After it rains, small streams begin to flow with runoff. Some of them plunge over the cliffs along Cayuga Lake, including the cliffs on the east shore just north of Ithaca. The largest number of waterfalls I’ve seen pouring at any one time along this cliff is eleven.
Following the heavy rains of Tropical Storm Lee in early September, the gorges were gushing and a number of waterfalls were splashing along the East Shore cliffs. In the following short video (1 minute, 42 seconds), we look at a few of these waterfalls up close from the MV Haendel of Tiohero Tours, the interpretive tour boat that operates from the Ithaca Farmers Market on weekends during the boating season (and from its home dock at the Ithaca Boating Center on other days of the week). The boat tour season is over now, but you can enjoy the view vicariously here.