Waterfalls & Gorges in Ithaca

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Buttermilk Falls State Park
Buttermilk Falls State Park112 E. Buttermilk Falls Rd., off Rt 13 S, Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-273-5761 • 1-800-456-CAMP (toll free for camping reservations)
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...

Ithaca Falls on Fall Creek / City of Ithaca
Ithaca Falls on Fall Creek / City of IthacaLake St., Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-272-1313
Experience one of Ithaca's secret waterfalls this summer, a great place to stop and enjoy a picnic lunch or just relax with a good book! With a 150ft cascading fall, watch Fall Creek’s final plunge to Cayuga Lake. Swimming...

Taughannock Falls State Park
Taughannock Falls State Park1740 Taughannock Blvd., (Rt 89), Trumansburg, NY 14886
Phone: 607-387-6739 • 800-456-CAMP (Toll Free for camp reservations)
Pronounced Tuh-GA-nick. The falls’ name is believed derived from the Algonquian Taconic (“in the trees”) or Taghkanic (after a Lenape chieftain killed in battle nearby). Taughannock falls carves a 400ft deep...

Denison Falls @ Cayuga Nature Center
Denison Falls @ Cayuga Nature Center1420 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-273-6260
Denison Falls at the Cayuga Nature Center is a beautiful 21ft cascading fall in a peaceful wooded gorge.   $3/adults, $2/seniors/students, $1/kids Swimming is prohibited Fun Facts Denison Falls, honoring local teacher...

Lick Brook Falls @ Sweedler Nature Preserve
Lick Brook Falls @ Sweedler Nature PreserveTownline Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-275-9487
The Sweedler Preserve at Lick Brook has three major falls - 25ft, 47ft, and 93ft, in a hidden nature preserve. The centerpiece is managed by the Finger Lakes Land Trust, allowing Lick Brook to remain wild and undeveloped. The...

Potter's Falls on Six Mile Creek
Potter's Falls on Six Mile CreekGiles St., Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-272-1313
Potter's Falls is a 25 ft. cascading fall, and is considered to be Ithaca's favorite sunbathing spot.  Fun Facts Potter’s Falls (a.k.a. Green Tree Falls) is on Six Mile Creek, a natural area full of cascades, rock...

Businessman's Lunch Falls on Six Mile Creek
Businessman's Lunch Falls on Six Mile CreekGiles St., Ithaca, NY 14850
Businessman's Lunch Fallls is a set of four cascading falls - 30ft, 5ft, 15ft, 15f - and is popular lunch spot for downtown office workers. No fee Swimming prohibited Dogs allowed on leash   Fun Facts Today, Six...

Cascadilla Falls
Cascadilla FallsLinn St., Near Cornell University, Downtown Ithaca Ithaca, NY 14850
Picturesque Cascadilla Falls is a 20ft multiple cascading fall, the first on a popular gorge trail that connects Cornell University to downtown from College Ave. to Court St. Along the way, the creek drops 400ft past nine waterfalls...

Triphammer Falls on Fall Creek/Cornell Campus
Triphammer Falls on Fall Creek/Cornell CampusIntersection of University and East Ave., on Cornell campus, Ithaca, NY 14850
Triphammer Falls is a 55ft multiple cascading fall, a centerpiece of the Cornell campus. Open dawn til dusk No fee Dogs allowed on leash Swimming is prohibited   Fun Facts Named for the Triphammer forge that...

Rocky Falls on Fall Creek / Cornell Natural Areas
Rocky Falls on Fall Creek / Cornell Natural AreasFall Creek Dr. Ithaca, NY 14850
The Rocky Falls on Fall Creek is a 25ft cascading fall, producing green energy since 1904. Open year round No fee Dogs allowe don leash Swimming is prohibited   Fun Facts Fall Creek cuts a gorge 140ft deep...

Foaming Falls on Fall Creek / Cornell Natural Areas
Foaming Falls on Fall Creek / Cornell Natural AreasFall Creek Dr., Ithaca, NY 14850
The Foaming Falls on Fall Creek is a 15ft cascading fall, 110 stone steps below the suspension bridge, and a great place to see the stone that is used in many of Cornell University's buildings. *Please note that the suspension...

Forest Falls on Fall Creek / Cornell Natural Areas
Forest Falls on Fall Creek / Cornell Natural AreasFall Creek Dr., Ithaca, NY 14850
Forest Falls on Fall Creek is a 25ft cascading fall with birds-eye view of a “hanging valley." Open year round, but with no winter maitenance No fee Dogs allowed on leash Swimming is prohibited   Fun Facts...

Ludlowville Falls on Salmon Creek / Town of Lansing
Ludlowville Falls on Salmon Creek  /  Town of LansingSalmon Creek Rd., Lansing, NY 14882
Ludlowville Falls on Salmon Creek is a 35ft multi-plume cascade with a pioneer history. No fee Dogs allowed on leash Swimming is prohibited   Fun Facts Salmon Creek pours over a hard limestone cap to form beautiful...

Robert H. Treman State Park
Robert H. Treman State ParkRte 327
RD 10 Ithaca, NY 14850

Phone: 607-273-3440
Enfield Glen is the scenic highlight of this park. This is an area of rustic beauty with craggy gorges and winding trails bearing "fire and brimstone" names like 115ft tall Lucifer Falls and Devil's Kitchen. Come explore our...


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