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“Good place for a hike” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Buttermilk Falls State Park

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
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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Syracuse, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Good place for a hike”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Shady paths, which make the hike very pleasant, although the waterfall itself in the summer is nothing more than a pathetic trickle! It is also quite crowded most times.

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Syracuse, New York
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Beautiful hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Make sure you go when there is plenty of water for the falls. We hiked it down and the steps are somewhat uneven. So we took the other wooded , higher trail on the way back. Gorgeous park!

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State College, Pennsylvania
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“Awesome views!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The scenery on the way up to the top is awesome! Wish I would've been there about 2 weeks earlier for prime foilage.

Visited October 2012
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Ithaca, New York
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“A very pretty park... with some hidden beauty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

This is a wonderful park right on the edge of Ithaca. There are upper and lower sections to the park, each offering some beautiful scenery. In the lower section, there is swimming, a playground, picnic areas, and trails. In the upper section, there is a picnic area, and if you venture out the the back section, there is a beautiful trail that goes around Lake Treman.

Visited October 2012
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Rochester NY
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“Worth a stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Buttermild has a great swimming hole and beautiful gorge to hike. The swimming hole is in the lawer park and the gorge hike can take you to the upper park or you can cut over at the bridge and return. There are a lot of steps but it is worth it.

Visited August 2012
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