This isn’t a swimming location, but the falls are gorgeous. The water is very clear and refreshing, and on a hot day the bottom of the falls will be cool since it’s surrounded by high cliffs trapping the cold mist. We found this location online, and we didn’t see any signs prohibiting access, but we aren’t sure of the status of this location. Please contact us if you know that access isn’t allowed.
To get here from Dansville, NY, head southeast on NY-63 for 3 miles, then take a left onto Mendoleine Rd/Whiteman Gully Rd, and within a minute you will drive over Little Mill Creek and there will be roadside parking on you left, just after the bridge. If you walk to the bridge you’ll see a trail on your right following the river downstream. Follow this trail as you cross over the stream.
There are stone benches and a fire pit here and seems like a nice place to rest. About two minutes further down the trail you’ll come to the top of the falls. Find the trail that leads down to the base, but be careful as this trail was very slippery and wet. You can follow the stream down for about 10 minutes, where there are a few smaller cascading falls. The stream flows into a tunnel going under a hill.
- 15 min.
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