Taughannock Falls State Park is in Ulysses, New York, USA, just off the southern end of Cayuga Lake. Its main feature, Taughannock Falls, is the largest vertical single-drop waterfall in the Northeastern US at 215 feet (Yes, it's higher than Niagara Falls). Formed when Taughannock Creek, feeding into Cayuga Lake, eroded the soft rock underneath it and the falls gradually moved about a mile back from the lake.

Entering the park from the entrance near Cayuga Lake is an impressive experience. You wander up a nice wooded trail for a little less than a mile, while a gorge grows up around you and the sound of water gets louder and louder... Then you turn a corner and are faced with an enormous amount of falling water.