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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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  • Beautiful historic waterfall in the village. Great place to take a quick walk down mainstreet and visit. 
    Beautiful historic waterfall in the village. Great place to take a quick walk down mainstreet and visit.  more »
  • Nice playground for kids that are toddlers up to age 12. Seen waterfalls behind it. I would recommend wearing sneakers though. 
    Nice playground for kids that are toddlers up to age 12. Seen waterfalls behind it. I would recommend wearing sneakers though.  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.
  • Very nice park. Water is wet. Trails are generally clean and well kept. Good place to practice ancient rituals and or Apache war cries.

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