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TRUMANSBURG, NY –  The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) announced that Friday the Gorge Trail at Taughannock Falls State Park is temporarily closed.

This closure is the result of the need to perform additional scaling and maintenance on sections of The Gorge Trail. The North Rim Trail and the South Rim Trail in the park will remain open.

Visitors interested in experiencing gorges and waterfalls can visit any of the other five gorge and waterfall parks in the Finger Lakes Region; Robert H. Treman State Park, Buttermilk Falls State Park, Fillmore Glen State Park, Stony Brook State Park and Watkins Glen State Park. Currently all trails in these parks are open.

The closure will remain in effect until further notice. Park visitors are reminded to obey signage to ensure the safest and most enjoyable recreational experiences for all visitors. Updates can be obtained by visiting or by calling Taughannock Falls State Park at 607-387- 6739.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees 180 state parks and 35 historic sites, which are visited by 65 million people annually. For more information on any of these spectacular resources, call 518-474- 0456 or visit, connect on Facebook, or follow on Twitter.

Michael Smith reports on politics and local news for the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached via email at, by cell at (607) 229-0885, or via Google Voice at (518) 650-3639.