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Ithaca Falls Natural Area

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Address: 399 Lake St, Ithaca, NY
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Accessible, but clean and silent!

I think generally speaking about most waterfalls or lakes around Ithaca, the thing I liked most was that it was not that difficult to reach and yet it seemed in a remote corner... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I went here in the fall or winter for a wedding. It was kind of chilly but the view was good. A down side was that I dropped my gum in a waterfall. Looking down at this lake it is kind of scary because it is high up. Also if you are out of shape then it might be difficult... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I think generally speaking about most waterfalls or lakes around Ithaca, the thing I liked most was that it was not that difficult to reach and yet it seemed in a remote corner. There's a really short trail up to the falls. Its a nice place to relax if in Ithaca.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We visited Ithaca Falls as our first destination when arriving in Ithaca. We were doubtful that an impressive falls could be so close to a bustling downtown area, but we were wrong. Ithaca Falls is just a short, pleasant walk from the main drag, and takes you past several blocks of nicely landscaped, if somewhat ostentatious gardens. You'll know you're... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My favorite place to take a book at read. It was only a 5 minute walk from corner of Lake/Falls road. It wasn't too crowded and when people did come, i was so close to the falls that the waterfalls tuned them out.

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Coventry, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The last an biggest and most easily gotten to of the string of falls in downtown Ithaca. No swimming but interesting geological formations and a big falls.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Awesome falls, right in middle of Ithaca. This is one of the best falls in finger lakes region. dont miss it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

7-25-15 This is right off the street with houses close by but when you enter the woods it seems so remote. There are rocks where you can sit and relax, dip your feet in or go wading and watch the falls. It is only a short walk but for those with walking problems it could be somewhat difficult. There were... More 

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Enschede, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

These falls are the lowest of a series of cascades in Fall Creek, from the level of the hanging valley left by the Wisconsin glaciation about 10ky bp down to Cayuga Lake level. They have retreated from the original location at edge of the Lake Street bridge back about 200 m in that time, and now are forming a large... More 

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Twin Falls, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Easy to get to and be close to the falls BUT you will currently see lots of warning signs about lead issue with the soil around the falls...not sure if this is a temporary issue for this moment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This place is truly beautiful and it isn't a hard walk at all to get there, so why not visit when you are in town?

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