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Buttermilk Falls State Park

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Address: 105 Enfield Falls Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-8757
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It is a nice park with a beautiful Falls

We stopped by there after stopped the Robert Treman State Park office and was told it is much better to see the Falls since the trail is open this time of the year. The Falls is... read more

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped by there after stopped the Robert Treman State Park office and was told it is much better to see the Falls since the trail is open this time of the year. The Falls is beautiful and the admission was free. We took the trail to upper Falls and there are many steps but most part were clean just... More 

Thank Hoangng53
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sometimes its really good to see a waterfall without hiking to get to it! This is a very nice park, good rest rooms, easy access to see the falls and lots more that I did not have time to do during this visit.

Thank JuneNY
Ithaca, New York
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love nature and walking - this is for you! This is one of those trips to my own back yard! So many people will tell you that "park" is in their own back yard but they have never been there! Not the case here, love to go here at every opportunity. Beautiful trails, falls, picnic areas and swimming!... More 

Thank Susan H
Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here to see the waterfall, did not do any hikes in the park this time around. We stopped to see the falls and they are stunning!

Thank Jennifer C
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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133 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

I have been here sooooo many times in my life!!!!! Beautiful! Amazing! Wonderful! Great water, great walking, great sights! If you are in the area, don't miss this!

Thank GourmetGirl2017
Atlanta, United States
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We went during a dry summer and the falls were more like a trickle, but it is a great hiking area regardless. Trails take you through the woods and provide great exercise and photo ops.

Thank Donald H
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We hoped for some ice and snow when we decided to photograph some falls in the Ithaca area. It was spotty at best, but the stairs were closed to go up along the falls. However, as there is no hike for the main falls it was easy to get to a spot to get the entire falls in the frame.... More 

1 Thank Linda A
Reserve, New Mexico
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Buttermilk Falls is worth a little side trip if you are in the Finger Lake Region. Years ago, visitors could climb up the side of the falls and slide down the rocks along with the flowing water. Now it seems to be just a sight-seeing event. Sill beautiful, though.

Thank Connie B
2 reviews
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

I am a had core veteran of this park and have explored it thoroughly and it has something for the continuum of outdoor enthusiasts. Start at the lower falls and continue up and up until you circle the lake at the top and when you get back you'll know you've done some hiking. You can also gently meander about the... More 

2 Thank Tony S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Most people visit the lower part of the park, where there is a swimming hole at the base of the waterfalls. The upper section of the park is also great, and can be reached by car also. But the best parts, in my opinion are: - the trail that connects the lower part of the park to the upper one... More 

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