Nice little waterfalls run through big culvert under railroad

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 9 April 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – You live in a place for two decades and you think you’ve found all the nice spots. On Tuesday, while heavy equipment was ripping apart the Clarendon Street bridge, I noticed Sandy Creek ran under the railroad tracks just east of Clarendon Street. I hadn’t seen this place before.

I decided to take a look. I didn’t expect to seen the little waterfalls and the impressive culvert, with some fine Medina sandstone work. That big culvert was built in 1919.

Orleans County has many nice waterfalls and nature trails, but many do not have public access or signage pointing people to the locations.

Places like this are good for the body and soul. As a community we should develop a map, improve signage and accessibility for these special places.

The bottom photo shows the Clarendon Street bridge in the upper right corner before it was knocked down. You can see it through the trees.