Grimes Glen

Canandaigua, New York 14424

Grimes Glen

Grimes Glen Professional Review and Guide

"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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Ontario County Parks Department, 20 Ontario St., Canandaigua 14424; (877) 267-1984;
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DeLorme: New York State Atlas & Gazetteer, page 74
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