Exploring the Beauty of Glen Park

By Charlie Fashana

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Within one square mile area of the Village of Williamsville there are six parks for residents and visitors alike to frolic within and about. You can make the case for which one you think is best after you’ve paid a visit to each, but I’ll argue that Glen Park tops the list.

Literally smack-dab in the middle of the village – and steps from all of the walkable village eating, drinking and shopping – is the beautiful Glen Park. Williamsville sprouted up around this natural resource two centuries ago; its oldest businesses – The Eagle House and Glen Park Tavern – can be found just steps away.

Bordered by the picturesque Glen Falls and the 215-year-old Williamsville Water Mill (now home to Sweet Jenny’s candy shop), there’s a beautiful parcel of land with interconnecting ponds, streams, trees, waterfalls and wildlife.

I was going to write a lot of words about the beauty of Glen Park – but turns out, pictures tell the story. Just grab a bench or boulder, or lay a blanket down, and briefly drift away from the village hustle and bustle and immerse yourself in the nature and beauty that sits just north of Main Street.

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Charlie Fashana

At work I'm part artist, part scientist. At home I'm part husband, part dad. Here and always, I'm all Buffalo.