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Wells Falls - Tompkins County

Postby bish » Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:14 pm

My wife and I checked out this falls and abandoned power plant in Ithaca recently. It's a popular "illegal" swimming hole for locals, with the crazier ones leaping off the power plant roof into a small, deep pool at the base of one falls. It's near the 6 mile creek nature area off Giles Rd. in Ithaca.
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Re: Wells Falls - Tompkins County

Postby americanhero » Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:27 pm

nice shots, I like the third one really a lot. ;)
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Re: Wells Falls - Tompkins County

Postby pgflyer1 » Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:33 am

You seemed to really capture the falls in first picture with B&W type.. Seems to let you know they've been around a long time !
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Re: Wells Falls - Tompkins County

Postby hobkyl » Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:40 pm

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Re: Wells Falls - Tompkins County

Postby hobkyl » Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:54 pm

Visited Saturday and found some kids jumping off the falls. It was raining pretty bad, so I only got off a couple of shots.

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They also headed upstream, and I wondered what was up there...so I googled Six Mile Creek Jumping and came up with videos such as this one. There had to have been close to 2 dozen people out in all, in a pretty nasty thunderstorm. Wish we had gone upstream to see jumps like these...

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Re: Wells Falls - Tompkins County

Postby Matt » Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:45 am

i am compelled to visit this one now. The abandoned building really adds to the atmosphere.
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Re: Wells Falls - Tompkins County

Postby hobkyl » Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:17 pm

Such an easy falls to visit too!
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Re: Wells Falls - Tompkins County

Postby RichieC » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:34 pm

Went to Well's Falls a.k.a Businessman's Lunch today - beautiful falls, and pretty full.

Does anyone know how to access Porter Falls which are evidently further up six-mile creek? The Mulholland Wildlife Preserve trail ends at a small waterfall with a dam in the distance. Porter Falls seems to be beyond that however.
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Re: Wells Falls - Tompkins County

Postby RichieC » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:12 am

a look at Well's Falls
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