Friday, August 19, 2011

Doing….Taughannock Falls in Trumansburg NY

I have played in plenty of rivers in my life (and thoroughly enjoyed it!), and have hiked to a fair number of waterfalls.  But never have I hiked up a river to a waterfall.  I have to tell you…I’m a big fan. 

We’ve been in the finger lakes region of NY for the past little bit, and while it is just as vibrantly green as our home, it is spread out in delicious rolling hills of green crops and forests.  So beautiful.  One of the other treasures of this region that we have been loving and exploring are the gorges.  Our day at Taughannock Falls in Trumansburg NY was a blast.  The river that leads up to the falls is shallow (at this time of year at least), with a great deal of dry river bed, smatterings of deeper pools, and smaller waterfalls.  Such an amazing place for children (and their many uncles…not to mention their moms!) to explore, discover, and be free. 

The actual falls, which fall down from the center of the horseshoe shaped cliffs at the end (or beginning…however you choose to look at it!) of the gorge, are impressive to say the least.  Oh the sweet summer adventures!