Griffin Falls

Spectacular exploring opportunities at Griffin Falls.
Spectacular exploring opportunities at Griffin Falls.
From the road, there is a bridge over the East Branch Sacandaga River with excellent views.
From the road, there is a bridge over the East Branch Sacandaga River with excellent views.
These boulders make the rapids more rapid.
These boulders make the rapids more rapid.

Info

Route 8
Wells, NY 12190
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Enjoy an 8 foot cascading waterfall on the East Branch of the Sacandaga River. This scenic spot features several drops and many pothole, which were created as turbulent waters and rocks moved over the area. Enjoy the geologic wonders of this waterfall and then take a dip in the small swimming hole at the base.
 

 

How to get there

These falls are 6.0 miles NE of Wells. From Wells, proceed north on Route 30 for 3.5 miles. Turn right onto Route 8 and drive northeast for roughly 2.5 miles. Turn left onto a seasonal road (opposite a pull-off on the right side of the road) and drive 0.2 miles, crossing the East Branch of the Sacandaga River. Park just past the bridge in the clearing. 

Hiking

Follow the short, but steep path paralleling the west side of the river, going downstream to reach the falls. The falls area consists of several drops, large blocks, and many potholes.

Swimming

A small swimming hole sits at the base of the falls.

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