Buttermilk Falls State Park

Buttermilk Creek descends more than 500 feet in a series of cascades and rapids. A natural pool at the base of Buttermilk Falls provides swimming with the feel of an old swimming hole. Upstream, a scenic trail circles Lake Treman. The park features 5 trails that wander through a remarkable variety of landscapes.

Fun Facts: Visible from the state park entrance, cascading Buttermilk Falls is the largest of 10 falls along Buttermilk Creek as it plunges 600 feet to the valley. For real beauty hike the stairs into the heart of the gorge.

Trail Info: View falls from the park entrance area or lower Gorge Trail. Easy/Moderate.

Additional views:
Gorge Trail: 0.75mi. Strenuous
Rim Trail: 0.75mi Strenuous
Bear Trail: 0.5 mi. Moderate
Lake Treman: 1.5mi. Easy

Falls view open year round. Trails open April-Oct.

112 E. Buttermilk Falls Rd., off Rt 13 S, Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 273-5761 or dial 1-800-456-CAMP toll free for camping reservations
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