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Review of Buttermilk Falls

Buttermilk Falls
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Ludlow
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Reviewed January 16, 2012

The hiking is tough, but the scenery is spectacular.

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Reviewed November 7, 2011

Please note there are two entrances several miles apart. Entering from Elmira road gives immediate access to the main beautiful falls. If near Ithaca, do not miss this!

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Reviewed October 31, 2011

dead end and trails not accesible because of Irene

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Reviewed July 27, 2011

My teen cousin and I went to hike at Buttermilk Falls in July of 2011. From reading about it, I believed that the hike to the falls would be longer and more strenuous, but in reality, the falls at this location are nearly visible from the street, and the trail made getting to the water really easy. This proximity in no way takes away from the beauty of the falls, which were breathtaking. My 13 y/o cousin could easily navigate across the water to the rocks on the other side, and climb up the steep include to jump into the pool below on her own. We traveled with a person recovering from foot surgery, and he could easily (slowly) navigate the path through the woods to the water, but had some difficulty with the rocky beach. The current, rocky shoreline and slippery rocks in water would make it difficult if not impossible for a younger child to navigate alone. Our dog had a hard time finding places to step, but still enjoyed swimming and sniffing in the woods at this location. There is no sand beach, grass, or smooth water's edge, so you feel like a mountain goat climbing around on rocks....unless you sit on a rock somewhere, there's no place to lay out or sit. That being said, this is a teenager's dream swimming hole, and the forest around was great for hiking. There are more than one set of falls here also. The biggest is at the top, but if you follow the water's edge through the woods, you will come to other, smaller pools and falls...all with the same "rockiness". We liked this place so much, that we went twice. Everyone we met there was more than friendly, and the water was fine!
To get here, follow Buttermilk Falls Road to the end and park your car. The trail is not marked, but can easily be found...plus you'll hear the falls, and know where to go! My suggestion would be to wear water shoes to protect your feet, its REALLY rocky and slippery!

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Reviewed January 10, 2011

We went in January 2011 and really wanted the view the falls. We used our snowshoes to hike around the fall area, which made it much easier to navigate in the snow. The falls were almost completely frozen, and it looked amazing! I've seen photos of it in the summer (obviously unfrozen), so I was interested to see what it looked like in the winter. It's right off of rte 103, there was a sign for "Buttermilk Falls Rd) or something similar. Even though it had just snowed, the road was plowed up to the entrance to the park. I bet it would look great during all the seasons, so definitely worth a visit. Very short walk to the falls, so you can quickly go & have a look without needing to devote a lot of time.

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