Hiking and Waterfalls

Waterfalls of the Finger Lakes

Caledonian Farm and Lodging is a fantastic central location to visit so many of the gorgeous waterfalls in the region. Waterfalls of the Finger Lakes is a great source to learn more, see what they have to say: From small cascades to hundred-foot high drops–the Finger Lakes region of New York State is dotted with waterfalls across its landscape. Many of these waterfalls are located within state parks, others can simply be seen while driving around. Whether you're looking to hike a long trail or step out of the car and onto the doorstep of a geological masterpiece, you're sure to find a waterfall worth photographing along your journey. So grab your camera and a map and start exploring! Check out our listing of Finger Lakes Waterfalls.

Finger Lakes National Forest

The Finger Lakes National Forest is located just a two minute drive from Caledonian Farm and Lodging. The 16,212 acre Finger Lakes National Forest is located between Seneca and Cayuga Lakes in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. This National Forest has over 30 miles of interconnecting trails that traverse gorges, ravines, pastures and woodlands.  It is a hidden, somewhat unknown gem located here in Central New York.  While hiking through pastures you may see cows grazing at times as the National Forest rents out the pastures to local farms.  Be sure to close the gates behind you!

Watkins Glen State Park

Located about 10 minutes from Caledonian Farm and Lodging! Here is what they have to say: Watkins Glen State Park is the most famous of the Finger Lakes State Parks, with a reputation for leaving visitors spellbound. Within two miles, the glen's stream descends 400 feet past 200-foot cliffs, generating 19 waterfalls along its course. The gorge path winds over and under waterfalls and through the spray of Cavern Cascade. Rim trails overlook the gorge. Campers and day-visitors can enjoy the Olympic-size pool, scheduled summer tours through the gorge, tent and trailer campsites, picnic facilities and excellent fishing in nearby Seneca Lake or Catherine Creek, which is renowned for its annual spring run of rainbow trout.

Taughannock Falls State Park

Taughannock Falls State Park's namesake waterfall is one of the outstanding natural attractions of the Northeast. Taughannock Falls plunges 215 feet past rocky cliffs that tower nearly 400 feet above the gorge. Gorge and rim trails offer spectacular views from above the falls and from below at the end of the gorge trail. Campsites and cabins overlook Cayuga Lake, with marina, boat launch and beach nearby. A multi-use trail--hiking, cross-country skiing--winds past sledding slopes and natural skating ponds. The park offers organized activities including tours through the Taughannock Gorge and summer concerts along the lakefront.

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