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Rocky Falls in Ithica, New York is a waterfall located along Fall Creek. It is an 25-foot waterfall with many cascades and rocks surrounding it. The water flows over the rocks in abundance almost like they are not there at all.

Rocky Falls was formed when glaciers receded about 10,000 years ago and formed the Finger Lakes. About 5,000 years ago the water flowing underground was forced out of its path by new rock forming a new water path. The new path was at a higher elevation which is why it appears that the waterfall flows uphill.

Rocky Falls in Ithica, New York can be accessed by walking up Dryden Road to the intersection with Route 13A. From here you will see a new parking lot that was built in the fall of 2009. There is also an information kiosk with trail maps, rules and regulations, brochures on the wildlife of the area and a place to sign your name if you visit.

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