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Taughannock Falls
Taughannock Falls
The tallest single drop waterfall east of the Rocky Mountains! Pronounced Tuh-GA-nick, this 215ft cascade is three stories taller than Niagara Falls.
Enfield Falls Ithaca
Robert H. Treman State Park
Experience the craggy gorges and winding trails and take a dip in the life guarded swimming area for a cool down.
Ithaca Falls
Ithaca Falls
Experience one of Ithaca's secret waterfalls this summer, a great place to stop and enjoy a picnic lunch or just relax with a good book! With a 150ft cascading fall, watch Fall Creek's final plunge to Cayuga Lake.
Buttermilk Falls
Buttermilk Falls
Buttermilk Creek descends more than 500 feet in a series of cascades and rapids, and of course you can swim at the bottom of it.
Cascadilla Gorge Ithaca New York
Cascadilla Falls
Picturesque Cascadilla Falls is a 20ft multiple cascading fall, the first on a popular gorge trail that connects Cornell University to downtown from College Ave. to Court St. Along the way, the creek drops 400ft past nine waterfalls.
Ludlowville Falls
Ludlowville Falls
Ludlowville Falls on Salmon Creek is a 35ft multi-plume cascade with a pioneer history.

Ithaca Waterfalls

Over 150 waterfalls within 10 square miles. Don't believe it? Come see for yourself!

As the saying goes, "Ithaca is GORGES!" It's because of the 150 waterfalls that flow across the town, funneling water through gorges carved out thousands of years ago. By glaciers, they tell us. Ithaca is one of the best spots in New York State for those that love waterfalls to visit and explore. You can go up to Cornell University, down to the Ithaca Commons, or head to one of the state parks, and you'll undoubtedly stumble upon one of Ithaca's waterfalls. And the waterfall explorations don't stop in Ithaca; surrounding towns in Tompkins County have their own hidden gems. The Ithaca area is the perfect Finger Lakes destination for waterfall viewing.

Take a look at some of the beautiful waterfalls below and start planning your New York waterfall road-trip today!

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