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399 Lake St, Ithaca, NY 14850
+1 607-272-1313
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Most Helpful Positive Review
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...More

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Reviewed July 15, 2013

The falls are impressive, but hard to find. It is almost as if they don't want visitors. We saw no signs on any of the major roads pointing to the falls. There is no sign indicating where the "official" parking is. The parking lot is...More

1  Thank youthtripplanner
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All reviews short walk a small parking lot lake st lots of water middle of town easy walk love nature hiking boots parking area short visit nice waterfall taking pictures close to town high school worth a stop cornell university cayuga lake
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a lovely sunny day and we stopped to see the Falls. It is small but you can take a little walk down to see the falls up close. If you don't choose to walk down to the falls you still get a great...More

Thank ShirleyE601
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came across these falls while walking our dog after dinner one night. We continue to come back when we can. The falls are beautiful and it is a peaceful setting!

Thank Kelly C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting Ithaca, this was a nice spot to see. Very relaxing and easy to get to with parking right next to it. The trail is for all ages with easy access. I recommend checking it out.

Thank fdguy32
Reviewed October 11, 2018

We were looking for something quick to do while in Ithaca and this was perfect. This waterfall is right in the middle of town and is gorgeous. A short and easy hike takes you the base of the falls. Highly recommend if you are in...More

Thank NotYourBroom
Reviewed October 4, 2018

Ithaca Falls is an easily accessible nature walk. No hiking shoes are required. It's a quick in-and-out to view the falls; we saw several people fishing and reading nearby. We parked next to the falls. I would avoid that unless you have an SUV as...More

Thank LisaM313
Reviewed October 4, 2018

Told that this was one of the highest falls in the area (Ithaca, NY) so we made our way over. Parking is across the street and a short walk over uneven rocky ground. The town of Ithaca was built around these falls to house many...More

Thank John N
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

This gorge and falls is really neat considering where it is located in the city. I recommend a stop here anytime to just enjoy nature.

Thank Don H
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Easy to get to by car or on foot and easy to get pictures with little effort. You can get pretty close to the falls and view them from either the road or at water level. Free and easy!

Thank Matt W
Reviewed September 26, 2018

Took a gorges tour, 8 of us in a big van. Stopped on the edge of the street, headed up a path next to a bridge. 200 yards in opens up a hole in the tree canopy to this beautiful waterfalls. Right in the middle...More

Thank dodgejed40
Reviewed September 12, 2018

The Ithaca Falls are located in town near Cornell University. There is a small parking lot off Lake Street and a very short hike to the falls. The falls are about 100 feet high and we were entertained by a few ducks at the edge...More

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