Eternal Flame

Eternal Flame Falls is a unique attraction of Western New York.

You're seeing that right. That's a naturally occurring methane leak in a niche at the back wall of this waterfall. And it's kept burning. One article we saw prepping for this hike recommended bringing a lighter to reignite it just in case.

The water volume was very low today, which made a few parts of the approach to this easier. Because the only way to get to this is, directly upstream.

Today we hiked to see it. And we got emphatically reminded how out-of-practice we are at hiking. The walk in and out... we had to take it very slow. But we got it done, and here I am at home, relaxing and blogging about it.

It's all good.

This article was updated on May 9, 2023

David F