 37.  From the intersection at CR 16, formerly known locally as Pamelia Four Corners, continue for 4.5 miles.  The waterfall is at an outcropping on the right, about 200 feet off the east side of the highway.  Park on the roadside.

County: Jefferson
Town: Pamelia
USGS Map: Theresa
Waterway: Gillette Creek Tributary
Latitude: N 44o 08' 36"
Longitude: W 75o 50' 11"
Drop: 8'
Type: Seasonal step cascade
Region: North of Watertown
Parking: Roadside
Trail type: Roadside
Length of hike: Roadside
Difficulty: Easy
Accessibility: Private
Name: Unnamed

Brownville Quadrangle

This is a pleasant little drop within sight of the roadway.  It is, however, privately owned, so you should restrict your viewing from the right-of-way.  We have dubbed it this because it is along a stretch of NY 37 which is a considerable distance from any cross-road and there is no other significant landmark in the immediate area.

This is also seasonal flow.  The highest spot in the immediate area is about less than 3/4 of a mile away.  From that point, everything is downhill in all directions.  Since the source of this flow is limited, it is undoubtedly run-off. 

Also, there is no charted stream at this point.  We have listed this as being on a tributary of Gillette Creek beccause it is directly across the highway and about 200 yards away from where topographical maps show the beginning of an unnamed stream.  This approximately 2.8 mile long waterway joins Gillette Creek.  We are surmising that this water finds its way to this stream.

Our pictures were taken in November 2017.  This was a particularly chilly autumn and it was already frozen here.  We intend to return in the spring to hopefully get photos with more waterflow.

Gillette Creek flows into Perch Lake, which is a wide spot in the Perch River, at an area known as the Perch River Wildlife Management Area.  This, in turn, flows into the Black River Bay which is on the eastern end of Lake Ontario.

Last update:  November 21, 2017

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