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Five Don't-Miss Parks

Written by 8/25/2009

Clockwise, left to right: Robert H.Treman State Park, Taughannock Falls State Park, Buttermilk Falls State Park

Even the most studious collegiate needs to take a break, and Ithaca has some great spots to get away from it all.

Check out these nearby parks the next time you need to chill out.

Buttermilk Falls State Park


With its 10 waterfalls, Buttermilk is one of the most popular parks in New York State.

Robert H. Treman State Park

This park has 12 waterfalls, miles of hiking, and a swimming area.

Taughannock Falls State Park


Sorry Niagara, Taughannock Falls is the highest free-falling waterfall in the northeastern United States.

Six Mile Creek

Beautiful Six Mile Creek is within walking distance from IC and Cornell University.

Watkins Glen State Park

Just 30 miles west of Ithaca, this park has amazing views of 19 waterfalls, carved tunnels, bridges, and sculpted walkways.

Learn more about these, and other parks on the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation website (select the Finger Lakes region).



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