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Buttermilk Falls State Park, Ithaca

(4.3/5 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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  • Quite a hike to get to the top, but the views were impressive--despite the fact that the waterfall was totally dry when we were there. Can't wait to see what it looks like when there's been some rain! 
  • This is one of the most beautiful parks with gradual waterfalls and a lovely hiking trail beside it. This is nice for families. I would hike Buttermilk Falls as a study break during graduate school at...  more »
  • Tall and fun to walk around. Next to playing fields and other hiking trails. You can even walk to Ithaca Brewing company for a nice post-hike beverage.