The scenic backdrop along Main Street in Montour Falls, New York is one of the most unique. It’s bracketed by a richly flowing She-Qua-Ga Falls as it cascades down 156 feet.
Bracketing the town to the west are cliffs over 300 feet high, punctuated with dozens of small and medium-sized waterfalls, the largest of which flows in the center of Montour Falls. Tumbling over grey limestone, Shequaga Creek plowing into a plunge pool before heading north towards Catharine Creek and Seneca Lake.
At the base of the waterfall is a small park that is open to the public. The park is handicap accessible and it is an approximate 100-foot distance from the street to the base over the waterfalls.
Other Points of Interest
Above She-Qua-Ga Falls is Mill Street, which crosses over Shequaga Creek on a steel arch bridge. Numerous other waterfalls, on privately owned land, dot the waters west of the village.
Above the She-Qua-Ga Falls is the town cemetery. Waterfalls line Shequaga Creek behind the grave site.
Montour Falls is located along State Route 14, approximately 5 minutes south of Watkins Glen. Turn west onto West Main Street. Parking is available along Genessee Street.