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Buttermilk Falls State Park, Ithaca

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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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.
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  • Sadly when we visited the falls were dried up. When we entered the visitor parking lot they let us pay the parking fee but never bothered to tell us the falls were dried up. It would have been nice of...  read more »
  • If you love the outdoors and don't mind climbing some steps, then you'll enjoy hiking the 2.5 mile (out and back) gorge trail. Upstate NY was experiencing a drought while we were there, but the gorge ...  read more »
  • It must be very nice when the water is higher. Lots of falls. Clean, well marked and maintained path. Easy to moderate hike. Clean showers and bathrooms. 
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