Taughannock Falls State Park

Photos from a recent trip to Taughannock Falls State Park with my aunt and uncle.

According to Wikipedia:

“The name Taughannock comes from the Iroquois and means “There was a village here.”

The main cataract of the falls is a 215-foot drop, making it 33 feet taller than Niagara Falls. It is one of the largest single-drop waterfalls east of the Rocky Mountains. The waterfall and gorge comprise an example of a hanging valley that developed in a very similar fashion to the one at nearby Watkins Glen State Park. None of the local gorges were “carved by glaciers.” In fact all of the gorges are post-glacial valleys carved by the streams that still run through them. It is the valleys over which the waterfalls hang that were eroded (over-deepened) by the advance of the Pleistocene ice sheets.

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One Response to “Taughannock Falls State Park”
  1. Lynne says:

    Very “cool!”

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