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Taughannock Falls State Park

2221 Taughannock Park Rd, Trumansburg, NY 14886
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
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Tonawanda, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Makes for a nice picnic, plenty of tables, beautiful view of the lake. The falls was pretty and was about a 20 minute leisurely walk from the main road. Bring a bating suit if you want to get wet.

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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The Taughannock Falls, about a 25 minute ride from the center of Ithaca, are definitely worth the trip. The falls are located right next to Cayuga Lake, and it is a quick 2 minute walk, mostly stairs, to the viewing area from the parking lot. They viewing area was perfectly built to allow for excellent photos and is definitely worth... More

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Hermitage, Pennsylvania
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Yes, one waterfall. At 215 feet high, one waterfall seems like enough. That it lies at the end of a flat trail about a mile in length with well-marked viewing areas makes it accessible to safest distance possible for viewing makes it a family friendly spot. With the New York State Park standard $8 per car entry fee (save receipt... More

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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This was our first stay in the finger lakes area. We had a wonderfully secluded campsite. The hikes were intense with exception to the direct walk to the base of the falls which is very flat, short and easy. It might even be handicap accessible. Though, I'm not 100% sure about that. The advantage of seeing the falls from up... More

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Hauppauge, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We were a bit disappointed at Taughannock Falls State Park. We were in the Ithaca area to see all the waterfalls and hike the trails. After hiking Buttermilk and Robert Treman, we had high expectations. I though those parks and waterfalls were much more beautiful. We hiked the main trail to the falls, but it was just a flat trail... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The falls are a short hike in from the parking area. The trail is very level (stroller-friendly) and shaded for most of the way. The falls are best in spring when the water is high, but they are spectacular year-round. The gorge is hundreds of feet high and its geological evolution is documented with regular signage. We just did the... More

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new york
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We stopped by for a short visit to the falls and it is worth the visit. There are 2 trails from the top of the gorge (north rim & south rim trail) where parking is free. For those who just want to view the falls without walking, there is a nice viewing spot on the road. And for those who... More

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Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We started by finding a north entrance with a fantastic lookout of the falls. If you just want a photo of the falls, go there as it can be seen right from the parking lot. This lot was also free to park at and a bathroom was available. You can also do the north and south rim trails from here.... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Plan to spend a full day at this park. There's so much to do and see. The hike to the waterfall certainly can't be missed. It's an easy hike on basically a level surface which takes about twenty minutes from the parking lot. During the summer months, the shaded trail is a real treat. Our kids had a good time... More

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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A waterfall taller than Niagra in a beautiful park with access to Cayuga Lake, and it's free, amazing!

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