One of my favorite waterfalls that I discovered during my recent Summer Mosaic 2018 project of 50 New York waterfalls is Waverly Glen. This waterfall is located inside Waverly Glen Park (about 200 meters from the parking area) in Waverly, New York. It wasn’t in my guidebook of waterfalls that I reference for most of the project and I wouldn’t have known about it if it wasn’t for a family member who lives nearby mentioning it.
This waterfall is considered a cascade – which means that the water descends in a series of rock steps. Waverly Glen is made up of tiny little steps which makes it look and sound different from many of the other waterfalls I visited. It makes a fun little tinkling sound when the water falls downward.
Waverly Glen is very accessible to the public. It’s a short walk from the parking area, picnic pavilion, and playground to the falls via a level walking path. You’re able to get right up next to the falls, you can climb a grassy hill nearby to get to the top, and there is an already-built path of stones across the creek to get to the other side (anyone else play in creeks growing up?).
Painting Waverly Glen was a unique challenge because of the tiny little steps that it’s made out of and all the splashes that make up the texture of the water. I used a lot of purple blue undertones in the water and brought out the texture by adding light blue green (almost white) highlights.
Have you been to Waverly Glen before? If you haven’t you should consider taking a trip there to see it in person!
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