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Buttermilk Falls State Park

112 Buttermilk Falls Rd E, Ithaca, NY 14850-8741
+1 607-273-5761
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Another beautiful waterfall state park in the Ithaca area

Just south of the strip malls on route 13 in Ithaca is another testament on why Ithaca is gorgeous... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Dave s
Ithaca, New York
Great Place to Cabin Camp

This is a great place to get a cabin if you're staying in Ithaca, NY. The cabins have electricity... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2017
Angola, NY
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112 Buttermilk Falls Rd E, Ithaca, NY 14850-8741
+1 607-273-5761
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 swimming in the summer. Take a hike...More

Thank Dave s
Reviewed 26 November 2017

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 and well kept. There is also a dish-washing...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

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 you are wondering whether this place resembles...More

Thank William S
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Who knew all these gems were right in New York State? What a great time we had visiting the beautiful waterfalls! The falls were gushing from a recent heavy rain, so we really got to see Mother Nature at her best!

Thank lnavarra
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

We stopped in Ithaca during a Road trip to Niagara Falls. The George Trail is simple and takes about thirty minutes, it contains stairs. The view is amazing even if there is no so much water in the falls (like in October 2017).

Thank elena z
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Easy drive, easy parking, easy access to the falls. Not sure parking is free in "season", but in late Oct it was free.

Thank BlueberryQ
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Went after a lot of rain so the falls were full. Nice workout walking up the bear trail with some lovely views. Good 1 hour wakk

Thank Rex H
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Beautiful location, awesome work out and well marked as well as excellent stone steps for traversing the area... loved it

Thank Joyce G
Reviewed 1 November 2017

My family and I didn't have to pay for parking; if you pay to get into one state park that receipt is good for other parks for that day. The falls weren't too busy, and flowing brilliantly after the recent rainfall. The hike is about...More

Thank Cam2Travel
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We hit the jackpot on this visit. The falls were really flowing and there were very few visitors. It is right off Rt. 13, and can be seen from there but drive in and do some hiking. We didn't have time to hike the entire...More

Thank Susan&David
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Hilsy B
15 January 2018|
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Response from r0niS2015 | Reviewed this property |
Best time to see & hear the great cascades throughout the gorge is in the spring during the winter's melt runoff. In the winter, the gorge is a photographer's paradise - snow & ice making spectacular scenes. However, it... More
6 June 2017|
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Response from mike81122 | Reviewed this property |
Watkins Glen was on our list but was closed at the time for trail renovation so can't say. Buttermilk was beautiful but I've been told the water flow is much less later in the summer.
Johnny Teri B
29 May 2017|
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Response from sagegirltx | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't recommend hiking the Buttermilk Trail for a 5 year old. The steps that run along the falls at the lower Buttermilk are steep, and there is no railing. There are other parks close by where a 5 year old can hike... More