Taughannock Falls: Hiking, Swimming and Scenic Beauty

Enjoy infinite outdoor recreation and see one of the most stunning natural attractions in the Northeast. Plunging 215 feet past rocky cliffs and 400 feet above the gorge, Taughannock Falls is the highest vertical drop waterfall in the Northeastern U.S.. Thirty-three feet taller than Niagara, this spectacular waterfall is just part of the many unique geological formations at Taughannock Falls State Park and surrounding Cayuga Lake. Explore miles of hiking and ski trails along the gorge and rim with panoramic views from above the falls. Enjoy scenic beaches, fishing, boating, sailing, paddle boarding and swimming on Cayuga Lake. The park also offers picnic areas, fun activities, and tours through the Taughannock Gorge and summer concerts along the lakefront.


Prices -

Free parking area at the upper and lower falls.  $8 per vehicle (seasonal) for Taughannock Falls State Park

Hours -

Open 365 days a year from dawn to dusk


  • Summer Concerts
  • Sponsored Hikes
  • Community Events


  • Marina
  • Waterfalls
  • Boating / Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Beach
  • Hiking