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Taughannock Falls - Hiking

Finger Lakes, New York, United States

By lydia.crawford

Taughannock Falls Statistics

Distance

2 KM

Estimated Time

0.75 hour

What are the activities at Taughannock Falls ?

Hiking

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Why choose a trail at Taughannock Falls?

Taughannock Falls State Park (/təˈɡænək/) is a 750-acre (3.0 km2) state park located in the Town of Ulysses in Tompkins County, New York in the United States. The park is northwest of Ithaca near Trumansburg. The park's namesake, Taughannock Falls, is a 215-foot (66 m) plunge waterfall that is the highest single-drop waterfall east of the Rocky Mountains.

The Taughannock Falls are a waterfall located in the Finger Lakes region of New York. The falls are situated on the Taughannock Creek, which flows over a height of 215 feet (66 meters). The creek empties into Cayuga Lake. The falls are part of the Taughannock Falls State Park, which was established in 1965. The park features a hiking trail that leads to the falls, as well as picnic areas and a playground.


What are the services on site?

Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
-76.6105509
42.5354314

What are the coordinates and address of Taughannock Falls?

Taughannock Falls
2381 Taughannock Park Rd, Trumansburg, NY 14886, USA

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Starting Point

The start of the trails at the Taughannock Falls in New York can be accessed from the parking lot near the falls.

Why visit Taughannock Falls

The Taughannock Falls in New York are a must-see destination for anyone visiting the state. The waterfall is one of the highest in the eastern United States, and its beauty is breathtaking. There are several viewing platforms located near the falls, which offer great vantage points to take in the sight. The park also offers hiking trails, picnic areas, and a playground, making it the perfect place to spend a day outdoors.

Is Taughannock Falls in New York a good place for the whole family?

There is no definitive answer to this question as it depends on what each family is looking for in a vacation spot. Some families might find Taughannock Falls to be a great place to visit thanks to its stunning natural scenery, while others might find the park to be too quiet and remote.

Things not to be missed

Hiking, swimming, and picnicking are all popular activities near Taughannock Falls. The falls are also a popular destination for photographers and sightseers.

Hiking, swimming, picnicking, bird watching, fishing, and camping. Taughannock Falls is a beautiful place to spend the day surrounded by nature. There are several hiking trails that lead to the falls, and swimming is allowed in the designated area below the falls. There are also picnic tables and grills available, as well as a playground for children. The park is home to many different types of birds, and fishing is allowed in the creek that runs through the park. There are also several campsites available for those who want to stay overnight.

Where to eat?

1. The Moosewood Restaurant in Ithaca, NY

2. The Gorges Grant in Trumansburg, NY

3. The Farmhouse at Sapsucker Woods in Ithaca, NY

4. The Finger Lakes Cider House in Interlaken, NY

5. The Stonecat Cafe in Hector, NY

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No
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Lydia Crawford, an extraordinary woman with an insatiable zest for life, has become an inspirational figure to many through her adventures and infectious good humor. Born and raised in a small town nestled in the mountains, Lydia developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness, experiences that shaped her into the avid outdoorswoman she is today.

She life was a celebration of adventure, joy, and the great outdoors. She lived with a fierce determination to enjoy every moment and to share that joy with others. Her legacy is one of laughter, exploration, and an unwavering love for the natural world. Lydia's spirit continues to inspire those who knew her and those who discover her story, reminding us all to embrace life with open arms and a heart full of joy.

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