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Buttermilk Falls State Park

105 Enfield Falls Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850
607 273-5761
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Ranked #6 of 18 Attractions in Ithaca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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Type: State Parks, Outdoors

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aylesbury, bucks
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Visited when Park in all its Autumnal glory. A nice sunny day. Took the left side rim trail which wasn't very exciting as not many views of Gorge. But that meant when we did meet up with the stream it was all the more dramatic. Loved the tumbling waterfalls on the walk back down, it is very pretty.

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Galloway, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

Loved this hike! Exceptional scenery especially with the fall foliage! Be aware it's s good climb down and back up is steeper. Will go back and do this again!

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Hamburg, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I couldn't believe the beauty of these falls; I've never seen anything like it. One gorgeous waterful after another. Truly breathtaking and a place I would definitely visit more than once.

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Buffalo, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

My wife grew up in Ithaca on Rt. 89 just above Buttermilk. It used to be her "local park" to play in as a child. Now we make at least one journey there every year to "walk the walk" as she puts it. The walk is the hike up the trail along one side of the waterfall hugging the waterfall.... More 

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Getzville, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Great place to visit, admire the scene, and excellent photo op. Very close to the city itself. If in Ithaca, a must to see.

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mansfield
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Most people check it out from the bottom of the falls, but we normally come from the top. Most of the most interesting pools, etc., are located near the top. Either way, the walk is along a well-groomed walkway (though somewhat slippery at certain times of the year). The walk is good exercise and the views are lovely, with perfectly... More 

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New York City, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

A beautiful state park to walk around with great views and the waterfalls are amazing. I walked all the way up to the top and back down. It is very steep but its worth it if you manage to reach the top. It took us about 45 minutes. Parking is free.

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Mentor, OH
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

A strenuous but well-worth-it hike up the trail revealed a new view of the waterfalls at each turn in the trail. Got lucky and had a crisp, sunny day, so the light off the water and the leaves made for spectacular scenery.

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Elkhorn, Nebraska
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32 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Buttermilk Falls is practically in town, just a very short drive on the southwest part of town. You can see the falls from the highway. The parking lot is about 20 paces from the edge of the water; picnic tables and a flat grassy lawn are spread out at the fall's base. Its a great place to view beautiful scenery... More 

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Oakton, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Great hike, fantastic waterfalls. The climb is steep and requires you to be sure-footed on parts of the trip. But well worth it

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