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of Dansville, N.Y. (If you miss the turn to Sugar
Creek you will end up at Stony Brook!)
Creek Glen Campground, PO Box 143, Dansville,
NY 14437, 585-335-6294 .
stretch of Sugar Creek shown in the picture to
the left is between Poag's Hole and County Road
17 about 5 miles south of Dansville.
Rte 36 south from Dansville. Just 1/4 mile
after you cross under interstate 390, turn right
onto Poag's Hole Road.
access the creek from the bottom of the major falls,
simply follow Poag's Hole Rd until it ends at the
Sugar Creek Campground. If you visit when the camp
is not in use you will have no difficulty finding
a place to park! (If you visit in the summer you
will want to stop and ask the proprietor where to
leave your car.) The camp is not used in the
winter and the trails to the first falls are easy
to find. There are trails in the woods to
the north of the falls that will take you up and
around the falls so that you can proceed upstream
to the smaller falls and the glen.
you would rather access the glen and the falls from
the top then take Rte 36 to Poag's Hole Road but
shortly after turning onto Poag's Hole Road you
will turn again onto Geiger Road (called Ossian
by some maps). Follow this road until you
reach CR 49. Follow CR 49 to CR 17. CR 17 crosses
Sugar Creek in less than 1/4 mile. Just beyond the
creek you will see a dirt driveway on the left (east
side of the road) that leads into the woods
and to an area next to the creek where you can leave
for the wooded trail near the large falls, all of
the hiking will take place in the creek. Both
large and small falls are closer to Sugar Creek camp
than to CR17.
The picture shows a particularly
scenic spot along the creek where we enjoyed a
small deep swimming hole just below a series of
smaller falls. Our group felt and
accepted nature's invitation to stay and meditate.
The hike from CR17 takes you downstream for approximately
1.5 miles before you encounter the large falls.
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