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Summer Planning Meeting, Taughannock Falls State Park

  • 17 Jul 2022
  • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Ithaca, NY
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  • Events are limited to paid members of Women Outdoors.

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Join us for our Summer/Fall Planning Meeting at  Taughannock Falls State Park

Planning meetings are back! For our new members, planning meetings are always a great way to learn more about Women Outdoors, help us plan our events/outings for the next 3 to 4 months, meet your fellow members, and to have some fun. And of course, there's always lots of good food. 

This event is limited to vaccinated members 

Our pavilion accommodates only 25, so sign up early! If a nice day, we can spread out so we'll remove the limit and add everyone from the wait list, if any.

Taughannock Falls State Park's namesake waterfall is one of the outstanding natural attractions of the Northeast. Taughannock Falls plunges 215 feet past rocky cliffs that tower nearly 400 feet above the gorge. Gorge and rim trails offer spectacular views from above the falls and from below at the end of the gorge trail. 

For this meeting we have rented the Creekside Shelter! Park at the North Point parking lot and head towards the water to find the Creekside Shelter pavilion.

Park Admission Fee: $8 per vehicle - bring cash in case their payment system is down.

Our Agenda:

11:00 am - Come Hang out and meet everyone

11:30 am - Lunch

  • We will provide sandwich fixings: Deli meat, cheese, lettuce, tomato, condiments, etc.
  • Please bring a side dish, appetizer, or dessert to share. 
  • Please provide your own drinks.

12:15 pm - Planning Meeting

  • Plan some wonderful summer and fall events for our region.
  • Learn about the upcoming national Gathering in August. Have some questions or looking to carpool? Now's the time to ask.
  • Don't forget to bring your calendar and ideas for the next 3-4 months.

~1:15 pm - Hike the Gorge Trail; optionally continue on Rim Trail

  • The Gorge Trail is an easy, flat (and cool on a hot day) 3/4-mile stroll to the base of the falls.
  • For those looking for a longer hike, after returning from the Gorge Trail we can do a 3-mile loop on the North and South Rim Trails. Steep in places, with some stairs. A pretty hike with overlooks of the main falls and smaller waterfalls.


  • A side dish, appetizer, or dessert to pass. Please include a card with primary ingredients, especially if gluten, dairy, soy, eggs, sodium, nuts, etc. Know what you'd like to bring? Let us know when you register.
  • Lawn Chair - optional if you prefer one to the picnic table
  • Your trip ideas, calendars, and enthusiasm 
  • Dress appropriately for the weather.
  • Sunscreen and bug protection
  • Water for lunch and the hike
  • Optional: camera, hiking sticks. 
  • A mask - may be needed depending on current conditions

Are you vaccinated? Please let us know if you are vaccinated when you register. 

Please refrain from attending if you have recently been ill or have COVID-like symptoms.

Address will be in your registration confirmation email. 

The automatic confirmation email is the only email you will receive about this event. Be sure and save it or print it out.

COVID-19 Message 

COVID rules are evolving:

  • Some events are for paid members only - You can join now by clicking on Join Us.
  • Attendance may be limited
  • You must agree to our new COVID-19 Safety Agreement & Assumption of Risk Statement during the registration process.
  • Masks and Physical Distancing: Attendees must mask indoors (including in vehicles) and maintain 6 feet social distancing outdoors.

*** RSVP and Cancellations – IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ ***

Please respect the trip leader and other members and update your RSVP if you sign-up but then are unable to attend. Events may be cancelled due to lack of attendance, as well as changes in weather or other circumstances. If you must cancel at the last minute, call or text the event host/trip leader (see your registration confirmation for contact details) and let her know who it is who is calling/texting. Be sure to copy down the address, directions, and trip leader contact information to bring with you as there might not be good cell service at the event location.

To Cancel: Go to your  Registration List

  • Click on this event in your list
  • Click on the Already registered link under the REGISTER button.
  • At the next page that opens with your registration form, click on the CANCEL REGISTRATION button, and then again click on Cancel Registration on the pop-up form.
  • Ignore the link to contact the administrator

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