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Buttermilk Falls State Park

This is the most beautiful places i have ever gone too and it was amazing, how magnificent the... read more

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Sreng L
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We went for a camping weekend , Place is well managed , so many scenic waterfalls in proximity... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Reviewed yesterday

This is the most beautiful places i have ever gone too and it was amazing, how magnificent the waterfall was , highly recommended it..easy parking and restroom at the entrance...

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sreng L
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went for a camping weekend , Place is well managed , so many scenic waterfalls in proximity , Market is close , They have created a natural water swimming pool at the Buttermilk fall kids would love to go there , Other then this...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ashish N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are looking for long varied hiking routes there are many nicer places around the Finger Lakes but Buttermilk Falls do have their charm as they are basically in the town of Ithaca itself and are a romantic stroll venue. It was cold when...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

This waterfall offers and incredible view of the ancient geology. Any time of the year this waterfall has distinct conditions that captures you!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank daniela r
Reviewed November 21, 2018

beautiful falls, great trails, near city center the falls were fantastic, and if you go in summer, you can swim at the bottom

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 21, 2018

Easy, free parking area at the base of the falls. Short walk to the start of the trail/stairs to ascend to the top. We experienced an hour of exercise while enjoying the beautiful falls.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 16, 2018

I was in the area for work and had some extra time so stopped in and hiked around a bit. I confess I had my work clothes on so not the best way to hike in the woods! And as others have pointed out, there...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bluesmama11
Reviewed November 10, 2018

This was a great stop while in the area. We had a lovely day to stretch our legs and get out and enjoy the nature and short walk on the lower level. I cannot walk far but I was appreciative that I was able to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ShirleyE601
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We live about 2 miles from Buttermilk Falls and it is such a beautiful park. The gorge trail is short enough that you can do it fairly quickly and the views are stunning. There is also a swimming area available!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kelly C
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

If you’re not a hiker or want to save time, you can go to the lower entrance (112 E. Buttermilk Falls Rd is what we put in). My boyfriend and I loved it! We can’t wait to come back in the summer! I’ve seen it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank cccarle
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MyTripAvisor
November 9, 2018|
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Response from kjminnick | Reviewed this property |
Only the view from the lot. The stairs start right away on the trail.
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November 9, 2018|
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Response from 608dianac | Reviewed this property |
As all the others stated, it is not handicap accessible....can just view from the parking area...there are picnic tables you could sit at and view the base falls.
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Trizica
July 31, 2018|
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Response from fosnowbear | Reviewed this property |
From California, but visited twice. We enjoyed the upper trail once when the lower one was icy, and the lower trail that goes along the river most of the time when we went back for graduation. I'm glad some locals answered... More
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