Akron Falls

Number of falls: Number of falls: 2 natural falls, one small drop over a man-made dam.

Size/Types: Lower Falls is roughly 44 ft and Upper Falls seems to be less than 20 ft tall. Both are irregular in shape with many drops, including some cave formations. Upper falls is often divided in two side-by side drops by a rock outcropping in the face. The dam, which maintains the pond at the western end of the park, is a uniform 2 ft drop over a u-shaped crest.

Best time to visit: Spring thaw and after heavy rain.

Flow: Low. Mostly dry in summer.

Waterway: Murder Creek, a tributary to Tonawanda Creek, which empties into the Niagara River.

Time: From 5 minutes to see the crest of Lower Falls to 30 minutes to walk to the viewing platform and back.

Seasons/Hours: Year-round; 7 am to 9 pm.

Admission: Park admission is free.

Handicap accessibility: Not for the trail leading to the viewing area in the gorge. It is also difficult to see from the paved area above. I would say… you can see a small part of it from a decently accessible vantage point.

Pets: Pets allowed when on leash. Carry proof of inoculation. Not allowed in the water.

Accommodations: Restrooms; picnic tables; grills; pavilions (16); indoor lodge with kitchen; playgrounds (3); ball fields (soccer, baseball); tennis courts; basketball court; fishing; hiking trails; ice skating. No swimming (especially below the falls).

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Feels like: 28°F
Wind: 8mph ENE
Humidity: 93%
Pressure: 29.92"Hg
UV index: 0