Three falls on the Keshequa near Sonyea - best way in?

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Three falls on the Keshequa near Sonyea - best way in?

Postby sd40 » Sat Oct 30, 2010 6:11 pm

I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations for the best way into the three falls of Keshequa Creek in the Sonyea State Forest.

The forest is of course state land but the falls are deep within it. The old Pennsylvania Railroad grade, which extends through the forest from Tuscarora to Sonyea, is reportedly broken by washouts and almost disappeared in most places.

It appears that there is a DEC jeep trail from the dead end of Union Corners Road--how feasible is that? Does it lead to the area of the three falls?

From above, it's a beautiful valley, less dramatic than Letchworth but as silent in its fastness.
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Re: Three falls on the Keshequa near Sonyea - best way in?

Postby cbobcat49 » Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:19 pm

The book 200 Waterfalls in Central & Western New York says to park near the yellow metal barricade before a sharp turn in the road. (Union Corners Road) I tried to visit back in '04 but it was the most mosquito infested place ever so I turned back after about 1/4 mile of creekwalking. :bug:
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Re: Three falls on the Keshequa near Sonyea - best way in?

Postby sd40 » Sun Oct 31, 2010 7:30 am

Thanks for the advice.

The area below the falls, from above:

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Re: Three falls on the Keshequa near Sonyea - best way in?

Postby pgflyer1 » Sun Oct 31, 2010 7:59 am

Keshequa Creek in Sonyea State Forest The Keshequa Gorge occurs along the western boundary of this state forest. Within the gorge are remains of the Genesee Canal and of a major branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad. The old railroad grade/canal tow path offers the best access by foot along the bottom of the gorge.
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