This roadtrip consists of 5 waterfalls located near Boonville, NY. Total mileage from the first waterfall to the last was about 22 miles and only took a few hours including exploring and the photoshoots we did at each one!
All photos provided in this blog were done by Karen Castor Photography
**If you decide to explore this roadtrip please follow all of the COVID social distancing guidelines and Leave No Trace policies. We all need to work together to keep these places in the best shape and that starts with you!**
Parking Area Coordinates: N43 36.940 W75 19.452
Pull into the entrance and make a left. Follow the dirt path down the hill and it will bring you to the parking area.
Agers Falls was small, but full of awesome photo opportunities. The rock provided a sort of 'beach' for those who were there to swim and it was overall really peaceful and not very busy. It is the perfect spot for a picnic and quick swim with some really pretty views of falls. There is also a one mile trail that provides some scenic views of Moose River although we did not explore it while we were there. While exploring near the falls, however, make sure to pay attention to the warning sirens. If you hear them while visiting, evacuate immediately because it means the water is rising quickly and could be dangerous.
Parking Area Coordinates: N43 37.267 W75 21.458
Lyons Falls was kind of a walk to get to across a lot of rocks, but very pretty. There isn't much room to work with as far as photos go, but it is definitely worth it to stop in and view in person! There were people fishing on the rocks while we were there and others sitting and enjoying the view.
Trail Coordinates: N43 32.143 W75 21.951
We parked on the side of the road next to the bridge and walked down the trail, but others drove down. There is a pretty steep hill, so be aware of that before deciding to enter with your vehicle. Personally, I would recommend walking down from the road.
Talcottville falls was one of my favorites from this trip. It was so fun exploring and being able to get right up close to the falls was incredible. This one was a bit more popular crowd wise, but not too bad. There are posted signs in this area, but all my research has shown no private property problems. It is incredibly important that if you visit these falls, you are respectful and follow Leave No Trace principles. These falls could easily be prohibited to the public if people abuse their privileges.
Closest Geolocation Address: 11843 NY 46 Boonville, NY 13309
This waterfall is very hidden. We pulled off on a small pull off along route 46. From that small parking area, we headed to toward the trail and took a left toward the bridge and then went to the right down the small footpath.
We had the entire falls and Lansing Kills Falls to ourselves. It was very quiet and private. The trail to access these falls is steep, sometimes muddy, and limbs and trees block a lot of parts but it is very doable and not very long to get to the bottom! There's also a footpath leading up to the ledge which was fun to explore.
Lansing Kills Falls
These falls have the same access point as Bakers Falls. They are right across from each other once you reach the bottom of the foot path.
Lansing Kills Falls doesn't provide very many spots for photos, but is still a sight to see! The water was very rapid, so be careful not to fall in!
Address: 11430 St Rt 46 Boonville, NY 13309
We parked in the first parking area and walked up to the trails from there.
We chose the best for last and it turned out amazing! Pixley falls was incredible. You can swim just below them and even access behind them! The current near the falls is strong so be aware when swimming close by. There are multiple trails in this area to explore and even picnic areas.