AKRON FALLS PARK

June 1998

Akron Falls is not a long hike — less than a 2 mile hike to circle the entire park — but it is a very pretty area in the middle of the Village of Akron. When we went, in mid-July, we shared the park with many families on picnics.

There are 2 falls — Upper Falls and Lower Falls — which are formed by Murder Creek dropping over the Onondaga Escarpment. Upper Falls is pictured here. Since it was the middle of summer, the water flow was very light. There is a cave behind Upper Falls, but we didn’t check it out.

Lower Falls was completely dry on this day, however. I’ve heard the falls are a bit more impressive in the Spring.

Akron Falls Park

Phone: 716-542-2330, Route 93, Parkview Dr, Akron, NY 14001

Directions: From Route 5, head north on Rte 93. Pass Skyline dr, turn right onto Park View Drive. Turn right at the Akron Falls Park sign, then turn left at the stop sign. Go down a hill, then park to the left past the bridge. Walk across the bridge, then turn left under the “Nature Trail” sign.

View a topographic map of Murder Creek

Photos by Karl Weir, July 1998

Murder Creek

Upper Falls at Murder Creek
UPPER FALLS, FACING THE CAVE
Lower Falls at Akron Falls Park
PHOTOS ACROSS THE ROAD, LEADING TO THE LOWER FALLS.
Lake at Akron Falls Park

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