Taughannock Falls State Park, Trumansburg, New York
2221 Taughannock Road, Trumansburg, New York 14886| Map |
Located between the Village of Trumansburg and the city of Ithaca, Taughannock Falls State Park features hiking trails, picnic areas, beach swimming, playgrounds and camping, making it an ideal destination for families visiting the Finger Lakes Region in New York. Situated in Ulysses, Taughannock State Park is known for its stunning waterfalls, which are formed by a rock bed creek entering the lake and surrounded by a glen with walls climbing up to 400 feet. Things to do with kids include hiking along trails. Young families especially enjoy the Gorge Trail, a pleasant three-quarter mile walk along a flat, wide path that ends near the base of the falls. On a hot summer day hikers can feel the cool mist from the falls and along the creek bed. More serious hikers may want to tackle the scenic Rim Trail, which is closed during the winter months. The Multi-Purpose Trails are open in winter for hiking and cross-country skiing in scenic Taughannock Falls State Park in the Finger Lakes Region in New York.
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In winter, families may want to bring a sled for an afternoon of snow play at Taughannock Falls State Park in the Finger Lakes Region in New York.
Address: 2221 Taughannock Road, Trumansburg, New York 14886| Map
Hours: Open 365 days a year from dawn to dusk with camping from Mid April thru Mid October
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If you're traveling with small children and would like to see a huge and impressive waterfall without hiking trails, Taughannock Falls is a great option just outside of Ithaca. There is an observation area very close to the road. Just a few stairs, and you're in for an amazing view! There are plenty of trails that will get you up close, but with a 20 month old, this made more sense for us and provided a quick but impressive photo stop. The park also offers camping options along Cayuga Lake.
Tips for Families
Visit the Ithaca Children's Garden just down the road in the direction of the town for another family-friendly stop that doesn't take up the entire day.
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Time your visit so you can visit the Ithaca Farmers' Market (a family friendly attraction of its own right) for lunch.
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