Taughannock Falls State Park in Trumansburg, New York
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Nature's majesty awaits!. Taughannock Falls State Park, New York
Taughannock Falls State Park, located in New York's scenic Finger Lakes area, is a natural marvel made by the relentless carving of Taughannock Creek into the landscape. This wonderful park is home not just to the magnificent waterfall of the same name, but also to stunning pathways, unique rock formations and numerous wild animals. The name Taughannock has unclear origins, though a leading theory says it is a combination of Iroquois and Algonquin terms, roughly translating to 'great fall in the woods'. The park, which was founded in 1924, guarantees visitors memorable adventures, whether you hike the rim paths for panoramic views of the falls and rock formations, take a refreshing plunge in Cayuga Lake or bring a pair of binoculars for birding. A keen eye can spot winged locals such as turkey vultures, common loons and great horned owls.