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Buttermilk Falls State Park
Buttermilk Falls State Park

Buttermilk Falls State Park

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Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Lake
Ranked #4 in Ithaca things to do
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112 E Buttermilk Falls Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 273-5761
https://parks.ny.gov/parks/151/details.aspx
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Beautiful Water falls and hiking spot. Natural pool at the foot of the Falls is a natural swimming pool (be prepared for COLD!).

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An easy walk from parking right to the bottom of the falls, with more strenuous exercise if you choose to hike up the steps.

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Victor, New York State

Buttermilk Falls is another great place for a hike or swim. The lower section has swimming and the upper section is known for hiking and illegal swimming. Let me know what your interested as I know all the local favorite spots. The hike from lower to upper Buttermilk is a challenging climb, but well worth it. There is a loop back to lower falls.

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Rome, New York State

Another lovely park with waterfalls, and the falls are visible from a car (for those who don't want to do a lot of walking).

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Beautiful Water falls and hiking spot. Natural pool at the foot of the Falls is a natural swimming pool (be prepared for COLD!).

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Another "gorges" State Park. Trail is on the steep side. Lifeguarded swimming at the bottom of the waterfall (lower entrance).

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amazing hiking and scenery, plus its only 4-minute drive from the house!

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Utica, New York State

Short drive to this lovely gorge, right on the edge of town

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another great state park full of beautifull trails up and down this gorge.

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Local from Ithaca, New York State

Fantastic hiking and swimming!

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