GPS/Locations: Falls: (N 42.76603 / W 76.01582)
Directions: Take 81 to Exit 14 and proceed east on Rt. 11/80 through Tully and continue east on Rt 80. Make a right onto Rt. 91 heading south. Turn left onto Shackam Rd. Look for signs for the the Finger Lakes Trail.
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Parking: Roadside parking at the trail junction at Shackham Rd. Please do not block the trail.
Number of falls: 1.
Size/Types: 15 feet tall cascade in two equal parts.
Best time to visit: Winter snow melt, spring, and after heavy rain. Dry in summer.
Waterway: Hemlock Brook, a tributary into Shackham Brook, which joins with Labrador Creek just to the west.
Time: 30 minutes.
Seasons/Hours: Year round. All day, all night.
Handicap accessibility: No.
Pets: Allowed on leash.
Accommodations: Hiking trail; campsite.
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Finger Lakes Trail Conference
AKA: Hemlock Falls
We’ll admit, this small, seasonal waterfall is not much of a sight. Roughly 15 feet tall, divided in two sections, it barely has water in it during the dry summer months. But you should take some time to see it. The Enchanted Hollow area is a spectacular sight with pristine, peaceful forest, spotted with the calming sound of its various brooks. It’s a beautiful spot to explore and we could tell from the numerous circles of charcoal surrounding the falls, a popular spot for camping along the Finger Lakes Trail. If you are in the area checking out Tinkers Falls, we highly recommend you take the time to check out this falls and see if it is flowing.
Distance: A half-mile there and back.
Markings: Clearly marked trail. Finger Lakes Trail orange blazes.
Description: From the junction at Shackham Rd., head east winding down towards Shackham Brook and the bridge. Follow the orange blazes. From the creek, you may be able to spot a small seasonal tributary that looks almost silver, due to the way the light hits the shale bedrock. Cross the bridge and follow the trail. You see white blazes when crossing Enchanted Hollow, and Blue Blazes when approaching the falls on Hemlock Brook. Stay on the orange blaze trail and you will see the falls as the trail hooks around to follow Hemlock Brook. Trails hug both sides of the creek.
View Enchanted Hollow Falls in a larger map
This small waterfall is located along the southern end of the Onondaga Trail (a branch of the Finger Lakes Trail). For more information on the Finger Lakes Trail, visit the Finger Lakes Trail Conference website.
Labrador Pond Unique Area
Labrador Pond, located to the north on Rt 91, is a great location for fishing and canoeing.
Silky water effect
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