Bring the family to Taughannock Falls State Park. Located in Trumansburg, New York, the park’s namesake waterfall is the highest single-drop waterfall east of the Mississippi River.
Located on Cayuga Lake, the waterfall plunges 215 feet through rocky cliffs, 400 feet above the gorge. The drop is 33 feet higher than Niagara Falls. Visitors can experience the stunning falls with a hike on the Gorge Trail, less than a mile walk from the trailhead.
The park is open year-round, from dawn to dusk. The swimming season is open during the summer months and camping is available April–October. Cabins and campsites overlook Cayuga Lake. Cabin pricing varies. Campsites range $18–28 per night. There is a marina, boat launch and beach accessible to visitors. Boating, including use of kayaks and canoes, is permitted March–November. Vehicle entrance into the park costs $9. The park also has three pavilions available for rent, ranging $50–200. The pavilions can accommodate 25–100 guests. Fishing and hunting are permitted seasonally and with the appropriate licenses. Those who are fishing can expect to see lake trout, yellow perch and landlocked Atlantic salmon.
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Disney Parks around the world shut down for months due to the global pandemic. Since then, most parks reopened, but with restrictions like limited capacity, no Fast Passes and more. Guests hoped they would bring back the beloved Fast Pass, allowing guests to skip long lines and head straight to the ride.
The St. Regis Punta Mita encourages guests to take a break from devices with the Disconnect to Reconnect experience. The offer promotes a digital detox, focusing instead on physical and mental wellness.
Before Disney Parks around the world shut down due to the global pandemic, guests were allowed to purchase and enter the parks with an Annual Pass. This ticket let visitors enter the parks multiple times a year, get discounts on food and merchandise, and more. Since reopening, Disney dropped the Annual Pass due to lower capacity and the reservation system. Recently, Disneyland Resort announced a new pass system for frequent visitors: the Magic Key Holder. There are a couple different levels for the passes, so make sure you do your research before purchasing.
Eastern State Penitentiary announced Halloween Nights, a new iteration of its Halloween celebration for 2021. From the creators of its Terror Behind the Walls, Halloween Nights at Eastern State Penitentiary transforms abandoned cellblocks and courtyards into newly designed immersive environments, featuring large-scale video projections and other special effects. Sections of the complex will be open to the public for the first time ever.
It’s time for fun and celebration as we announce the winners of our 2021 Wherever Awards, in its fourth year. Congratulations to all the amazing winners!