Cornell Botanic Gardens | The Waterfalls of Fall Creek with Dan McClure Cornell Project Manager and Gorge Historian from Cornell Botanic Gardens on Vimeo.

Step into an area of Fall Creek gorge that is inaccessible to the public, with Dan McClure, gorge historian. Dan leads us along the waterfalls of Fall Creek, beginning at Ithaca Falls and climbing to the Cornell University campus. There, Devonian-age siltstone walls tower above, as Dan explains the natural history of Fall Creek and how its power was harnessed for industry.

One remnant of that history remains with us today—the Triphammer. Learn about this 19th-century industrial tool and why it stands today as the name of a waterfall, bridge, and road.