Buttermilk Falls State Park, Ithaca

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Admire an extensive series of cascades at Buttermilk Falls State Park, where you have a range of opportunities for hiking and enjoying the area's lush nature. Though named for the largest of its waterfalls, the park features nine others of varying size and length. Visit the park and hit the trail to view these falls, accessible via a network of hiking paths that give you clear views of the waterways. Follow these trails, which range from 1.2 km (0.75 mi) to 2.4 km (1.5 mi), down through the valley and alongside the falls themselves. Keep in mind that while the trails are relatively short, they vary in difficulty and can be quite intense, so be sure to outfit yourself with some comfortable hiking shoes. Plan my day in Ithaca using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • We stopped in Ithaca during a Road trip to Niagara Falls. The George Trail is simple and takes about thirty minutes, it contains stairs. The view is amazing even if there is no so much water in the fa...  more »
  • Easy drive, easy parking, easy access to the falls. Not sure parking is free in "season", but in late Oct it was free.  more »
  • Went after a lot of rain so the falls were full. Nice workout walking up the bear trail with some lovely views. Good 1 hour wakk  more »

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