Description - This beautiful state park's most well known feature is Taughannock Falls which tumbles 215 feet off a rock cliff. Scenic and fairly easy hiking trails travel around the top of the falls while a more challenging hike descends downward to the pool. Picnic and camping opportunities are enjoyed as well. Park is open for winter use.
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Taughannock Falls State Park
- One of the highest waterfalls in the eastern United States is located at Taughannock Falls State Park along the Taughannock Creek which flows through a 400 foot gorge. The spectacular sight plunges 215 feet down off dark rocky cliffs. This park offers a variety of overnight and day use amenities.
Recreation - Features of Taughannock Falls State Park include viewing scenery, camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, a nature trail, car top boat launch, power boating, cabins, marina and picnic grounds. Winter sport enthusiasts enjoy cross-country skiing, ice skating, sledding and pond ice skating.
Climate - The Taughannock Falls area experiences average January temperatures above 22 degrees Fahrenheit (above -6 degrees Celsius). It is important to note that this area receives some of the heaviest snowfalls in the nation. Summer temperatures average around 72 degrees Fahrenheit (around 22 degrees Celsius). Precipitation in the region ranges from less than 36 inches to approximately 40 inches of rain and snowmelt.
Taughanock Falls State Park is located on the southwestern shores of Cayuga Lake along SR 89.