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Taughannock Falls State Park

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Address: 2221 Taughannock Park Rd, Trumansburg, NY 14886
Phone Number: 607-387-6739
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Longest water drop on east coast but in Feb it was mostly frozen

This is a fabulous place and the falls tremendous. On a winter visit we checked the overlook and then drove down to the trailhead that goes in about a mile to the falls. This is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Burdett, New York
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Burdett, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This is a fabulous place and the falls tremendous. On a winter visit we checked the overlook and then drove down to the trailhead that goes in about a mile to the falls. This is the first winter where the Parks have plowed that trail so we didn't need snowshoes. The falls themselves had a huge ice dome at the... More 

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Trumansburg, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Taughannock Falls State Park is one of the gems of the Finger Lakes. I always feel as if I am on vacation when I'm there, even though it's just a few miles from my home! The park has a prime location on Cayuga Lake. There are many picnic tables, grills, & shelters which makes picnicking a pleasure. The park has... More 

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Westerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Fairly level walk along the river to the base of the falls during the fall season is incredibly beautiful.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The Taughannock Falls is a beautiful attraction. It is, apparently the highest single drop waterfall in North America east of the Rockies so it is an impressive view indeed. There are two trails in the park. The gorge trail is through the gorge itself up to the waterfall. It offers an impressive view up the waterfall and the stone canyon... More 

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Milton, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The hike from the lower falls to the upper falls may challenge some people. However, the views along the path are lovely and mostly quiet (although often too close to the road). The upper falls are a pleasant experience worth packing a picnic lunch to enjoy.

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I grew up in T-burg and never really appreciated the beauty of Taughannock Park until I grew up and shared with my family and friends. The Falls overlook is beautiful at any season. The trail to the base of the falls is most enjoyable in the summer when you can wander off the trail and wade through the shallow water... More 

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Cohoes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This falls is 300 feet higher than Niagara Falls although when we visited it wasn't running terribly full and fast. But it's still worth the easy walk into the gorge to view it. The guide says it's 3/4 of a mile in but it seemed a bit longer than that. Suitable for a stroller. The children that we saw seemed... More 

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West Milford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

It's a nice hike. Not too difficult and you can swim there by the falls in nice weather. It is a beautiful falls!

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Millstone, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Taughannock Falls is a beautiful park. We came on a rainy (slightly snowy) November morning and first stopped at the lookout. If you have some time, it's definitely worth a stop since it gives you a view from the top of the gorge. We were determined to hike the Gorge Trail so we drove down to the parking lot and... More 

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Trumansburg, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Many beautiful views behold the visitor. Walk up the gorge and also look from the overlook. Nice swimming area and picnic areas. Good fishing from the north point.

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