The Ultimate List of the Beautiful Finger Lakes Waterfalls

Finger Lakes Waterfalls to visit this summer

One of the biggest draws to this area of Upstate NY is the stunning collection of Finger Lakes Waterfalls, some tall, majestic towers of cascading water, others misty streams flowing over the edges of rocky gorges and ravines. Due to the historic formation of the Finger Lakes, this area is full of lakes and waterways, creating the natural backdrop perfect for a romantic getaway. 

Taughannock Falls State Park is home to one of the most well-known waterfalls in the Finger Lakes. This towering waterfall, which plunges 215 feet, is higher than Niagara Falls, and there are a handful of trails ranging from easy to challenging to get the best views of this skyscraper made of water. Taughannock Falls is located in the small village of Trumansburg—it’s the perfect mix of small-town charm, outdoor adventures, and fantastic dining options for a quick or extended couple’s getaway from the city. 

First, you’ll want to secure your lodging, and one of the best places to stay in the Finger Lakes is our luxurious bed and breakfast. Not only will you be minutes from some of the most beautiful Finger Lakes waterfalls, but you’ll have a comfortable and welcoming place to relax during your downtime. With only six rooms, our inn is private and quiet, with an on-site spa for couples massage, sauna sessions, and more. We can’t wait to host you at our Finger Lakes bed and breakfast; book your lodging today! 

Finger Lakes Waterfalls

Your Guide to the Epic Finger Lakes Waterfalls

Chasing the nearby Finger Lakes waterfalls is such a fun way to get outdoors, explore the hiking trails and bond over these beautiful natural wonders. There are more than 150 waterfalls in this region of Upstate NY, and thankfully, for us, there are a handful of particularly impressive examples near our bed and breakfast. If you’re planning a vacation to decompress and unwind, this is the place to do it! 

Here are the most beautiful waterfalls in the Finger Lakes near our B&B:

  1. Taughannock Falls State Park: As one of the most impressive waterfalls, this 215-foot beauty is a must if you’re a waterfall fan. 
  2. Watkins Glen State Park: With 19 impressive waterfalls in one park, Watkins Glen is a must-visit for any nature lover! Each cascading fall is unique, wrapping around gorges, trails, and stone stairways. 
  3. Buttermilk Falls State Park: This park has ten falls in total, with the highlight being Buttermilk Falls, a stunning cascade down a craggy rock face. 
  4. Robert Treman State Park: The winding trails pass by twelve Finger Lakes waterfalls, including Lucifer Falls, a 115-foot behemoth of cascading water into a deep pool area. The park encompasses over 1,100 acres of beautiful hardwood forests and nine miles of hiking trails.
  5. Ithaca Falls: The urban falls are easy to reach, with a trail that is less than half a mile long and offers a stunning up-close view. You’ll find a bridge over Lake Street for some of the best views of the water flowing off irregular rocky outcroppings. The more than 100-foot Ithaca Falls is awe-inspiring for its proximity to the urban core. 
  6. Cascadilla Gorge: Another famous natural landmark in Ithaca, NY, the Cascadilla Gorge comprises eight Finger Lakes waterfalls, six of which are pretty sizable. These shale and limestone cliffs create broad stair-like surfaces for the waters of Cascadilla Creek to flow down.
  7. Letchworth Falls State Park: This gorgeous area has been nicknamed the “Grand Canyon of the East,” you’ll see why the moment you arrive. These falls along the Genesee River are as high as 600 feet in some places!
Finger Lakes Waterfalls, photo of our spa at our Finger Lakes bed and breakfast

A Wellness Retreat at our Finger Lakes Bed and Breakfast

After you’ve spent a beautiful day exploring the nearby Finger Lakes waterfalls, our comfortable bed and breakfast will be waiting for you when you return. For those seeking a vacation focused on wellness and relaxation, our B&B and adjacent spa are the best places to find your zen and release all of your everyday stresses. From wonderful massages (couples or solo) and body treatments to energy healing sessions and sauna sits, our spa offers everything you need to refresh and rejuvenate. 

As a guest at our Finger Lakes bed and breakfast, you’ll be steps away from the spa where you can enjoy these treatments. Plan on booking hot tub time as well, the perfect follow up to your stint at the spa! Back in your luxurious guest suite, you’ll have everything you need to fully unwind. Big comfortable beds, fine linens and bath products, and all the modern amenities we crave on a getaway in the Finger Lakes are on hand. Rooms are designed with couples in mind, and for those with romance on the menu, we have special add-ons to make your stay even more memorable. 

The mornings at our Finger Lakes bed and breakfast are all about starting the day right with French press, farm-to-table cuisine, and good energy. You’ll have the clean fuel to add some pep to your step and get you back out on the trails hunting for the beautiful Finger Lakes waterfalls our region is known for. Don’t delay, start your next wellness journey today, and get your reservation on the books

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