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Ithaca Falls Natural Area

399 Lake St, Ithaca, NY
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Ranked #6 of 18 attractions in Ithaca
Type: Parks
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Ithaca, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A most beautiful sight and so easy to access. It is a wonderful spot to stop and relax. A gift from nature in an urban setting. Depending on the time of year, your experience will be different. Springtime lots of water over the falls, Summer not so much but still beautiful. Fall gives you water and colors, hard to beat.... More

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Ithaca NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Unless it is a very dry season, there is usually a high volume of water at this fall. It is relatively close to the road, so it is a brief walk to get right to the falls and there is a rocky area in the wooded ravine where it is lovely to sit and think, write, or read, or talk... More

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Syracuse, New York
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4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The view is majestic. In the winter, the falls glitter as the sunlight reflects off the ice formations. In the spring, the waters dance off the rocks as they make their joyful music. In the summer, the water swirls around the base providing cool waters on a hot seasonal day. In the fall, the surrounding trees provide a rich color... More

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Apalachin, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Ithaca has numerous waterfalls in the city or nearby. The Ithaca Falls is located in a residential area along Fall Creek which goes through the campus of Cornell U. to it's outlet in Cayuga Lake. You have to find parking along Lake Street near the bridge over Fall Creek. There is small park at the bridge at which you can... More

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

This is a great short hike with great payoffs! What an awesome waterfall to have in the middle of cornell. Ithaca is awesome!

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Absolutely amazing. We took our kids pictures here. In the summer we would go swim bc the water was low. Check out Flat Rock too near the Cornell Plantations. Great place to swim in the summer.

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NY Metro area
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

It amazes me these falls are literally on the outskirts of town. It's a very short walk to some very impressive falls. Our dog met another dog at the base of the falls and had a blast running around. Both fell into the water at one point and had to be pulled out since it was a little deep and... More

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Niles, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

This may have been the easiest walk to see a falls in the Ithaca Area that we found. You could see this falls from roadway but make sure that you park your car in one of the nearby parking areas and make the short walk to get a closer view. It was an easy walk and very short. You will... More

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Long Island NY
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

An amazing sight!!!!! Worth going to if you are in Ithaca. Just a few feet inorder to see a magnificant sight!

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Mt Laurel, New Jersey
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64 reviews 64 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Best falls in the area. You can get good looks and photos from the bridge, but it is such a short walk to get fantastic close-ups. The walls of the gorge are wonderfully textured - a geological treasure. Great photo ops.

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