Wolcott Falls, New York

Wolcott Falls is found in Wolcott, which is a small town in upstate New York. It is near Lake Ontario, and was along the route to visiting Chimney Bluffs State Park. It’s a nice waterfall, and it’s pretty easy to visit.

Right off of the main road, the parking area leads to a viewpoint near the crest of the falls. I think this view is pretty good, but I would definitely suggest taking the hike down to the base of the falls. The falls are not terribly tall, which means that the hike is not too bad! It sort of curves around, making it rather enjoyable. Along the way, I enjoyed all of the spring wildflowers.


  1. Head to Wolcott, NY. We just wandered there from Syracuse, and there are many different options.
  2. Get to Mill Street in the city. The falls are found at a park right off of Mill Street. There is a bridge above the falls that you cross over as you are driving, though you can’t necessarily see the falls.

Accessibility: 10/10 (parking lot view), 8/10 (to base)
Height: 50′
Length of Hike: 0.3 miles round-trip

Wolcott Falls in May 2009

Where in the World is Wolcott Falls?


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