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Hike at Buttermilk Falls State Park

  • 18 Aug 2018
  • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Ithaca, NY


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 We will meet in the main lot

We will walk up the Gorge trail for 0.75 miles.  The trail is along the gorge, steep, with lots and lots of steps. The scenery is of Buttermilk Creek, the gorge, waterfalls and rock formations.  At the top we will have 2 choices:

1.           Turn left and return on the Rim trail back to the parking lot for another 0.75 miles (totals less than 2 miles).

2.           Continue straight onto Bear trail and then back around thru the upper parking lot and down the Rim or Gorge trail for 1.75 miles (totals 2.5 miles)

There is the option of stopping at Purity for ice cream afterwards or you can go swimming on your own.

  • What to bring

Bring water, poles and bug spray, AND a lunch so we can picnic when we get back to the parking lot. There is a swimming area at the bottom of the falls, near the parking, so bring swim gear if you'd like to swim after the hike.

  • Directions

The entrance to the park is off of Route 13 south, just south of Ithaca.  If coming from the north it's a left hand turn off of 13.  Address: 112 E. Buttermilk Falls Rd.

  • Important to know

$7 or $8 vehicle charge. *NO dogs please*. *Limit to 16* in the group so RSVP early - and please cancel your RSVP if you decide not to attend. Please respond by that day before 9:30 am.

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