Taughannock Falls State Park

Taughannock Falls State Park

Welcome to Taughannock Falls State Park, one of upstate New York's most treasured natural spaces. Taughannock Falls is the tallest single-drop waterfall east of the Rocky Mountains. Located just outside of Trumansburg in Central New York, Taughannock Falls State Park hosts more than 560,000 visitors each year.

As the tallest free-falling waterfall in the northeastern United States, Taughannock rises 215 feet, making it 33 feet taller than Niagara Falls. The gorge walls themselves tower 400 feet.

In Algonquin, Taughannock means "in the trees". The park is steeped in geological history, and each season brings with it unique characteristics for a different experience whenever you visit. There's plenty to learn about the park's nature and history. Some of the most impressive posts are those involving heavy rains or snow melt: they're appropriately tagged "powerful." Want to see something recent from the park? Check out one of these recent posts:

There are many things to do when you visit Taughannock Falls State Park. Whether you enjoy water-based or walking through the woods, camping under dense green canopies or enjoying summer concerts in wide open spaces, Taughannock has something for everyone.