Akron Falls

Legend

Confirmed Access
NYC Area Beaches
Point of Interest
State or Town Park
Unknown or Unofficial

Swimming is not allowed here, though you might see people doing it anyway.  This is a public park though, so you are allowed to visit the falls.

In the southeast corner of the parking lot there is a trail, and you follow it down until it splits into two.  If you take the right trail it leads to an observation area with a steep hike to the falls; if you take the left you can follow the path down to the river, and there will be a groomed footpath that follows upstream to the falls. The right path is like a 3 min hike, the left is 7 or 8 mins and an easy hike.

The fall is about 15-20 ft. high, and flows into a large deep pool. The water is a cloudy green, and a little murky.  We followed someone who had just gathered a whole bag of trash, so presumably there is often trash here.   The fall is gorgeous, and flows from a bowl-shaped rock with overhanging greenery. We did observe people swimming here, but there is a sign saying that there are dangerous currents.

http://www2.erie.gov/parks/index.php?q=akron-falls

 

Location Details

  • 8 min.
  • +43 00.910, -78 29.088
  • Easy
  • (716) 542-2330

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