Guppy Falls

Skaneateles, New York

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Take a brisk, short walk along a creek to a shimmering cascade. Named for William Guppy, an English dairy farmer who raised eight children on this land in the mid- to late 1800s, Guppy Falls is the main attraction at this little preserve. The waterfall descends over a ridge in the Skaneateles Formation, a shale and sandstone bedrock compression that dates back to the Devonian period in the world’s geologic history—some 390 to 415 million years ago. This hike takes you to a point near the top of the falls where you can view the cascading waters from above.
Hiking Waterfalls in New York

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Hiking Waterfalls in New York

by Randi Minetor (Falcon Guides)

Take a brisk, short walk along a creek to a shimmering cascade. Named for William Guppy, an English dairy farmer who raised eight children on this land in the mid- to late 1800s, Guppy Falls is the main attraction at this little preserve.

The waterfall descends over a ridge in the Skaneateles Formation, a shale and sandstone bedrock compression that dates back to the Devonian period in the world’s geologic history—some 390 to 415 million years ago. This hike takes you to a point near the top of the falls where you can view the
cascading waters from above.

© 2014 Randi Minetor/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Skaneateles
Distance: 0.6
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 20 minutes
Season: Year-round
Features: Waterfalls
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Town of Skaneateles, 24 Jordan St., Skaneateles 13152; (315) 685-3473; www.townofskaneateles.com
Local Maps: www.townofskaneateles.com/pub/ docs/sca.map.pdf
Driving Directions: Directions to Guppy Falls

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