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Glen Falls, Williamsville

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Waterfall · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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  • No dogs or other pest allowed. This is a quiet and beautiful park. Good for walking, thinking and doing art.  more »
  • 08/13/20 Always great to walk through this area and reminisce about the Inferno and Glenn Park amusement park of my youth. Great for pictures and or relaxation listening to the the sounds of water...  more »
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  • Awesome place we took our wedding pictures here.
  • Great little gem in the middle of town.

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