Taughannock Falls, near Trumansburg, NY and north of Ithaca along the west shore of Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes region, has long been boasted to be the tallest waterfall east of the Rockies. Or the tallest in the eastern US. Or the tallest straight-drop waterfall in the east. Or even the tallest waterfall in New York State. Yet it is none of these. In this encore episode of Walk in the Park (217), let’s take a look at Taughannock Falls, its geology, and its place among the great waterfalls.
Walk in the Park is a public access TV series cablecast on channel 13 in Ithaca, NY. and watchable online anytime. Walk in the Park is produced by Owl Gorge Productions, a partner in the Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance.