One of the most fantastic waterfalls that you will find in the Finger Lakes is the lovely Glenora Falls. This enchanting spot resides within a private property at 74 South Glenora Road in Dundee, New York, and it is right off the Seneca Lake. If you are staying in Watkins Glen, it is less then a ten minute drive to get to this location.
Since the waterfall is on a private property, it is crucial that you do not trespass on to it. Luckily, you will find that you do get a decent vantage point of the Glenora Falls from the road, just use caution if you are taking a photo. We traveled to the Finger Lakes in the middle of October, and it was not too busy when we drove by the location later in the day. This made it very feasible to capture a couple pictures of it.
Although we did not personally use this venue, it certainly does have amazing and delightful nature scenery. The house on the property is very charming as well. Currently, this place hosts various events such as bridal parties, corporate events, and even large family gatherings. I will leave a link to their direct website at the bottom of this post if you want to visit this area, and book an event with them.
The waterfall itself is very impressive, and it stands at about 90 feet (27 meters.) The creek that flows through it is also one of the larger tributaries to the Seneca Lake.
Another interesting fact is that the term Glenora means “Shine of the Glen” in the Scottish language. I believe it is certainly understandable to use this phrase when you do see the elegance of this particular waterfall. Also, historically, there was once a grist mill constructed above the falls, and a saw mill below them. In later years, during the 1900s, the commercial aspects of this place were demolished. The area was then replaced with cottages, and the Glenora House Estate was built in 1900.
If you are traveling to the Watkins Glen area of the Finger Lakes, and want to see an amazing waterfall, I do recommend driving by the Glenora Falls. It is truly a delight to look at, and worth a visit. Let me know in the comments if you have ever been to the Glenora Falls, and what you thought of it as well. I hope that you are having a wonderful day, and remember to click the like and subscribe button!
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