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Postby tjconheady » Fri Jun 22, 2007 10:01 am

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Postby Matt » Fri Jun 22, 2007 10:13 am

maybe that's where an Indian, literally, fell... from a cliff or something.
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Postby tjconheady » Fri Jun 22, 2007 10:18 am

Indian Falls is a hamlet located in New York, USA near the north border of the town of Pembroke and the west edge of Genesee County. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 795. It is named after the waterfall at its center, where the Tonawanda Creek flows over the Onondaga escarpment.
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Postby cbobcat49 » Sat Jun 23, 2007 5:06 pm

Indian Falls is on Tonawanda Creek. I'd say it's about 50 feet high and is always flowing. I looked for a picture of it and I don't seem to have one. Probably because I've never had a good look at it. The best view is along the side slightly behind the crest. There's a restaurant with a patio that looks like would have a great view but I've never been in there.

There seems to be an access point to the creek about 1/4 mile downstream on the reservation that might be a nice creek walk up to the falls but I haven't done that yet.

Another falls nearby is Morganville Falls near Batavia. About 25 feet high I think. I've only been at the crest of that. All the downstream access points are heavily posted. Here's a link...
http://naturalhighs.net/waterfalls/falls/morgan.htm
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Postby Matt » Sat Jun 23, 2007 5:45 pm

hmmm, I don't see any 50 foot drops on the topo
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Postby cbobcat49 » Sat Jun 23, 2007 6:51 pm

I've only seen it from the side (perpendicular) to the crest.... so I could be wrong with that estimate. But it really seems to be about that high to me though.
40 minimum.

ok, I just asked Julie how high she thought Indian Falls was...

"oh about 25 feet."

So there you have it. :)
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Postby Jen » Sat Jun 23, 2007 7:37 pm

The falls are about 100 feet wide and 20 feet high, and (according to "200 Waterfalls..." by the Freemans) was where a Seneca baby by the name of Hasanoanda - who later changed his name to Ely Samuel Parker - was born.

The Log Cabin Restaurant (on Gilmore Road) is the only place I've found to view the falls. They have a small patio off the parking lot that overlooks the crest. Sometimes the gate to the backyard is open and allows a better view. The back dining area is all windows and overlooks the falls, which were lit by large spotlights the last evening I was there. The menu gives a short history of the falls... and the food is worth the trip!
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Postby cbobcat49 » Sat Jun 23, 2007 8:32 pm

The menu gives a short history of the falls... and the food is worth the trip!


What sort of food to shey serve? They seem like a steak -n- potatoes kind of place.


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Postby Jen » Sun Jun 24, 2007 7:24 am

Pretty much.
Steak-n-taters, broiled or fried fish, 1/2" thick pork chops, etc. Some of what you'd expect, and some twists on old favorites. Haven't gotten anything yet that I didn't like.
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Postby Matt » Mon Jun 25, 2007 3:29 pm

I guess I know where to eat now when visiting that area.
Thanks for the info Jen and welcome to the forum!
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Postby tjconheady » Mon Jun 25, 2007 3:34 pm

I head right out there to get more smokes and I've never noticed anything but rapids

now I know where to look and to grab a bite to eat!
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Postby Matt » Mon Jun 25, 2007 3:35 pm

tim, let me know next time you go out there
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