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Denison Falls at Cayuga Nature Center

Denison Falls at the Cayuga Nature Center is a beautiful 21ft cascading fall in a peaceful wooded gorge.


  • $3/adults, $2/seniors/students, $1/kids
  • Swimming is prohibited

Fun Facts

Denison Falls, honoring local teacher and naturalist Marion Denison Ehrhart, is part of the 160-acre Cayuga Nature Center. For one of the region’s most unusual waterfall views, try the vantage from TreeTops, a six-story tree house overlooking Denison Gorge.

Trail Info

From the Cayuga Nature Center Main Lodge, take All Peoples Trail direct to TreeTops and Dennison Falls. Easy trail.

Take Stream Loop to explore the falls and stream. Easy trail.

Open year round, dawn to dusk.

Other trails are open from April through October.

Directions from Ithaca

Take Rt. 89 north 5 miles to the signed entrance of Cayuga Nature Center on your left.

1420 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 273-6260
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