"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

A Summer of Waterfalls

“There's no better place to find yourself than sitting by a waterfall and listening to its music” ―Roland R Kemler

We spent a lot of time this summer exploring waterfalls. Ithaca and the surrounding Finger Lake region were carved out by glaciers that formed gorges millions of years ago...leaving over 150 waterfalls within 10 miles of Ithaca. The waterfalls are limitless in the Finger Lakes. After it rains they appear everywhere...you can spot them driving down the road or cruising on the lake. Not counting the ones that pop up after it rains, we explored 25 different waterfalls. Many had multiple falls so we actually saw more than 25.

Ithaca Falls is one of six falls on Fall Creek and is 150' tall.
Taughnnock Falls State Park has three waterfalls the tallest being 215' tall.
Cascadilla Gorge is located in the heart of downtown Ithaca. The half-mile trail winds its way through the gorge, passing 8 waterfalls as the gorge drops more than 300 feet.
Robert Treman State Park - The winding trail follows the gorge past 12 waterfalls, including the 115-foot Lucifer Falls.
Williams Brooks is one of a dozen or more waterfalls on the Black Diamond Bike Trail.
Buttermilk Falls State Park features 10 waterfalls, with Buttermilk Falls being the main attraction at 165'. 
Ludlowville Falls on Salmon Creek...it's a very peaceful place where you can even swim below the falls.
Small Ludlowville Falls is just downstream from the main falls.
Great Gully Falls is located about halfway up the east side of Cayuga Lake. A beautiful hike up the gully ends with a great place to swim.
Within two miles along the gorge trail in 
Watkins Glen State Park, the glen's stream descends 400 feet past 200-foot cliffs and 19 waterfalls.
Aunt Sarah's Falls
Shequega Falls
Deckertown Falls
Wolcott Falls
Enchanted Hollow Falls
Delphi Fall
Tinker's Falls
Fellows Falls
Pratt's Falls
Bucktail Falls
Three Falls Woods...there were a lot more than three falls along this trail.
Chittenango Falls
Weaverly Glen Falls
Pike's Falls in Vermont. We had a great time swimming here with our family.
Helen Hunt Falls in Colorado Springs, CO

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