Waterfalls of the Finger Lakes Region, New York State
The Finger Lakes Region of New York State is known for its quaint villages, picturesque landscapes, its more than one hundred wineries, and of course the Finger Lakes. It's also a great area to explore for those who love waterfalls.
WATKINS GLEN - Watkins Glen State Park can be found just steps away from the town of Watkins Glen, NY, at the south end of Seneca Lake. The 1.5 mile Gorge Trail takes visitors past 19 waterfalls as it meanders over bridges and under cascades. Hikers can return to the main entrance using the same trail, use the Indian trail on top of the gorge, or take a shuttle back (in season).
BUTTERMILK FALLS - A cascade located in Buttermilk Falls State Park. This waterfall is formed by the Buttermilk Creek flowing down a steep cliff into Cayuga Lake.
TAUGHANNOCK FALLS - The impressive Taughannock Falls, in the state park of the same name, drop 215 ft. into a pool surrounded by 400 ft. rocky cliffs. A short 3/4 mile walk takes visitors to a viewing platform at the bottom of the falls. People wishing to view the falls from above can drive to the falls overlook on top of the gorge.
ROBERT H. TREMAN STATE PARK - A trail through the Enfield Glen winds past 12 waterfalls, including the 115 ft. tall Lucifer Falls.
WHERE - The Finger Lakes area is located in south central New York State. It's about 220 miles from New York City; 175 miles west of Albany, NY; 140 miles east of Niagara Falls, NY; and 180 miles north of Harrisburg, PA.