Thursday, June 24, 2021

Waterfalls, Ithaca NY


Upper Falls, Tremane Falls State Park

If you love waterfalls, Ithaca NY is a great place to visit. Sitting at the northern edge of the Appalachian Plateau, the area around Ithaca is home to dozens of rivers and streams that cascade down to Lake Cayuga. In fact, there are three state parks dedicated to major falls within 12 miles of downtown Ithaca.

Taughannock Falls

In August of 2020, I visited the area to hike the falls. The walks were beautiful, and the weather was excellent. However, the amount of water in the rivers was low. The falls, while tall and extensive, were not particularly impressive, because the water fall was at a summer low. You can find my blogs about that trip here and here.

Lick Brook

When I returned in early May of 2021, I found very different sights. It had been a wet spring, and in fact it rained several times while I was there. This primed the waterfalls, and the cascades were extremely forceful, and very impressive. Here is a collection of the photographs from my weekend.  


Buttermilk Falls


 Taughannock Falls

Tremane Falls - 

Lower Falls

Upper Falls

Lick Brook


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