With a dramatic drop of 350 feet, Inspiration Falls in the highest waterfall in New York state. A spectacular ribbon waterfall, Inspiration Falls is located on a tributary creek just east of the Inspiration Point Overlook. Despite the impressive height of its drop, Inspiration Falls is a seasonal waterfall and often appears simply as a water stain on the cliff.
The Upper Falls
One of the park's three main waterfalls, the Upper Falls is located on the Genesee River in Portage Canyon. While the uppermost in location on the river, the Upper Falls is not the biggest of the three Genesee Falls. Significantly, the Upper Falls has an active railway trestle high above it.
The Middle Falls
At one time Seneca Indians living in the area considered the Middle Falls to be so impressive they thought it made the sun stop at midday. Not as high in elevation as the Upper Falls or as tall in height as the Lower, the Middle Falls is nonetheless a thunderously impressive site. Partially dammed, the Middle Falls provides water via aqua duct to a nearby substation.
The Lower Falls
Known as the most spectacular of the Genesee waterfalls, the Lower Falls is a sharp 78-foot plunge from one section of the Genesee to another. Surrounded by an area known as Lower Falls Park, Lower Falls is home to a viewing area that provides spectacular views of the both the Lower and the Middle Falls.