Discover Jamestown Falls

A short walk or drive into a lovely spot on the Raquette River.
TRAIL ACTIVITY
LENGTH
0.3 miles, Network
DIFFICULTY
Easy
TOWN
Colton
SURFACE
Dirt/Forest Floor, Gravel/Crushed Stone
PETS
Permitted
FEES
No

Description

This small lot is the perfect spot to stretch your legs on a long drive while enjoying the peaceful view and distant roar of Jamestown Falls. There is an access road that is fully drivable by car in the warm weather months that brings you to a parking area at the water’s edge of the Raquette River. If you wish to explore the area more, there is a boat launch for small craft and canoes, allowing for a serene paddle in the flatwater up close to the base of the falls. 

In the winter, you can park near the road and walk in to enjoy the snowy river views.

Trail Manager

For more information, contact:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Potsdam Sub-Office

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Potsdam Sub-Office
190 Outer Main Street - Suite 103
Potsdam, NY 13676
Phone: 315-265-3090
information.r6@dec.ny.gov
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Trail Tips

Slippery when Wet
Some trails will be slippery after a rain or if they are covered in fallen leaves. Watch your step!
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Trailhead Information

The turn off for Jamestown Falls is on the east side of NY-56, 20.6 miles south of Colton and 2.6 miles north of NY-3. Access to the river is driveable in the summer. Winter parking is just off the road.

Click on a parking icon to get custom directions
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