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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