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Ithaca Falls Natural Area

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Address: 399 Lake St, Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone Number: 16072721313
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Short walk, nice falls

The falls were easy to find and it was a very easy, short path to them which is accessible for all ages. While many other falls in the region suffered due to the drought, these... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The falls were easy to find and it was a very easy, short path to them which is accessible for all ages. While many other falls in the region suffered due to the drought, these were still going full force and were very beautiful.

Thank PghPanther2014
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing falls, often photographed when there is lots of water, and a treat to look at! It's also in an interesting part of Ithaca, with lots of old fashioned little houses.

Thank Gail M
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A pretty little walk down to Ithaca Falls that is a popular stop. We saw fishermen as well as wild life, blue herons and ducks. Definitely worth the stop.

Thank Carlie
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

You have to be in shape to treck it but if you are you will love this wonderful site. Bring water along and a good camera

Thank Humblephotoguy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

We were back in Ithaca during a drought but the Ithaca Falls did not disappoint. We will make it a regular stop every time we return. It is just a short walk from the parking.

Thank beemanWinchester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

We went down the lake and saw the wonderful sight of the lake. People were swimming there together with the ducks and the picture was very pastoral and relaxing. They make constructions on the bridge next to the lake but there's a detour to get there. We wated also to get up the waterfall but couldn't find the path to... More 

Thank Ricky T
Gotha, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

The road in front of the falls was closed for work but the path to the falls was still open on the weekend. We walked right up to the falls. This was one of my favorite places when I was a student here in the '90s. I love to visit in all the seasons. It is especially beautiful in the... More 

Thank M1chtopher
Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

This is an old favority waterfall visit. The amount of water will depend on the season and recent rainfall. There is a smsll off street parking area. Some areas steep with large steps, not for people with mobility trouble.

Thank Lee H
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

By chance we noticed this falls. We had no problems to park our car, and down and up we went to see the falls. The path was easy and not too long. Trees were gracing nearby the river. In fact the river was high and many trees were surrounded by water. I didn’t expect for it to be grandiose. I... More 

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Burdett, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016

This beautiful and very accessible falls will be closed this summer due road work in the area. Plan to isit in the fall or later. It's a very short walk from parking to the falls proper. Please do not wade r try to swim as this is a very dangerous and prohibited activity.

Thank KestrelHaven

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