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Taughannock Falls State Park

2221 Taughannock Park Rd, Trumansburg, NY 14886-9567
+1 607-387-6739
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Scenery is beautiful

We have gone here many, many times and love it every time. If you are here as just adults then I... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2016
kmk818
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Seneca Falls, New York
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Worth visiting, seems like it'd be crowded, though

We went during the off season but it was still packed. Parking is $8. There seemed to be free... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2016
ibadger
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New York City, New York
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2221 Taughannock Park Rd, Trumansburg, NY 14886-9567
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Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

We have gone here many, many times and love it every time. If you are here as just adults then I recommend the south rim trail- it's a good workout. If you are here with kids and pets then I recommend the walking trail. And...More

Thank kmk818
Reviewed 28 April 2016

We went during the off season but it was still packed. Parking is $8. There seemed to be free parking we found in one area but it was one hour parking. Great view of the waterfall from the trails, hike to the waterfall is great....More

Thank ibadger
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

If you are a family with young children, this is a great day trip from Ithaca or Syracuse. The falls trail is very easy and only a mile. In parts you can walk on the river itself. After viewing the falls, go across the street...More

Thank KylersKL
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

A couple of local guys we met on the wine tour recommended this. So just north of Ithaca, NY we pulled into this overlook. WOW! Just a beautiful view without any walking. There were several trails to hike if you wished. The rest area is...More

Thank gspielman
Reviewed 20 April 2016

We were lucky in that it was sunny and about 60 degrees out, perfect for a nice walk. We were driving from Ithaca college to Hobart and William Smith college so it was a nice stop. We first passed the hike parking and went up...More

Thank travelingfamily4Ma
Reviewed 20 April 2016

You will probably hear this a million times if you visit, but Taughannock Falls is actually taller than Niagara Falls! The falls present a beautiful vista and the park has some gorgeous trails that you can explore. There are also some great picnicking areas by...More

Thank Natalie V
Reviewed 20 April 2016

hard to rank these things, all a matter of personal style, but this may be the most spectacular of the geological etch-a-sketches in the Ithaca area, great views available to any even with limited mobility... take time to stop and in the old days, you'd...More

1  Thank DOUGANDPOLLY
Reviewed 18 April 2016

The setting is spectacular and it is truly an incredibly beautiful location. Well worth the visit. That said, if you plan on camping, take the time to call the park office before you reserve a site with the crooks at Reserve America. The campground at...More

1  Thank spb12345
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Lots of trails. Gorge trail is great for families and an easy walk. Rim trails are more quiet and secluded. Not as nice a view from the south rim trail. Gorge trail is so beautiful. You can get up close to the waterfall and feel...More

Thank Christine D
Reviewed 12 April 2016

North Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia have much higher falls. Typical Yankeecentric mindset. They even think they have the tallest mountain.

Thank G8rfan61
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joan48713
With the flooding in the area will we have a problem with roads? Will we be able to walk the base on Monday 4/10/17
9 April 2017|
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Response from Mary A | Reviewed this property |
No problems at all! A tiny bit muddy in some areas but the roads are all clear. Perfect time to go because of the extra water!
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Sean Q
When camping at this park, does someone in your group have to be 18 to reserve a campsite? Do they check ID when youre checking in?
17 March 2017|
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Response from kelleyted1@gmail.com | Reviewed this property |
We unfortunately did not camp there during our visit so not sure
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Nicole C
how much time does it take to visit this falls? i would like to do this and watkins glen the same day but not sure if thats possible. thanks!!! :)
17 January 2017|
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Response from Judym1984 | Reviewed this property |
The falls from park entrance, maybe a 1/2 mile. My husband and I did both that & went to Watkins Glen in the same day. It can be done. Also, once you pay part entrance fee at one NY State Park, it is good for all NY State... More
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