West Stony Creek Falls

A view of the wonderful rock features at West Stony Creek Falls.
A view of the wonderful rock features at West Stony Creek Falls.


Benson Road
Benson, NY 12134

This fairly level walk takes you along an old dirt road to a small 4-foot cascade on a medium size stream along the Northville-Placid Trail at it's southern end. Although small in size, the waterfalls and surrounding area is very picturesque and worth the trip.

Getting there

These falls are 10.2 miles southwest of Wells or 9.5 miles northwest of Northville. From Northville, take Route 30 north for 3.2 miles to County Route 6/Benson Road or from Wells take Route 30 south for 12.4 miles. Turn west onto Benson Road and pass Lapland Lake Ski Center at 5.2 miles. Continue on and at 5.8 miles the road forks after an iron bridge; stay to the right following the signs for the Northville-Placid Trail and continue northwest for 0.6 mile. Turn left onto a dirt road (Godfrey Road) and continue for another 0.5 mile. The parking area is on the right.


From the parking area, walk on the road for 1.2 miles to the northwest. As the dirt road ends, you will be at the North Branch of West Stony Creek. Follow a blue-blazed tote road northwest for 0.3 mile, you will soon come to the falls, which are just downstream from a large log footbridge that crosses over the creek.

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