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Ithaca Falls Natural Area

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Address: 399 Lake St, Ithaca, NY

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While you can drive slowly to see the falls, we recommend parking nearby and walking toward the falls for the most impressive visit. If you happen to catch them after a major... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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New Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

While you can drive slowly to see the falls, we recommend parking nearby and walking toward the falls for the most impressive visit. If you happen to catch them after a major rainfall, you will be wowed.

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St. Marys, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Nice little walk to the falls. Rewarding view of the falls. Great place for taking pictures. Not wheelchair accessible. You need to be good on your feet as the trail is rocky.

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We live two blocks away and visit weekly. Lovely little setting unspoiled by the "liability managers". You can get up close and personal with the falls, with those fishing, splash or swim in the water and then be in the heart of the city in 5 minutes. The picture is from this winter, with an amazing ice dam in the... More 

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South Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

It's a very short, easy walk to get to the falls and you are right next to them. We were getting wet from the mist blowing into us. Parking is right next to the entrance to the path, on the right as you look towards the falls.

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Be there any April 1 when the fishing season begins. The place is picturesque as all get-out, with salmon popping out of the waters. There's a park with benches, or you can enjoy the view from the bridge. This is only one of Ithaca's not-to-be-missed waterfalls.

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Cortland, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

My parents recently visited me in New York and I thought they might enjoy seeing Ithaca Falls. It was a great place to take visitors to the area, as the "hike" (if you want to call it that) down to the base of the falls was an easy one. It's a great spot to go and take a few pictures,... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a must-see. Very pretty, free and easily accessible. Not as large as some of the others in the area but plenty of water flow make it very picturesque and fun. Stop in for a quick look or stay and explore.

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garden state travellers
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

this is my 2nd favorite waterfall in the fingerlakes region. (1st is watkins glen). very easy to spend an hour enjoying the beauty and skipping stones. short path to get to the waterfall, but very rocky and unstable. had to help my elderly parents along, but they were glad they got to see the falls up close.

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Belmar, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Ithaca is chockfull of waterfalls. I've been here about a week and it feels like everywhere I look there's a new waterfall. I stopped by this one the other day. It's a nice spot a bit off the main highway. You can see this one from the road if you don't feel like waling out to it. There's a small... More 

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Trumansburg, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Ithaca's slogan is "Ithaca is Gorges" and how very true. There are many remarkable waterfalls and gorges in the NY State Parks and this one does not get the attention of others like Taughannock and Buttermilk but it is so easily accessible and photo ops are aplenty. Go there after a heavy rain and hear the roar and feel the... More 

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Address: Address: 399 Lake St, Ithaca, NY
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca

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