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Ithaca Falls Trail hiking

Finger Lakes, New York, United States

By lydia.crawford

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What are the activities at Ithaca Falls Trail ?

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Why choose a trail at Ithaca Falls Trail?

The Ithaca Falls Trail is a beautiful, easy hike that takes you to two stunning waterfalls. The trail is well-marked and only takes about an hour to complete. The first waterfall, Lower Falls, is a 30-foot cascade that is easily accessible from the trail. The second waterfall, Upper Falls, is a 50-foot horsetail waterfall that is a bit more difficult to get to, but well worth the effort. The Ithaca Falls Trail is a great hike for all ages and experience levels.

The Ithaca Falls Trail is a beautiful, easy hike that takes you to two stunning waterfalls. The trail is well-marked and only takes about an hour to complete. The first waterfall, Lower Falls, is a short walk from the parking lot. The falls are about 20 feet high and make for a beautiful photo opportunity. The trail then continues on to Upper Falls, which is a bit more of a hike but is definitely worth it. Upper Falls is much taller than Lower Falls and is surrounded by lush green forest. After taking in the falls, the trail loops back around to the parking lot.


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Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
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Ithaca Falls Trail
Ithaca Falls Trail, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

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Starting Point

The Ithaca Falls Trail is located in Ithaca, New York. To get to the start of the trails, take exit 13 from Route 13 and head east on Route 366. The trailhead will be on your right.

Why visit Ithaca Falls Trail

The Ithaca Falls Trail is a great place to visit if you are looking for a scenic hike with plenty of waterfalls to enjoy. The trail is just over two miles long, and it is an easy hike that is perfect for families. The trailhead can be found at the end of Thurston Avenue in Ithaca.

As you hike along the trail, you will be treated to views of several beautiful waterfalls. The first waterfall you will come to is Ithaca Falls, which is a 75-foot waterfall. You will also see Buttermilk Falls, which is a 50-foot waterfall, and Lower Falls, which is a 15-foot waterfall.

The Ithaca Falls Trail is a great place to visit year-round, but it is especially beautiful in the spring when the trees are blooming and the waterfalls are flowing heavily.

Is Ithaca Falls Trail in New York a good place for the whole family?

Ithaca Falls Trail is a great place for the whole family. There are many different trails to choose from, so everyone can find something to enjoy. The trails are also well-maintained, so they are easy to navigate.

Things not to be missed

The best activities near Ithaca Falls Trail in New York are hiking, fishing, and camping.

The Ithaca Falls Trail is a great place for a hike and to see some beautiful waterfalls.

Where to eat?

1. Moosewood Restaurant: This vegetarian restaurant is known for its unique and healthy dishes.

2. The Gorges Inn: This inn offers a variety of home cooked meals that will satisfy any appetite.

3. Ithaca Bakery: This bakery is known for its delicious pastries and breads.

4. The Piggery: This farm-to-table restaurant offers fresh and locally sourced food.

5. Purity Ice Cream: This ice cream shop offers unique flavors and local ingredients.

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Is the place are families friendly?

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Is there an information center / service center / reception?

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Lydia Crawford, an extraordinary woman with an insatiable zest for life, has become an inspirational figure to many through her adventures and infectious good humor. Born and raised in a small town nestled in the mountains, Lydia developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness, experiences that shaped her into the avid outdoorswoman she is today.

She life was a celebration of adventure, joy, and the great outdoors. She lived with a fierce determination to enjoy every moment and to share that joy with others. Her legacy is one of laughter, exploration, and an unwavering love for the natural world. Lydia's spirit continues to inspire those who knew her and those who discover her story, reminding us all to embrace life with open arms and a heart full of joy.

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