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Buttermilk Falls State Park

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Good hiking spot

Good hiking spot beautiful park, nice place for photos easy to get to and park. Waterfall is a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
New York City, New York
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Beautiful but tiring hike

This park was one of my favorite experiences in the Ithaca, NY, area. It's breathtakingly... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Pottsville, Pennsylvania
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112 Buttermilk Falls Rd E, Ithaca, NY 14850-8741
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Good hiking spot beautiful park, nice place for photos easy to get to and park. Waterfall is a must see!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This park was one of my favorite experiences in the Ithaca, NY, area. It's breathtakingly beautiful. However, I recommend giving yourself enough time to walk the trail from the bottom of the falls to at least the middle parking lot area. I arrived late in...More

Thank emtropp291
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I visited Buttermilk for the first time in 20 years. Its still one of the prettiest places in Ithaca with a very long and raging waterfall at the bottom of the trail. The initial climb is steep and a bit challenging. But...More

Thank marbenPa
Reviewed 6 days ago

We stopped to see the waterfalls. We hiked up and up and up and saw endless waterfalls. It was beautiful! It was worth every step up the trail.

Thank kfgaiser
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a short hike - the rim and gorge trail. The waterfalls are stunning and the scenery beautiful. We were lucky to have some sunshine and a crisp fall day - perfect weather for a lovely hike. I would definitely recommend spending some time...More

Thank charisma2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful falls. Best ones, in my opinion, are further up the trail, but it is a no joke hike up if you aren't in shape. If you need an easier hike, go up the Rim Trail and down the Gorge, although the Rim is still...More

Thank Kelly M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed seeing the falls however the $8 fee for 10 minutes of viewing is preposterous. Save the money, go elsewhere.

Thank Lindabuzz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is very cold water running down the falls. It’s very beautiful and refreshing on a hot summer day. There is a couple walking paths and also on the upper part a short trail which was nice. Picnic areas up there too but it didn’t...More

Thank Kathy1204
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After arriving in Ithaca late day we went to Buttermilk Falls. Hike up the trail was a workout but well worth it. First of 5 state parks and waterfalls!

Thank hek4
Reviewed 1 week ago

This fall is actually 16 falls and is about a mile up to the top, Fantastic views and somewhat rugged. The trail is excellent alongside the gorge. Don't do what we did in coming down in that we somehow ended up in a graveyard but...More

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July 31, 2018|
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Response from fosnowbear | Reviewed this property |
From California, but visited twice. We enjoyed the upper trail once when the lower one was icy, and the lower trail that goes along the river most of the time when we went back for graduation. I'm glad some locals answered... More
June 17, 2018|
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Response from Dave s | Reviewed this property |
Ithaca Falls is spectacular, especially after some rain. But there is not really a trail for hiking. It's a five-minute walk after you park the car to the base of the waterfall, with no trail to hike. It could be a 15-minute... More
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May 7, 2018|
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Response from lithaca | Reviewed this property |
Try the usual travel websites for hotels. There is also Grayhaven Motel which is halfway between Treman Park and Buttermilk Falls. It's a small family run operation. There are also quite a few Airbnb's here. When all the... More