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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. Put Buttermilk Falls State Park and other Ithaca attractions into our Ithaca vacation generator, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Everyone in the family enjoyed the hike. We were very slow because we had small kids with us. Sometimes we had to carry the kids, and this slowed our speed  more »
  • We were in town for a 50-mile trail race that ran through Buttermilk Falls. The falls are right off the main road, but once in the park you feel "off the beaten path". It's a very nice area with plent...  more »
  • We went up the gorge trail to the right of the falls...as the area had been experiencing rain on previous days, on our visit the many steps were muddy and could be slick as it follows the falls up the...  more »