Photo gallery: A virtual stroll through the area
Enter the area through the gateway on Wattaquadock Hill Rd., opposite Ballville.
If you take the side path off to your right, you will come to this long bridge built over a seasonal stream as an Eagle Scout project.
If you go straight through the gate, you come to the small pond, where you might like to sit on this bench for a moment while the kids skip rocks.
Continue along the path over the bridge above the restored dam of an old button mill. (See history for details.)
The sound of the water rushing over the dam can be mesmerizing.
In winter crazy patterns form in the ice around the dam.
The large pond comes into view on the right as you continue along the path.
In winter the pond is frozen over.
Sunrise and sunset are particularly beautiful times to visit.
At the far end of the pond, you come to the dam that is the center of attention. Here is a photo taken during repairs in 1995. Note the crack in the wall on the right side.