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Postby cbobcat49 » Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:32 pm

We took advantage of the AWESOME weather today and decided to go check out Hume Falls in Allegany County. We hadn't been here in about 5 years. It's still a really beautiful falls but the setting has gotten kind of trashed because of the houses along the gorge throwing all their old sofas, car parts, etc, down into the gorge.

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Aaron slipped and fell in and then said what the heck and decided to go for a swim.
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Re: Hume Falls

Postby hobkyl » Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:49 pm

Awesome Chris thanks for posting these...I wondered what they look like. I was thinking about heading there a few weeks ago but then decided to go to Barnes gully instead. A very nice falls despite the trash. Isn't Wiscoy near there too?
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Re: Hume Falls

Postby cbobcat49 » Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:10 pm

Yes, Wiscoy is nearby.
fyi if you visit Hume, all the land is posted along route 19 except for at the town highway department which is about 1/8 mile south of the village. Park here, walk to the creek and then head upstream. The creek is really wide at this point. So much so that my wife wondered out loud if we were accidentally in the Genesee River!
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Re: Hume Falls

Postby Matt » Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:59 pm

Thanks... linked this to the index!
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Re: Hume Falls

Postby RockvilleBill » Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:08 pm

I've been to Wiscoy Falls many times. What road is that bridge on. Is the falls photo friendly from the bridge? Also is it ok to park in the highway lot and where do you hike down? Any path, how steep?
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Re: Hume Falls

Postby cbobcat49 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:58 pm

I don't remember the actual route # of the road for that bridge, but the hamlet of Hume is extremely small. Just find Hume on a map, go there, and you shouldn't have any trouble finding it. You can't really get a shot of the falls from the bridge though. We parked in a very out of the way spot in the highway dept. lot... way off to the side. It was a Saturday to there were no other vehicles there anyway. There's the department building and various other parking lots, gravel pits, etc leading down to the creek. There's no path but the route is obvious along gravel roadways and not steep at all.
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Re: Hume Falls

Postby GrammaGuardian » Thu Aug 06, 2015 6:37 am

Does anyone know of a falls around Hume (perhaps northwest of Hume) that is on a small creek? My 91 year old Dad is trying to remember where this falls was....back in the 1960s, he was looking at 37 acres of land that had a creek and falls on it. He remembers the falls being about 5 feet wide and about 10-15 feet high --just one drop. The owner was asking $2800 for the 37 acres and my Dad did not want to go above $2100. He did not have the money. He has regretted it ever since! Thank you!
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Re: Hume Falls

Postby cbobcat49 » Thu Aug 06, 2015 11:33 am

Possibly Wicoy Falls or Mills Mills Falls. There's an extensive discussion on both here...

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Wiscoy Falls is a series of 5 falls though. Not sure About Mills Mills as it's on private property and I've never seen it. :(
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Re: Hume Falls

Postby pgflyer1 » Sun Aug 09, 2015 6:10 am

Very nice photos of falls. It's to bad residents dump trash there.
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Re: Hume Falls

Postby FillmoreFan » Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:26 am

To answer a couple questions posed above, first--no, the falls are not visible from the bridge, at least not easily. Second--the bridge is on County Rd. 23. Sadly, I do not remember the name of the street in Hume itself, as it has been 25 years since I moved away from the area. And third, Mills Mills is not entirely private property; if you turn the other direction off of Rt. 19, away from the Hume Falls, the road will lead you to Mills Mills, but you have to make sure you stay ON Mills' Mills Rd. as there are several forks that aren't always well marked. Eventually, you'll reach the point where the road crosses Wiscoy Creek, where the dam was built to power Mr. Mills's mill. It's a beautiful drive, especially in the spring when the water is flowing well, or in the fall when the leaves are turning.

In case you're wondering how I know so much about the area, my great-aunt's house was in Hume, not far from the falls, so they were my playground when I was staying with her; and my grandparents lived about a mile and a half down Cold Creek, on the west edge of what used to be the "corporation line" until the village of Fillmore dissolved the corporation a few years ago.
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