Photograph Taughannock Falls
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This quick hike in Taughannock Falls State Park leads to a beautiful 214 foot waterfall.
This is a quick and easy hike leading to an incredible 214 foot waterfall that is beautiful in all four seasons. Bring the whole family and hangout by the falls for the afternoon, weather permitting. During the winter, the falls transform the surrounding cliffs into a wall of ice and snow, but in the warmer months, the mist and shade near the falls provide the perfect retreat.
To reach the falls, park at the Taughannock Farms Inn along Highway 89, opposite Cayuga Lake, and head away from the road to find the trailhead at the edge of the parking lot. Take the well signed Gorge Trail all the way to the base of the falls. The trail is wide, relatively flat and friendly for the whole family.
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As the local's say "Ithaca is Gorges" Done this hike half a dozen times or so and never ceases to amazes me, don't forget to check it out in winter! Fun fact: This is the tallest single drop waterfall East of the Rockies!
Very beautiful and an easy trail you can bring dogs and family on. You can walk out on the rocks to get a closer look at the waterfalls, I went in March, 55 degrees out. You can go on top over looking the waterfall or you can go to the parking lot on bottom getting an up close look.
I was very glad to have checked out this spot. The trails are all very well maintained, and the parking lots are easily accessible. The waterfall itself is one of the best on the East Coast. I went in the winter and there was ice surrounding the falls, making it an amazing photo opportunity.
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