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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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Nice lakeside park. Gentle (if not a little boring) walk to falls which anyone can do. Falls reportedly higher than Niagra, but that's about all you see on the walk. IMO, enjoyed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 2, 2015
Brandy P
East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 NEW

Nice lakeside park. Gentle (if not a little boring) walk to falls which anyone can do. Falls reportedly higher than Niagra, but that's about all you see on the walk. IMO, enjoyed Letchworth SP & Watkins Glen more.

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Tonawanda, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 NEW

We had our daughter's wedding at the park in August in and around the pavilion by the lake shore. The park workers were very helpful in helping us with access, details, etc. We decorated the pavilion the evening before and were able, (thanks to good weather on the day of the event) to have a lovely indoor/outdoor celebration. Photos by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

We had briefly stopped at the overlook at the top of the park to view the falls a few years back. This year we got to walk the trail to the base of the falls. It's spectacular! The nice thing is, if you have little ones, you would be able to use a stroller because the trail is nice and... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

If in the Finger Lakes to see the waterfalls ... don't miss this park. There are two nice waterfalls in this park. One is almost in the parking area and the higher falls, and not to be missed, is about an easy one mile level walk. Great photo opportunity. There was a group of college boys under the falls while... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

This State Park has the main falls at the overlook location as well as a hike to the view from the ground level. The overlook has a free parking lot to view the falls which during our visit they were rebuilding some of the flagstone to expand the area. We actually choose this location for our wedding ceremony and received... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Beautiful spot! You can choose your level--you can drive to a nice lookout spot, you can walk along a flat path, or you can hike up stairs and a path (about two hours) around the lake with wonderful views. A lovely activity for nice weather. Charge for parking.

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Wescosville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

This is another great state park in the Finger Lakes. This one is an easy access one. The walk in is a fairly flat one and ends with a spectacular view of the 220+ falls. The park charge is normally $7 per car and is good at all state parks all that day. The walk gives you a chance to... More 

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West Tisbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

The highest single-drop waterfall east of the Mississippi River. 'Nuff said. It can be seen from an overlook (currently being redone, with the welcome addition of rest rooms) and from down below via a trail that is flat, relatively short, and very pleasant to walk. A great place for a family visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

This is a beautiful park for day use. The water at the beach is very clear, there are tons of benches, wide open spaces, and the hike to the falls is spectacular and very easy. Great for walking your dog as the stream is crystal clear for the dog to drink and cool off. It must be amazing in the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

This campground has a great location and the staff are lovely, however, the campsites are very small, and there is an odd shared set-up for the electric hookup that requires an extension for the electric cord (we had a 30 ft and still needed an extension). We were in site 6 and the was a horrible stench each night from... More 

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