Buttermilk Falls State Park Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Another popular park due to its namesake cascade, Buttermilk Falls State Park (or Buttermilk Creek to be more accurate) powered several mills in the eighteenth and nineteenth century. A small, shady tent and trailer area with a handful of cabins is an ideal base camp for the outdoor enthusiast who wants to wander through Buttermilk’s woodlands or explore other state parks and forests in the region. Sites 46 and 47, as well as cabin number 3, are handicapped accessible, built to ADA standards. Choose numbers 5–11 to be closest to the showers. Fortunately, the campground’s distance from the ticket booth and natural pool keep noise from the day-use area to a minimum. To see the main attraction, start a hike on the Rim Trail, the Gorge Trail, or try the easier Larch Meadow Trail from the lower park entrance instead. Deeper into the park, the Bear Trail to Lake Treman begins at the upper entrance. The Ithaca Beer Company and the Six Mile Creek Vineyard, both of which offer tastings, are near Buttermilk Falls. To the north, the Museum of the Earth, the Cayuga Nature Center, and Frontenac Point Vineyard are also a short drive away."