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:
December 31, 2021
Rockfall at Taughannock Park
October 27, 2021
Taughannock in an October Nor'easter
August 11, 2021
Fred Was Here
July 18, 2021
Rain, Rain, Go ... West
April 17, 2021
Unique Perspectives from the South Rim Trail
December 29, 2020
First Day Hike at Taughannock Falls
December 25, 2020
Taughannock at Christmas
October 19, 2020
Vibrant Fall Colors on a Cloudy Morning
September 24, 2020
When Is a Waterfall Not a Waterfall?
September 3, 2020
Peregrines Return to Taughannock Gorge
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 Falls State Park has something for everyone.