Once the site of a 1800s timber town that logged itself out of existence, the Adirondack Chapter's Everton Falls Preserve protects a 1.5-mile stretch of the East Branch of the St. Regis River, including Everton Falls.
From the parking area, there is a short trail through a mixed northern hardwood and conifer forest. Across the street from the parking area, there is an NYS-DEC boat access site for canoes and kayaks which provides access to nine miles of flat-water paddling on the East Branch of the St. Regis River. The shoreline offers a beautiful view of the falls and is a nice place for a picnic lunch.
Why We Work Here
The Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy was drawn to this site because of its extensive river frontage. Today, the New York State Wild, Scenic, and Recreational River Systems Act helps protect the Adirondack rivers by ensuring that the waters flow freely to their downriver destinations.
This is especially important for the Adirondacks, where the headwaters for five major watersheds, including Lake Champlain and the Hudson, Black, St. Lawrence, and Mohawk Rivers begin. Throughout the Adirondacks, more than 1,500 miles of rivers are fed by an estimated 30,000 miles of brooks and streams.
What We Do
From the earliest trappers and guides, who led pioneers and explorers down raging rivers, through the days of floating logs, to the present-day canoeist and wildlife viewer, preserves like Everton Falls honor and reveal the natural heritage and history of our Adirondack rivers.