Taughannock Falls

Near Trumansburg, NY

Tallest waterfall in the Northeast


Taughannock Falls

Taughannock Falls - New York

Photo taken by Sumoflam in August 2008


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The falls are formed by a rock bed creek entering the lake and surrounded by a glen with walls climbing to 400 feet (120 meters). The cataract has a drop of 215 feet (66 meters), one of the highest east of the Rocky Mountains slightly higher even (25 ft., 8 m) than Niagara (American side), but they cannot be compared because it has much smaller volume. Taughannock is interesting year round - the falls and gorge create a natural amphitheater with dense spray rising from the bottom often shrouding the lower part of the cataract in mist. The name "Taughannock" originates either from that of the Delaware Indian chief Taughannock or as the Delaware word taghkanic ("great fall in the woods").

Update Log 

  • May 9, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
  • January 28, 2013: Added by Sumoflam


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