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.