Water: Littleville Falls Avon

21 Places to Visit After Heavy Rains

During an arid summer, some of these creeks and rivers have very little volume, leaving their rock beds exposed. While that presents an interesting scene all its own, visiting after heavy rains makes for a spectacular, multi-sensory experience. When raging torrents flow over their banks and brinks, it is a stark reminder of the immense power of water. Beware, there is the potential for land devastation and issues with personal safety—always proceed with caution.

Creeks & Rivers

Oatka Creek Park

1. Oatka Creek through Oatka Creek Park

After Heavy Rains: Oatka Creek LeRoy

2. Oatka Creek through LeRoy

Niagara Falls NY USA

3. Niagara River through Niagara Falls State Park

Water: Wolf Creek Letchworth

4. Wolf Creek through Letchworth State Park

Waterfalls

Water: Stony Brook

5. Lower Falls on Stony Brook, Stony Brook State Park

Water: Papermill Falls Avon

6. Papermill Falls on Conesus Creek, Avon

Water: Niagara Falls

7. American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls on the Niagara River, Niagara Falls, USA

Water: Middle Falls Letchworth

8. Middle Falls on the Genesee River, Letchworth State Park

Water: Lower Falls Letchworth

9. Lower Falls on the Genesee River, Letchworth State Park

Water: Corbetts Glen Tunnel

10. Tunnel Falls on Allen’s Creek, Corbett’s Glen

Water: Allens Creek through Corbetts Glen

11. Postcard Falls on Allen’s Creek, Corbett’s Glen

Water: Honeoye Falls

12. Honeoye Falls on Honeoye Creek, Honeoye Falls

After Heavy Rains: High Falls Genesee River Rochester

13. High Falls on the Genesee River, City of Rochester

Water: Lower Falls Rochester

14. Lower Falls on the Genesee River, City of Rochester

Water: Taughannock Falls

15. Taughannock Falls on Taughannock Creek, Taughannock Falls State Park

Water: Taughannock Falls Lower

16. Lower Falls on Taughannock Creek, Taughannock Falls State Park

Water: Glen Falls Williamsville

17. Glen Falls on Ellicott Creek, Williamsville

After Heavy Rains: Littleville Falls Avon

18. Littleville Falls on Conesus Creek, Avon

Water: Cascadilla Gorge Ithaca

19. Cascades on Cascadilla Creek, Cascadilla Gorge

Gorge Trails: Buttermilk Falls State Park

20. Lower Falls on Buttermilk Creek, Buttermilk State Park

Waterfalls: Watkins Glen State Park

21. Cavern Cascade on Glen Creek, Watkins Glen State Park

Here are a few more to explore after heavy rains:

Debi Bower

<p>Born, raised and living life as a digital designer in Rochester, NY! I am also a day-tripper, writer & photographer, exploring the nooks and crannies that make our part of New York State so special.</p>