Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Taughannock Waterfalls and Gorge

During our travels to New Yorks Finger Lake Region we included a visit to the Taughannock Falls State park located near Ithaca, New York. The Taughannock Falls is 215 ft and 33ft higher than Niagara Falls.





The name originates from a Delaware Indian Chief named Taughannock which means great fall in the woods. I was totally surprised to see this gorge and the waterfalls in this area. It is an easy walk up the river which is mostly flat rocks. I had a lot of fun watching a Kingfisher flying up and down the creek. The Taughannock Creek flows into the Cayuga Lake.




 Ithaca is located near the Finger Lakes and near the Finger Lakes are hundreds of wineries. The Finger Lake region is a great place to do some wine tasting. Watkins Glen is also nearby, so there is a lot to do in this general area. Also included in this trip was a visit to the Montezuma Nat'l Wildlife Refuge. Gradually I am making my around to visit all our countries National Wildlife Refuges.

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15 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful gorge and waterfall. Interesting post.

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  2. Beautiful country there! Love that very tall waterfall, so beautiful!

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  3. So beautiful...There's so much to see in the U.S.A.
    Happy O.W. to you...

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  4. I've never been to the Finger Lakes! It looks gorgeous... maybe this summer we'll take a ride upstate to see it! Thanks!

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  5. Great. I love waterfalls -- would love to see this one!

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  6. The waterfall is so pretty! I love visiting the Finger Lakes.

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  7. what a fantastic view!

    here's my entry :

    watery wednesday

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  8. Refreshing scenes. Beautiful shots!

    Have a great week Eileen.

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  9. I thought I was on Betsy's blog for a minute as she loves waterfalls. The info is very intereting. Higher than Niagara!

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  10. Thanks for sharing this beautiful waterfall with us. We'll have to add it to our 'must see' list.

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  11. What a dramatic waterfall with the contrast of sculpted rock walls and lush green. Our Wildlife Refuges provide such diversity and I think are not heavily visited. Excellent captures Eileen.

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  12. We went Watkins Glen when my son was a baby (he's now 15). Thanks for reminding me how pretty it is up in the Finger Lakes.

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  13. I LOVE this! I think this would be a place I might enjoy more than Niagra...what it very "touristy"?

    I'm going to have to look this place up and also the other National Wildlife Refuges!

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  14. Wow, what a gorgeous place! Luck you to have been there -- and luck us that you're showing it to us.

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