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    • Montour Falls, New York

      Shequaga Falls

      0.09 mi / 23 ft gain
      Shequaga Falls is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Montour Falls, New York.
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    • Montour Falls, New York

      Photograph Aunt Sarah's Falls

      This waterfall can be seen directly from the road but can also easily be missed when driving route 14.   There is a small parking lot across the street to stop and enjoy the falls and take a few photos.  It sits right on the border of Montour Falls just south of Watkins Glen.   Aunt Sarah's Fall...
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    • Montour Falls, New York

      Eagle Cliff Falls

      0.29 mi / 128 ft gain
      Eagle Cliff Falls is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Montour Falls, New York.
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    • Watkins Glen, New York

      Watkins Glen South Rim Trail

      2.67 mi / 476 ft gain
      Watkins Glen South Rim Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Watkins Glen, New York.
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    • Watkins Glen, New York

      Gorge Trail via south Parking Lot

      4.6
      4 mi
      Nestled right off the main road in the small village of Watkins Glen in Upstate New York, Watkins Glen State Park is a beautiful area with plenty to see. Although it is a bit touristy and right off of the road, you'll forget how close to society you are when you see these beautiful waterfalls. W...
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    • Watkins Glen, New York

      Gorge Trail and Lovers Lane Loop

      0.74 mi / 180 ft gain
      Gorge Trail and Lovers Lane Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Watkins Glen, New York.
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    • Burdett, New York

      Explore Hector Falls

      The waterfall is not far from Watkins Glen State Park, just a few miles north on route 414 on the east side of the lake. If you are out chasing waterfalls, this is an easy and beautiful spot to make a quick stop. This is roadside, but there is plenty of shoulder along the road to pull off and ta...
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    • Newfield, New York

      Hike Treman State Park

      5.0
      3 mi / -400 ft gain
      Starting in the parking area, choose which direction of the loop to take (all of which will take you to Lucifer Falls). You can choose to do a shorter, 1 - mile loop around the falls, or go further to the lower section of the park (approximately 3 miles).There is also a campground conveniently l...
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    • Ithaca, New York

      Rim Trail and Gorge Trail Loop

      0.8 mi / 30 ft gain
      Rim Trail and Gorge Trail Loop is a 0.9 loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Newfield, New York.
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    • Ithaca, New York

      Hike Sweedler Preserve at Lick Brook

      5.0
      1.6 mi / 500 ft gain
      Trailheads and parking are on both Sandbank and Townline Roads, with elevations ranging from 280-330m. Follow the white blazes of the Finger Lakes trail downhill with views of the gorge, and wind through massive oak and maple trees. At the bottom of the hill (about 100m of elevation), you can en...
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    • Ithaca, New York

      Hike the Thayer Preserve Loop at Lick Brook

      0.8 mi / 100 ft gain
      On Townline road, park at the pulloff where you'll see arrows pointing to the "Thayer Loop Trail" and a kiosk describing the trail. This trail is a short trail that travels along the side of Lick Brook overlooking several small cascades and waterfalls. For a section it also passes by a small farm...
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    • Ithaca, New York

      Hike Coy Glen

      5.0
      2 mi / 689 ft gain
      Before starting this hike, please make sure you have permission to access Cornell Botanic Gardens.  Starting at the parking space on Elm St. Extension, follow the trail downhill until you reach the bed of the creek. The creek becomes the trail at this point, and you will need to navigate it appr...
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    • Trumansburg, New York

      Explore Smith Woods

      5.0
      0.5 mi / -30 ft gain
      Smith Woods is a 32 acre old growth forest in Trumansburg, NY, directly across from the Trumansburg Fairgrounds. Start by parking in the Shur Save parking lot, and walk to the corner of the woods where you will find a sign and trail blazes. The trail is an easy .5 mile loop hike through the wood...
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    • Ithaca, New York

      Hike the Gorge Trail at Buttermilk Falls

      5.0
      1.7 mi / 500 ft gain
      The Gorge Trail starts to the right at the base of the last cascading waterfall you see as you enter the park. From here you begin hiking into the heart of the gorge following Buttermilk Creek to a bridge where you can turn around or continue exploring.The trail features several large cascading f...
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    • Trumansburg, New York

      Taughannock Falls Overlook

      4.8
      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...
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    • Trumansburg, New York

      Gorge Trail to Taughannock Falls

      4.9
      1.95 mi / 364 ft gain
      The trailhead is located right off NY Route 89 with plenty of parking just across the street from it. Be sure to take your camera and tripod because these 215 ft tall falls are a sight to see!  The hike to the base of the falls is a very easy 1.5 miles out and back. In the summer months the trai...
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    Camping and Lodging in Montour Falls

    Watkins Glen / Corning KOA Resort
    Watkins Glen, New York

    Watkins Glen / Corning KOA Resort

    Potomac Group Campground
    Burdett, New York

    Potomac Group Campground

    Lawrence Recreation Area
    Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania

    Lawrence Recreation Area

    Tompkins
    Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania

    Tompkins

    South Shore Recreation Area
    Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania

    South Shore Recreation Area

    Ives Run
    Tioga, Pennsylvania

    Ives Run

    Guides, Insights and Stories from Montour Falls

    Why You Need to Visit Taughannock Falls in the Winter

    Why You Need to Visit Taughannock Falls in the Winter

    Abby Shepard