Follow NYS Route 26 south out of Lowville to the hamlet of Martinsburg and take a left on the Glendale Road. Whitaker Park will be on your left a short distance up the road.
These falls are beautiful and quite impressive, and they show what thousands of years of erosion can do. This is very nice little town run park where you can camp, picnic or just enjoy the falls or the scenery of the Black River valley. Signs direct you to the falls which is on the right at the back of the park. Look for the wooden fence. You will find an opening through which you can descend to the river. The walk from the parking lot to the falls is less than a quarter mile.
These falls descend through three drops. When you reach the River you are just downstream from the top drop. The riverbed here is made up of layers of fairly smooth rock. There is usually enough dry space to access the bottom through a series of natural rock steps.