One of the visual and auditory gems of the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York (USA) is Taughannock Falls. Huddled in one of the well-known gorges north of Ithaca, it is the namesake of Taughannock Falls State Park. To give you an idea of this spectacle: the waterfall drops 215 feet — the highest single-drop waterfall east of the Rocky Mountains.
Photos of Taughannock Falls
Since the park is only a few miles from my home, I frequent both the rim and gorge trails nearly every week when they are open. The result is that I take a lot of pictures of this spectacular waterfall and the surrounding areas. For the purposes of this pictorial blog, I'm presenting just a few of the photos I've captured of the Falls itself.
As you can imagine, Taughannock varies throughout the seasons.
…and lovely Summer
The falls are also dramatic in how much water is falling:
One of the incredible and inspiring parts of this waterfall is the rocky gorge itself. As you view these photos, notice the changes in the rock face on either side of the falls. Here are two more samples for your viewing enjoyment.
Waterrock My raincoat was covered with mist by the time I returned from seeing the Falls this morning. that's just the way I like it. My raincoat sort of said, “This is an adventure!” This waterfall is singularly the most beautiful natural wonder I've ever had in (almost) my backyard. It's so incredibly majestic and awe inspiring. If you ever come to upstate New York, be sure to see it… And let me know you're coming. #waterfall #taughannockfalls #nature #geology #beauty #hiking #seenonmyrun #gorges #gorge #rock #rocks #river #water #adventure #outdoorsnewyork #outdoorphotography #outdoors #outside
May you, too, find many inspiring visuals as you explore the outdoors of our wonderful earth.