Trip Planner:   USA  /  New York State  /  Finger Lakes  /  Ithaca  /  Nature  /  Buttermilk Falls State Park
Buttermilk Falls State Park, Ithaca
(4.4/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
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. Put Buttermilk Falls State Park and other Ithaca attractions into our Ithaca vacation generator, and watch your holiday take shape.
map
Create a full Ithaca itinerary

Plan your trip to Ithaca

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Ithaca by other users

2 days in Ithaca BY A USER FROM ISRAEL December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Finger Lakes BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Ithaca BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in United States BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS August, teens, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 32 days in United States & Niagara Falls BY A USER FROM ITALY July, teens, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Ithaca BY A USER FROM CANADA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Ithaca BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Finger Lakes BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in United States & Toronto BY A USER FROM CANADA October, culture, relaxing, romantic, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 26 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Lovely spot for an autumn hike! You will see beautiful gorges , multiple waterfalls and foliage galore. Trail could be better marked so pay attention and definitely wear hiking shoes to prevent slippi...  more »
  • Decided to spend a day and night in Ithaca with no plans or knowledge of what to do. Turned out great, the walk down the gorge path at this park was spectacular. Would go agin to do more exploring in ...  more »
  • These falls were the first to enjoy and I was amazed that they were in a residential neighborhood and accessible to all. The road to and parking was alittle narrow for driving and parking but overall ...  more »