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Death Brook Waterfall

Central Adirondack Trail, State Rt. 28, near Raquette Lake in Hamilton County

Death Brook falls is a scenic spot about a quarter-mile from Route 28, across the highway from Golden Beach Campground; 4 miles east of Raquette Lake Village on Rte. 28, west side of road

Death Falls or Secret Falls is a 50-foot high cascade near the Golden Beach campground on the southeast shoreline of Raquette Lake. Accessed by a flat trail that circles around a flooded area, the falls are best visited in times of higher water. The beginning of the path to Death Falls is located on the south side of NY 28, near the southern shore of Raquette Lake. There is a barrier 10 miles west of the village of Blue Mountain Lake, 3.6 miles east of the Sagamore Road, that marks the start of the short path. There is room for only a car or two. It takes little over five minutes to reach the falls. Stone for many granite fireplaces built at the hotels and Great Camps in the Raquette Lake area was quarried at the Death Brook Quarry.

Closest Community:

Raquette Lake

Closest Byway:Central Adirondack Trail
Distance from Byway:near
Closest Route #:State Rt. 28
Best Season:spring and summer
Best Time:

in the Spring or anytime after a rain when the falls are more spectacular

Indoors or Outdoors:outdoor
Admission Fee:no
URL:Death Brook Waterfall website


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