Akron Falls

Buffalo, New York 14260

Akron Falls

Akron Falls Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Legend has it that in the early 1800s, several murders took place right here in a single night: A family became unsuspecting victims of a desperate man named Sanders, an Indian man named Gray Wolf died defending a young native woman from this crazed killer, and Sanders died of wounds inflicted by Gray Wolf. The story differs depending on who tells it, but the event gave this waterway its name: Murder Creek.

This waterfall viewpoint straddles the edge between developed land and wilderness. Depending on the season, you may see a raging torrent of greenish water and churning foam, or a soothing trickle cascading serenely over the precipice. Go in early spring or in autumn to see the falls at their most exciting."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Take a Hike! Family Walks in New York's Finger Lakes Region (Footprint Press)
Rich & Sue Freeman
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"This park is a picnickers haven. It’s loaded with tables, grills, swings, jungle gyms, the gurgle of a flowing creek, and the shade of large trees. Who’d suspect that this docile waterway is called Murder Creek? Akron Falls Park is a 284-acre county park. The trail climbs through the woods to a waterfall where the waters of Murder Creek slip though the rocks and plummet over the Onondaga Escarpment. Western New York has three major escarpments or rock ledges. They are roughly parallel, north-facing ledges. The best known is the Niagara Escarpment, which forms Niagara Falls." Read more
Best Easy Day Hikes: Buffalo (Falcon Guides)
Randi Minetor
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"If you don’t live in northeastern Erie County, you may never have come across this agreeable little park on the banks of Murder Creek. Legend has it that in the early 1800s, several murders took place here in a single night: A family became unsuspecting victims of a desperate officer named Sanders, an Indian man named Gray Wolf died defending a young native woman from this crazed officer, and Sanders died of wounds inflicted by Gray Wolf. The story differs depending on who tells it, but the event gave the creek its name. This easy amble along Murder Creek in Akron begins with a waterfall viewpoint, and continues on the edge line between developed land and wilderness." Read more

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Trail Information

Buffalo
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
2
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
5-10 minutes
Duration
Year-round
Season
Waterfalls
Features
Erie County Parks and Recreation, 95 Franklin St., Rm. 1359, Buffalo 14202; (716) 858-8355; www.erie.gov/parks
Local Contacts
www2.erie.gov/parks/index .php?q=akron-falls-park-map
Local Maps