Grimes Glen

Canandaigua, New York

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Hottest day of the year? Take this deliciously cool creek walk under a leafy canopy to two tall, gentle waterfalls. What could be more delightful than dipping your sandaled feet into cool, clear water on a hot July day? That’s the way to experience Grimes Glen Natural Area, a perennial favorite for locals and the first place on our list for coverage in this book. A gentle creek flows the length of this park and beyond, bringing visitors to two sparkling falls that cascade from the top of the glen’s shale walls. To reach the falls, you have the option of walking upstream on a well-worn dirt path on either side of the creek, or doing what just about every parent and child in the area has done at least once: Put on your flip-fl ops or your amphibious shoes (I do it in Teva sandals, and Nic wears old sneakers) and wade through the calf-deep water to excellent vantage points for each of the falls.
Hiking Waterfalls in New York

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Hiking Waterfalls in New York

by Randi Minetor (Falcon Guides)

Hottest day of the year? Take this deliciously cool creek walk under a leafy canopy to two tall, gentle waterfalls. What could be more delightful than dipping your sandaled feet into cool, clear water on a hot July day? That’s the way to experience Grimes Glen Natural Area, a perennial favorite for locals and the first place on our list for coverage in this book.

A gentle creek flows the length of this park and beyond, bringing visitors to two sparkling falls that cascade from the top of the glen’s shale walls. To reach the falls, you have the option of walking upstream on a well-worn dirt path on either side of the creek, or doing what just about every parent and child in the area has done at least once: Put on your flip-fl ops or your amphibious shoes (I do it in Teva sandals, and Nic wears old sneakers) and wade through the calf-deep water to excellent vantage points for each of the falls.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Canandaigua
Distance: 1
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Year-round
Features: Waterfalls
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Ontario County Parks Department, 20 Ontario St., Canandaigua 14424; (877) 267-1984; www.co.ontario.ny.us
Local Maps: DeLorme: New York State Atlas & Gazetteer, page 74
Driving Directions: Directions to Grimes Glen

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