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Ithaca Falls Natural Area

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Address: 399 Lake St, Ithaca, NY

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You can get so close

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... read more

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

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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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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Pittsburgh, PA, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The very tall bridge makes you dizzy ... it wobbles in the middle! ... but it's gorgeous. If you can drive down to the BOTTOM of the fall, it's unmarked ... but you can park in the nearby high school, walk over the small bridge, and walk down to the bottom of the fall. That's quite a view.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Beautiul & free what more could you want, great place to take the family and have a stroll. Another Truthtastic place to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Beautiful and breathtaking. Nice short nature trail to bottom of falls. Parking is available across the street.

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