Friday, May 1, 2015

Past POIs - Taughannock Falls State Park [Tompkins County, New York]

Taughannock Falls State Park is a state park in the United States that we went to as part of our Watkins Glen long weekend trip in May 2014.

View from Rim Trail
It is a very easy and flat park to walk through and there is only one path to get to the base of the waterfall (it is actually the end point).  There is a circular path at the top where you can walk around the falls which gives you a different view of the falls although I'm not sure if it is worth it (it is an okay walk although there isn't much to see).

View from Rim Trail
The main attraction is at the end of the walk which is a waterfall that is 215 feet high (66 meters) which is 33 feet (10 meters) higher than Niagara Falls!  This also makes it the highest waterfall in the northeastern United States.  To get there, just walk along the main trail which is about 1.4 km (0.75 miles) in.

Part of the Gorge Trail
There is camping available if you like (76 campsites, 16 electrics, 60 with no utilities) and 10 cabins.  The park itself is free to visit.

Come back next Friday for another Past Point of Interest!