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18 of Western New York State Parks and Waterfalls

Bridal Veil Falls at Niagara Falls, New York 12-4-2007

Western New York Parks and Waterfalls

18 of Western New York State Parks and Waterfalls you can visit

1. Akron Lower Falls, Erie County
Akron Falls Park, Akron Town Park
Murder Creek
50 ft Lower, 20 ft Upper, Rocky Cascades
Just about a 15 minute short walk

Akron Falls, Erie County, New York 4-13-2014

Akron Falls, Erie County, New York 4-13-2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Buttermilk Falls, North Evans, Erie County
Hobuck Flats
Eighteenmile Creek
Two drops 15 ft and 54 ft, Tiered Ribbon
Roadside view from the top/.2 mile to bottom

Buttermilk Falls (North Evans) Erie County, New York 4-12-2014

Buttermilk Falls (North Evans) Erie County, New York 4-12-2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Emery Park Falls, Erie County
Emery County Park North End
Unnamed Stream
25 ft
A very short walk to a set of stone steps that lead to the bottom.

Emery Falls, Erie County, New York 4-13-2014

Emery Falls, Erie County, New York 4-13-2014

 

4. Eternal Flame Falls, Erie County
Chestnut Ridge Park, Shale Creek Preserve
Shale Creek
30 ft, Cascade, a tributary waterfall on right is 20 ft
1.5 Hours Round trip

Eternal Flame Falls, Erie County, New York 4-13-2014

Eternal Flame Falls, Erie County, New York 4-13-2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. West Falls (West Zoar Valley), Erie County
West Falls Town Park
West Branch of Cazenovia Creek
5 ft, 4 ft, Drop and Dam
Roadside view

West Falls and Dam, Erie County, New York 4-13-2014

West Falls and Dam, Erie County, New York 4-13-2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Papermill Falls, Livingston County
Community Park
Conesus Creek
20 ft
Very short walk from parking area.

Paper Mill Falls, Livingston County, New York 8-12-2013

Paper Mill Falls, Livingston County, New York 8-12-2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Genesee Upper Falls, Livingston County
aka Upper Letchworth Falls, Upper Falls
Letchworth State Park
Finger Lakes Region Waterfall Challenge
Genesee River
70 ft, Horseshoe Plunge
Easy .4 Mile Round trip
Best Viewed From West Side Trail #1 Gorge Trail Southern most falls parking area

Genesee Upper Falls in Letchworth State Park, Wyoming County, New York 7-15-2006

Genesee Upper Falls in Letchworth State Park, Wyoming County, New York 7-15-2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. Honeoye Lower Falls, Monroe County
Harry Allen Park
Zebulon Norton Trail Red Sawmill
Honeoye Creek
6 ft
.5 mile Round trip

Honeoye Lower Falls, Monroe County, New York 8-12-2013

Honeoye Lower Falls, Monroe County, New York 8-12-2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Rochester Middle Falls, Monroe County
Maple Wood Park
Genesee River
20 ft, Dam And Falls
.8 Mile Round Trip

Rochester Middle Falls, Monroe County, New York 4-17-2009

Rochester Middle Falls, Monroe County, New York 4-17-2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. Turning Point Park Falls – North Falls, Monroe County
aka Red’s Falls, Brown Falls
Turning Point Park
Unnamed tributary to the Genesee River
60 ft Gradual Cascade .7 Mile rt
Turning Point Park Falls – South Falls
aka Red Rock Falls, Bullock’s Falls
33 ft Gradual Cascade 1.0 Mile rt, near the cement remains of an observation platform.

Turning Point Park Falls - North Falls/Red's Falls, Monroe County, New York

Turning Point Park Falls – North Falls/Red’s Falls, Monroe County, New York

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11. Bridal Veil Falls, Niagara Falls, Niagara County
Niagara Falls State Park
Niagara River
181 ft, Plunge

Bridal Veil Falls at Niagara Falls, New York 12-4-2007

Bridal Veil Falls at Niagara Falls, New York 12-4-2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12. Three Sisters Island Falls, Niagara Falls, Niagara County
Niagara Falls State Park
Niagara River
Green Cascade 10 ft
Second Sister Falls 5 ft
Third Sister Falls 7ft
Short Easy walk over three bridges, .2 rt

Falls on Three Sisters Island, Niagara Falls, New York 7-6-2016

Falls on Three Sisters Island, Niagara Falls, New York 7-6-2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13. Grimes Glen Falls, Ontario County
aka #7 Second Falls, Devil’s Bedroom
Grimes Glen
Finger Lakes Region Waterfall Challenge
Grimes Glen Creek
16 ft, 46 ft

Grimes Glen, Ontario County, New York 2019

Grimes Glen, Ontario County, New York 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14. Glen Falls (Holley), Orleans County
aka Holley Canal Falls, Holley Falls
Public Park
East Branch Sandy Creek
30 ft, Cascade
Roadside or short walk down to the falls

Holley Canal Falls, Orleans County, New York 4-12-2014

Holley Canal Falls, Orleans County, New York 4-12-2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15. Stony Brook Glen, Lower Falls
Stony Brook State Park
Finger Lakes Region Waterfall Challenge
Stony Brook
36 ft, Cascade
Approx 2 Mile Round trip

Stoney Brook Glen, Lower Falls, Steuben County, New York 8-11-2013

Stoney Brook Glen, Lower Falls, Steuben County, New York 8-11-2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16. Wolcott Falls, Wayne County
Wolcott Falls Park
Finger Lakes Region Waterfall Challenge
Wolcott Creek
33-50 ft, Ledge
Trail to bottom .4 Mile Rt/short walk to overlook near parking area

Wolcott Falls, Wayne County, New York 4-17-2009

Wolcott Falls, Wayne County, New York 4-17-2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17. Cascade Mill Falls, Yates County
aka Keuka Lake Outlet Falls, Keuka Falls
Keuka Outlet Park
Finger Lakes Region Waterfall Challenge
Keuka Lake Outlet
20 ft, 25 ft Dam and Falls (Class IV)
1.6 Miles

Cascade Mill Falls, Keuka Outlet Park, Yates County, New York 8-10-2013

Cascade Mill Falls, Keuka Outlet Park, Yates County, New York 8-10-2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18. Seneca Mill Falls, Yates County
aka Mays Mills Falls, Keuka Lake Outlet Falls
Keuka Outlet Park
Finger Lakes Region Waterfall Challenge
Keuka Lake Outlet
45 ft, 25 ft, Dam And Falls
.7 Miles

Seneca Mill Falls, Keuka Outlet Park, Yates County, New York 8-10-2013

Seneca Mill Falls, Keuka Outlet Park, Yates County, New York 8-10-2013

 

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2 Responses

  1. I find it strange that you included photos of the upper falls at Letchworth, but not the middle or lower falls. In Rochester, you included the middle falls (the least impressive of the three) and omitted the High Falls the and lower falls.

    • Good morning Mr. Andrews, yes it is true the ones you mentioned are indeed most impressive. I like to also included the waterfalls that are not given much attention to. Many times I have traveled to a waterfall location, only to find that I did not hike in far enough to see all the falls in that location. Thank you very much for your feedback.

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