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Chris Xaver Roger William Theise

Ramona Galvan Stephen Skinner

The park is part of the Cayuga Nation, which is historically known as one of six nations that made up the Iroquois Confederacy. Although the origin of the name Taughannock is not entirely certain, there are a few educated hypotheses. William H. Bogart claims that Taughannock means “the great fall in the woods” in the Algonquian language, a branch of the Iroquois Indians. Another theory suggests that the falls’ name may be in reference to Lenni Lenape, an Indian chief who died during a battle near the falls. Ithaca locals and many others enjoy this location on a regular basis. It is family-friendly, eventful, a nothing short of raw, natural beauty. Do not miss an opportunity to witness the best view in Tompkins County, right at the top of Taughannock Falls!