Erika's Favorite Park: Taughannock Falls State Park

Even as a native New Yorker, I am constantly discovering just how beautiful this state truly is! Today, I found an incredible park only a few hours drive from my home in the big city; Taughannock Falls State Park!

Located just northwest of Ithaca, Taughannock Falls State Park's namesake waterfall is one of the most outstanding natural attractions of the Northeast! I was surprised to learn that Taughannock Falls is actually slightly higher than Niagara Falls, making it the tallest single-drop waterfall east of the Rocky Mountains! If you are a fan of crystal clear cascading waterfalls and breathtaking views then this is the park for you. I will definitely be taking a road trip to this magical oasis sometime in the near future!



About this Blog:

Part of my job here at American Park Network involves finding incredible, awe-inspiring photos of parks around the country. Some of these images literally take my breath away! As I’m doing photo research, every so often you might hear a gasp of excitement or exclamation of “Woah!” coming from my side of the room. I discover places that I never knew existed in this great, big, beautiful country and I quite literally fall in love with a different park every single day!

This blog series will allow me to share some of favorite destinations with you as I discover the beauty of America from behind my computer screen. Some places will be well known, some will be hidden gems, but either way I hope to help you discover some incredible new parks!