Buttermilk Falls State Park, Tompkins County

Ithaca, New York

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A creamy slide provides an impressive entrance for a waterside hiking adventure. Buttermilk Falls may hold the title as the most popular park in the Cayuga Lake area, with its immediately accessible waterfall, easily reached scenic overlooks, and plentiful picnic areas and ball fields. The falls that gives the park its name appears instantly as you pull into the Lower Park Entrance. A frothy, creamy white confection in high water seasons, Buttermilk Falls diminishes to skeins of silvery ribbon in summer, nearly vanishing altogether by August.
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Hiking Waterfalls in New York

by Randi Minetor (Falcon Guides)

A creamy slide provides an impressive entrance for a waterside hiking adventure. Buttermilk Falls may hold the title as the most popular park in the Cayuga Lake area, with its immediately accessible waterfall, easily reached scenic overlooks, and plentiful picnic areas and ball fields.

The falls that gives the park its name appears instantly as you pull into the Lower Park Entrance. A frothy, creamy white confection in high water seasons, Buttermilk Falls diminishes to skeins of silvery ribbon in summer, nearly vanishing altogether by August.

© 2014 Randi Minetor/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Ithaca
Distance: 1.6
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Year-round
Features: Waterfalls
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Buttermilk Falls State Park, 112 East Buttermilk Falls Rd., Ithaca 14850; (607) 273-5761; nysparks.com.parks/151
Local Maps: nysparks.com/parks/attachments/ButtermilkFallsParkMap.pdf
Driving Directions: Directions to Buttermilk Falls State Park, Tompkins County

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