Taughannock Falls, in Taughannock Falls State Park, is one of the magnificent waterfalls located in the Finger Lakes Region by Cayuga Lake near the Ithaca. The 215-foot waterfall is the most impressive feature of the park. It can be viewed in its entirety from the overlook or it can be viewed up close after following a wide walking path from the parking lot alongside the water to the base of the falls.
When we visited, first we viewed the remarkable waterfall from above and then we drove down to the lower parking lot and hiked to the base. It took us about half an hour of leisurely walking to get to the waterfall.
There are many picnic tables and benches near the water and parking lot.
Taughannock Falls State Park extends over Route 89 to the shore of the Cayuga Lake. On that side of the street is another entrance and parking lot near the waterside playground, boat rentals and beach area. There are many picnic tables spread over the large grassy areas. Taughannock Falls State Park is definitely worth visiting when in the Finger Lakes Region.
Posted: July 14, 2022
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1740 Taughannock Blvd
Trumansburg, NY 14886
Approximate Distance from:
Brooklyn Bridge: 4 hours, 25 minutes
Lakewood: 4 hours, 40 minutes
Monsey: 3 hours, 35 minutes