Waterfalls abound in the Finger Lakes Region!
Here in Schuyler County, we have many for you to see and explore. Aside from listing below, there are a number of other waterfalls in our area you can find here.
How many can you check off the list? Here are a few to get you started...
Aunt Sarah's Falls
Aunt Sarah's Falls is located directly on State Route 414, just north of the village of Montour Falls. When the water table is low, this waterfall is often the first to show signs. It may slow to a trickle or even stop completely during dry weather.
GPS Location: N 42.35185 / W 76.85597
Directions: From the village of Watkins Glen, take Route 14 south and the waterfall will appear on your right just before rounding the bend into the village of Montour Falls. There is parking on the east side of Route 14, directly across from Aunt Sarah's Falls.
Deckertown Falls is one of the lesser-known waterfalls in the area, but definitely a gem! It's an easy walk, located on the outskirts of the village of Montour Falls.
Location: 101-149 E Catlin St., Montour Falls, NY 14865
Directions: From the village of Watkins Glen, head south on Route 14 toward the village of Montour Falls. Turn left onto NY-224 and then take a right onto South L'hommedieu Street. Take a left on East Catharine Street and follow that to the end where you'll find a small parking area. It is a short walk from the parking area to see the falls.
Eagle Cliff Falls
Located in Havana Glen Park, Eagle Cliff Falls has a moderate, consistent flow, visible after a short and easy walk from the parking area. There is a $2 vehicle entrance fee to this municipal park. You'll enjoy a number of smaller, cascading falls along the path, too!
Location: 135 Havana Glen Road, Montour Falls, NY 14865
Excelsior Glen is on the outskirts of the village of Watkins Glen. It is undeveloped and necessitates proper footwear and clothing. It actually encompasses several waterfalls, the first being a short distance from Route 414. Although it's a short distance from the road, the difficulty of this trail is moderate to difficult, as it does require streambed walking, slippery surfaces, and again, is totally undeveloped (especially compared to the well-traveled paths at Watkins Glen State Park, for example). CLICK HERE to learn more.
Location: Parking and Trailhead: (N 42.39112 / W 76.85559)
Directions: From the village of Watkins Glen, head north on Rt 414 past Clute Park, and uphill with Seneca Lake on your left. The glen opening and trail head (not necessairly easy to spot) will come up quickly on your right about a tenth of a mile up the hill. If you reach the junction of Route 79 and 414, then you have gone too far. You can also look this site up on Google maps.
Parking: Park near the trail-head alongside Route 414 (space for only a few cars) or downhill across from Cass Road (space for more cars).
Shequaga Falls is located in the village of Montour Falls, at the corner of the historic Glorious T intersection.
GPS Location: N 42.34453 / W 76.85136
Directions: From the village of Watkins Glen, head south on State Route 14 toward the village of Montour Falls. Take a right on South Genesee Street. Come to a stop sign and the falls will be just ahead on the right. There is a small parking area with room for two cars, but there is additional parking on Main Street. Be sure to check out the beautiful village of Montour Falls while you're there!
Watkins Glen State Park
19 waterfalls in less than 1.5 miles! This is the waterfall mecca of the Finger Lakes! Voted the #3 State Park in the USA by USA Today Readers, this park offers the Gorge Trail to take in the waterfalls (no pets or strollers, please) and the Rim Trail to take in the views from around the rim of the gorge (dogs allowed), plus there is camping, picnicking, swimming, and so much more to enjoy!
Location: The Main Entrance is located at North Franklin and 10th Streets in downtown Watkins Glen