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Taughannock Falls State Park

2221 Taughannock Park Rd, Trumansburg, NY 14886
607-387-6739
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

There are 3 places to access the falls. There is an overlook that is a short walk from a parking area. This parking is located a little above the lakefront area of the park. There are 2 accesses from the lower parking are, one is a path to the base of the falls and the other is a trail that... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This was our first stop exploring the finger lakes region. It was a gorgeous sunny day. The view from the lookout point was good. We took the easy trail, which was flat and followed a shallow river all the way to the falls. There were a lot of people that day and we took lots of pictures. A lot of... More

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Niagara NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The 1/2 mile hike to the water fall is well worth the walk. Be sure to take your camera or smart phone

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Iowa
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

This is a fantastic waterfall, 215 feet tall. They say its the tallest one east of the Mississippi River. Taller than Niagara. You drive right to the lookout point and the view is stunning. There is also a nice walk to the base of the falls from clear paths at the bottom.

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Stopped on the way down Cayuga Lake to Ithaca between wine and beer tasting. Great little piece of nature right off the main drag. We didn't hike but stopped for some photos of the falls and had no problem walking right up and getting a good view. Even in the middle of the summer.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a beautiful park. There are 2 separate entrances. You can see the falls from above, then drive down and hike back to them. The trail is level, and it is possible to walk along the streambed, or in the stream. My 16-year-old son said it was the best time of our vacation which included a glider ride for... More

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was the first gorge/falls we visited on our Labor day w/e to Ithaca. The view is amazing, waterfall is beautiful and so high. We walked along the gorge trail which was very flat and it brought us to the falls which were so beautiful. We took many pictures along the way. People were walking in the water as it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What a great state park. The falls are spectacular, and it's an easy walk to get to them. Beautiful.

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Belmar, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Parked in the lot by the Park Office and marina. Started with the Gorge Trail. Nice level hike. After the first waterfall you encounter, depending on water level, you can jump off the trail and walk in the water all the way to the big waterfall. Some parts are slippery so be careful. Take your time (what's there rush?) The... More

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Neshanic Station,NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

Hiked the rim trail clockwise, south to north during summer. Involves many steps on a well maintained path. The southern section builds curiosity and provides a preview of what is to come. Ask for a map at the park entrance. This helped at the half way to select the old rail bridge. A great view from the bridge, on the... More

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