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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  • Just south of the strip malls on route 13 in Ithaca is another testament on why Ithaca is gorgeous (gorges). A tall cascading falls lie at the base of the park, dropping into a swimming hole open to s...  more »
  • This is a great place to get a cabin if you're staying in Ithaca, NY. The cabins have electricity, four beds and are very clean and kept up extremely well. The showers are separate, but super clean an...  more »
  • I will admit that I hiked only the upper falls, the circuit that leads down from La Tourelle. It wasn't the best day--gray and drizzly, but the water was running well and the air was crisp. Still, if ...  more »

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