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Businessman's Lunch Falls on Six Mile Creek

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 Mile Creek is Ithaca’s source for drinking water but a century ago its falls were harnessed for power. Beauty and history are highlights at Businessman’s Lunch, a.k.a. Wells Falls, where the creek tumbles 65ft in four drops against the backdrop of an old millwork.

Trail Info

View falls from Giles Street bridge or a short hike on Six Mile Creek Trail. 0.2mi. It is an easy trail to walk.

Open year round, but often impassible in winter due to ice.

Directions from Ithaca

Follow Rt. 79 east from the Commons 1mi and turn right on Giles St. Turn left into the trailhead parking area marked Mulholland Wildflower Preserve, just before the bridge.


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