Over 150 waterfalls within 10 square miles. Don't believe it? Come see for yourself...

As the saying goes, "Ithaca is GORGES!" It's because of the 150 waterfalls that flow across the town, funneling water through gorges carved out thousands of years ago. By glaciers, they tell us. That means you can go to up to Cornell University, down to the Ithaca Commons, or head to one of the state parks, and you'll undoubtedly stumble upon a waterfall. 

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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....
112 E. Buttermilk Falls Rd., off Rt 13 S, Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: (607) 273-5761
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. ...
Linn St., Near Cornell University, Downtown Ithaca, Ithaca, NY 14850
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 and...
1420 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: (607) 273-6260
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. Open year round dawn to dusk, there is...
Fall Creek Drive, 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 Rock-framed...
Fall Creek Dr., Ithaca, NY 14850
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 prohibited....
Lake St., Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: (607) 272-1313
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 best...
Townline Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: (607) 275-9487
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 Ludlowville...
Salmon Creek Rd., Lansing, NY 14882
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 formations...
Giles St., Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: (607) 272-1313
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 Historic...
Rte 327, Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: (607) 273-3440
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 through...
Fall Creek Dr., Ithaca, NY 14850
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 gorge...
1740 Taughannock Blvd., (Rt 89), Trumansburg, NY 14886
Phone: (607) 387-6739
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 operated...
Intersection of University and East Ave., on Cornell campus, Ithaca, NY 14850
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