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 bridge over Fall Creek. There is small park at the bridge at which you can see the falls and a walking trail (very short hike, less than .25 mile) right to the falls. As seen in the picture, these and very nice waterfalls. As the falls are in the a glen you are somewhat isolated from the surrounding residential neighborhood.