Northern New York Waterfalls 

Burrville Cider Mill Falls


Proceed on NY 12 south out of Watertown.  When you reach the hamlet of Burrville, take a right on the Plank Road.  Almost immediately, you will see the Burrville Cider Mill on the left.  The waterfall is visible from the bridge or from the grounds of the mill.

County: Jefferson
Town: Watertown
USGS Map: Rutland Center
Waterway: Jacobs Creek
Latitude: N 43° 55' 48"
Longitude: W 75° 51' 33"
Drop: 30'
Type: Rectangular Block
Region: Just southeast of Watertown
Parking: Paved lot
Trail type: Dirt and wooden stairs
Length of hike: 2 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Accessibility: Business
Name: Official

Rutland Center Quadrangle

Burrville Cider Mill FallsOfficially, these falls are unnamed.  They are adjacent to the Burrville Cider Mill, which is a landmark in Jefferson County.  In fact, it is one of the first buildings built in the county.  Anyone in the area will tell you they look forward each fall to visiting the cider mill where the cider and cider doughnuts are legendary.  Due to the reputation of the cider mill, these falls are one of the two most popular falls in Jefferson County.  When the mill is producing cider between Labor Day and Thanksgiving they are definitely the most visited falls in the county.

In addition to the two names previously mentioned, this site has had a number of other aliases.  The hamlet and this mill were once known as Burr’s Mills, in honor of John Burr who built the original building.  As a result, they were at one point known as Burr’s Mills Falls.  Located on Jacobs Creek, they are referred to in some documents as Jacobs Creek Falls.  This is somewhat deceiving however, because there are three other waterfalls upstream on this waterway.  They have also been referred to as Boynton Creek Falls.  That is definitely a misconception because the Boynton Creek joins the Jacobs Creek about a quarter mile upstream from this location.  The 90' Boynton Creek Falls is just above this junction.  That waterfall, and two others within sight of it are on private property and not available for viewing.

We are pleased to announce that at the May 10, 2017 meeting of the US Board on Geographic Names, the committee accepted our proposal and this name has "been added to the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) and are now official for use on Federal maps and other products."

Our thanks to Greg Steiner of the Burrville Cider Mill for allowing us access to the grounds.  The Steiners encourage you to enjoy the falls when you visit the mill.  They provide a viewing platform, complete with seats and railings for your convenience.  They do ask that you not use this area during the winter months.  It is not maintained during the winter and could be treacherous when snow-covered.

The Jacobs Creek flows into the North Branch of the Sandy Creek, which then flows into the Sandy Creek, which eventually reaches Lake Ontario.

Last update:  October 29, 2016

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