Frozen Lakes and Waterfalls

Taughannock Falls State Park, Trumansburg, NY, on the west side of Cayuga Lake, ten miles north of Ithaca, NY, in the Finger Lakes region.

Taughannock Falls

Ice abounds from the Great Lakes to the Finger Lakes to the big waterfalls around Ithaca, NY. Join us as we explore these wonders from space, from the sky, and from the ground. Niagara Falls, Chimney Bluffs, Cayuga Lake, Taughannock Falls State Park, Ithaca Falls, Buttermilk Falls State Park, and Lucifer Falls in Robert H. Treman State Park, all near Ithaca. Why has our winter been so cold? Why don’t Seneca Lake and Cayuga Lake normally freeze over while the other nine Finger Lakes do freeze? See big waterfalls trapped in ice. Many thanks for photographs from NASA, Steve Knapp of Keukaview Photography and the Penn Yan Flying Club, Bill Hecht,  Photography 4d, and Nigel Peter Benson Kent.
This episode 68 was recorded March 12, 2014 at PEGASYS public access studios in Ithaca, NY, part of our weekly series. See our regular schedule of cablecasts for this and other episodes for days and times.

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Park Minute: Frozen Lucifer Falls

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In Park Minute 15, we take a look at 115-feet-high Lucifer Falls completely enshrouded in ice during an extended spell of frigid weather in the winter of 2014. Lucifer Falls is the largest waterfall in Robert H. Treman State Park near Ithaca, NY, in New York’s Finger Lakes region.

Find out more about this beautiful park.

See more Park Minutes.
And see Park Minute 14: Frozen Buttermilk Falls.
And Park Minute 12: Frozen Ithaca Falls