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Taughannock Falls

It's a short easy walk through a pretty gorge. We passed someone with a wheelchair so it's... read more

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Kerry M
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Beautiful area

Cayuga Lake rests in the center of an ancient valley carved from the rich earth and farm land which... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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One of the largest of New York's Finger Lakes, this area is used for swimming, boating, fishing and other outdoor recreational activities.
Ithaca, NY
+1 607-273-3440
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Reviewed today

It's a short easy walk through a pretty gorge. We passed someone with a wheelchair so it's definitely accessible. The path is wide and well laid out, there aren't any difficult bits, you don't need walking shoes. There are interesting information boards dotted along the...More

Thank Kerry M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Cayuga Lake rests in the center of an ancient valley carved from the rich earth and farm land which enshrine the finger lakes of New York. We enjoyed a week on the lake itself at Lakeshore Winery during our recent visit (June into July). The...More

Thank Aiptasia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cayuga Lake is one of the prettiest of the Finger Lakes and very clean. Great boating, fishing and kayaking. Ithaca is at the southern end and the lake features many waterfalls.

Thank Kathyjoy4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cayuga Lake is so beautiful! Enjoyed our trip with my two teenage boys and husband. Boating and jet skiing! Highly recommended.

Thank lizduke2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked the river back to the Falls and back to the parking area. Easy trail to walk too. Large picnic area with grills along the lake with swimming area and playground area.

1  Thank Eldersburg61
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cayuga Lake's 2.5 Trillion gallons of water captures and stores the cold of winter and through a pumping and heat exchange system keeps the Cornell campus comfy and cool. The cost of the system will be paid back in 10 to 13 years. The system...More

1  Thank differentname
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This photo shows Taughannock Falls from the overlook just off rt 89 a short distance, and about 8 mi north of Ithaca. No fee to park here. There is a gift shop and rest rooms. NY State charges a fee to park at all their...More

Thank Dorine E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Too many things about Cayuga Lake to list. If you're based in Ithaca, it's hard to leave that immediate area since it is one of the coolest towns in the USA. Come as you are and be as you are. Artistic and welcoming small town...More

3  Thank Christine M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A clear and well kept trail leads through the woods from Cayuga Lake to the site of these water falls located a 1/2 hour drive North of Ithaca, on the West side of the lake. Plenty of picnic and recreational areas at this state part...More

2  Thank Lvanwonderen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a flat 3/4 mile hike one way starting from near the lake ending at the foot of the great waterfall. Very flat and easy to walk.

1  Thank Jessie H
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Patricia A
25 June 2018|
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Are pets allowed
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25 June 2018|
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Response from Willof72 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely they are allowed! Life is better with a dog! 😊
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9 May 2018|
Response from Journeyman51 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely!!! The walk in is easy and accessible! About a mile or so... My 3 year old granddaughter made it fun for all of us last month... Shoes? Water safe sandals work when water is warm enough and you want to get... More