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Glen Falls, Williamsville

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Glen Falls is a small waterfall located on Ellicott Creek in the village of Williamsville, New York. The hydropower provided by the falls made it an ideal site for a number of early watermills used to grind grist and to power sawmills.
One of the earliest settlers of what is now Williamsville, Jonas Williams, owned two mills on opposite sides of Ellicott Creek. The name of these mills, Williams Mills, eventually transformed into the name of the village in which the falls is located, Williamsville. The falls has a vertical drop of approximately 30 feet (9.1 m). The vertical drop is part of the Onondaga Escarpment, a portion of which runs through Williamsville. Today, the falls forms part of the eastern border of Glen Park.

Glen Falls has a very similar name to the city of Glens Falls, which is located in the far eastern portion of New York State, over 200 miles (320 km) from Williamsville.
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  • What was once a natural wonder is now a bypassed, choked off remnant. NOW set amidst an industrual area with a busy roadway bridge crowding it, a minuscual trickle of a falls remains. Levies and... 
    What was once a natural wonder is now a bypassed, choked off remnant. NOW set amidst an industrual area with a busy roadway bridge crowding it, a minuscual trickle of a falls remains. Levies and...  more »
  • Glen Falls is right in the heart of the Village of Williamsville, surrounded by a beautiful small park setting. Volunteers maintain garden flowers and the Town maintains the walking paths throughout.....  more
    Glen Falls is right in the heart of the Village of Williamsville, surrounded by a beautiful small park setting. Volunteers maintain garden flowers and the Town maintains the walking paths throughout.....  more »
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  • This is such a beautiful and calming park! The sound of the water falling and flowing is strong enough to drown out other sounds. The park is easily walkable is most spots, but there are a few hills, so a sturdy shoe may be better if an inclined walk is difficult for you. Free parking was about 3-5 minutes away from the waterfall. Highly recommend for an picnic or a quick break in the day.
  • Cute little waterfall. Was a bit confused because I thought it was an actual hiking area. Don't make my mistake. It's a very built out little park with a cool waterfall. Enjoy! If you have the opportunity, check out the candy and ice cream store in the old mill. You won't regret it

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