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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  • August 14, 2017
    I had a short amount of time to spend in the park but enjoyed the Gorge Trail. I was there in early morning and pretty much had the park to myself. At the end of my hike many people were arriving. The...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Both us and our dog loved this hike. We took the gorge trail up right next to the waterfalls (lots of stairs, but elevation change is how you get waterfalls!). Every step was worthwhile with the lovel...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Beautiful waterfalls and an amazing hike. A little strenuous, but well worth the beautiful scenery. Would highly recommend!  more »

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