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An easy walk off road short hike and well worth the effort. It is a beautiful, scenic area. If it... read more

Reviewed October 10, 2018
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Great little hike, poor signGe

We enjoyed seeing Buttermilk Falls today. But we were lucky to find it. There was a small green... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
Maryville, Tennessee
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Buttermilk Falls Road, Ludlow, VT
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Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

An easy walk off road short hike and well worth the effort. It is a beautiful, scenic area. If it had been warmer I would have dived right in!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

A short ride from the Inn at Waters Edge. However we had a hard time finding it as it's not marked. The GPS was a godsend as otherwise we would never have found it. We had to search for the trail to see them but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed seeing Buttermilk Falls today. But we were lucky to find it. There was a small green sign on the main highway, a sign we missed and had to make a u-turn to see. Then there were zero signs on the side road to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

The scenery and tranquility in this area are perfect to have a retreat getaway feeling. The hiking is not hard and the falls are worth the trip.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LollysLook
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

Spent about an hour playing around the falls. Must see. Only about ten minutes of walking each way that’s going slow. Very cool.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JohnS1026
Reviewed September 5, 2018

This is A Great Place to visit. When we went it was not really warm enough to go swimming, but I did put my feet in the water. The path going down to the Falls is a little steep. I was wearing Sandals and decided...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank bluejasmine1024
Reviewed August 24, 2018

Takes you back to the old days of the swimming hole. Bring your bathing suit and a towel and take a swim in the beautiful, tranquil piece of Vermont!

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Chopperdanrice
Reviewed July 31, 2018

In the old days in PA, before it was over populated and over built, there were lots of places like this. Its a shame you have to drive 8 hrs to show the kids unspoiled nature. This is not an easy access area. We did...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Samuel C
Reviewed July 30, 2018

It was rainy and no one was around. It was a quiet, easy hike. It doesn't take much time and worth a look.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank RaineWestDeptford
Reviewed July 25, 2018

We started at the top and hiked through the sometime narrow paths from one fall to another. We enjoyed the experience and the beauty.

Date of experience: July 2018
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July 5, 2018|
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Response from magicdoc55 | Reviewed this property |
From route 103/100 through Ludlow (about 1 mile west of Ludlow) turn right (north) of Ludlow on route 100 heading toward Plymouth. About one mile to Rod and Gun Club Road. Turn left. Go up that road until you see an... More
Ellen M
July 21, 2017|
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Response from Diane B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we saw lots of dogs with their owners. our grandkids were getting a kick out of all the different dogs they saw. The youngest granddaughter would ask after each encounter, can we buy it and take it home.. 4 years old... More
Joseph H
February 27, 2017|
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Response from Erin P | Reviewed this property |
It's not really a picnic destination. Better to hike the falls and then drive 5 minutes to Okemo mountain and picnic on the slopes. In fact, if you want to have a picnic/hiking day, drive to the top of the clock tower base... More
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Madison, Wisconsin
Places to go for good fall colors and hiking (4 Replies)
Hello Friends, I have a two days (Oct 8th and 9th) planned to visit Ithaca to see fall colors and take good portrait pictures. We also enjoy hiking, and visiting waterfalls. We are currently planning to visit "Watkins Glen State Park" on one day, and the "Buttermilk Falls Start Park" on the other. Can you please suggest if those two places are good choices per our interests, and if they will keep us engaged for the whole two days, or if we should plan something else for the day? Also,...More
September 26, 2016|
Response fromrjr0810|
Both parks will not take all day; for Watkins Glen, you could visit the Corning Glass Museum as well. Go early to Watkins Glen as it will be very crowded that weekend, more so as the day progresses. For Buttermilk, you could visit Taughannock Falls State Park and/or Robert Treman State Park. Both are beautiful and well worth visiting. The parking fee you will pay to enter the state parks is good for the day at any additional park you visit. I think the colors will be near peak then. NYS...More
Sveinn H
Reykjavík, Gullbringusysla, Iceland
Ithaca from 17th to 22nd of june (4 Replies)
Hi guys :) My girlfriend and I and our 1 year old son will be in Ithaca in June and I have a few questions and hopefully you can help me! :) We have already planned to visit Taughannock Falls, Buttermilk Falls, Robert Treman and the farmers market. How would you do the 3 parks? Can you do them all in one day or do you need a full day for each one? We're also gonna do a day tour to Niagra falls (I know it's a long drive) so just that is a whole day. I am hoping you can help me with other...More
June 06, 2017|
Response fromrjr0810|
The farmers market that you will not want to miss is on the weekend (9AM-3PM Sat, 10AM-2PM Sun.). Since it appears you are arriving on Saturday, you may want to go early to the Farmer's Market on Sunday then head to Taughannock Falls. You could spend a couple of hours or the whole morning and afternoon depending on how long you want to hang out at the market and if you want to do more than just the short hike along the creek to the falls at the state park. You can swim and hike the rim trail...More
Things to do around Ithaca other than wineries... (3 Replies)
Hi, We are currently staying in the Ithaca area and are wondering what things there are to do other than visit the wineries. So far, we have hiked Watkins Glen and Robert Treman State Park, walked along the Commons in town and driven through the University campus. We have another day and a half in this area. Are there any museums that are worth seeing (apart from the museum of the earth?) or other hiking areas? Buttermilk Falls and Taughannock Falls (sp?) are on our list for tomorrow, but...More
September 17, 2013|
Response fromkayofcny|
You'll probably get this late.....but I would suggest Sapsucker woods on rt. 13.