Taughannock Falls is one of the must see destinations in Ithaca, NY. There are two ways to see the falls. If you just want to see the falls, the easiest way to do it is by going to the viewpoint across the gorge where there is a parking lot.
The more difficult (and more rewarding) way to see the falls is to take a short hike along the floor of the gorge to the bottom of the falls. This is the classic picture you will see of people who have visited.
For more info on specific trails and directions, visit Taughannock.com