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The Magnificient Picturesque Falls Of Upstate New York
Upper Buttermilk Falls
The rapid flowing clear waters of the spectacular Buttermilk Falls earns its name from the frothing cascade building by falls as it drifts down the inclined valley side approaching the Cayuga Lake. The upper portion of the picturesque park has a small serene lake, ideal hiking trails among the timberlands and adjacent to the gorge and the bank, serene picnic areas and exceptional sport playing fields. The lower park section has a well-cared for welcoming campground, crystal blue water pool, and additional playing fields, outside is Larch Meadows, Larch Meadows is a locale of marshes among which a spectacular nature trail with twists and turns. The park abounds with things to do and see, tours are offered through the Buttermilk gorge which are available weekly but limited to certain months of the year beginning July 4th and ending on Labor Day for the season.
A very unique, fascinating fun bit of information that you may or might not know about the Buttermilk Falls region, this magnificent park is home to a very rare Gray Pataltail Dragonfly. Okay so you might hesitate and wonder why that is unique and rare, but this particular species of dragonfly flew with the dinosaurs. The Gray Pataltail Dragonfly is the only northeastern dragonfly variety whose larvae may not be positively aquatic. The larvae dwell in the mud and greenery of slimy, swampy spring steeps which often consist of very minor traces of standing water.
You will love the experience of the breathtaking Ithaca Falls. The falls is one of the best places to visit and take some time to linger for a bite to eat or just sit relaxing and taking it all the beauty of the surroundings. Ithaca falls is a remarkable 150 feet of downward rapidly gushing water flow over the rocks. It is mesmerizing to view the Fall’s creeks last descend into to Cayuga Lake. Swimming is not allowed, but you can bring your dogs to walk but they need to be on a leash. There is no fee.
Some interesting and fun facts, Ithaca falls is 175 feet wide. This one particular water falls is without a doubt the most mighty and most majestic. By the year 1817 there were 6 mills operating here, their dilapidated remains are still visible on the south bank today. The submerging pool is legendary among the fishermen for lake-run trout and salmon. There are complaisant walking trails with some of the most spectacular viewpoints from the bridge overlooking Lake Street or the accessible trail adjoining to the creek. This footpath is open to the public during all seasons. One fun and unique phenomenon is about the Ithaca Falls region and hard to fathom, but there are over 150 waterfalls within an area of ten square miles.
Chittenango Falls, located in upstate New York near the Village Of Chittenango. It meanders through the nature carved canyon known Chittenango Creek. Primarily known for it beautiful trails within the State Park.
NY Route 13 parallels the creek bed from the village along some of the most sought out motorcycle rides known for its many curves ending in the picturesque Village of Cazenovia, NY.
Hector Falls is a roadside fall and not difficult to stop to see and spend some time there. This makes for an ideal layover halfway of Watkins Glen being a convenient few minutes distance from and Tauchannock Falls. A wooden bridge intersects directly in front of Hector Falls. Parking is allowed past the bridge. You can easily and walking is permitted on the bridge so that you can view the falls, however, caution is advised. There is an amble flow of heavy traffic on the road, and vehicles pass by at high speeds down a hill and encompassing a bend prior to reaching the bridge. There are two essential drops to Hector Falls. The first plummet is easily seen from the bridge and is approximately a stunning 50 feet high. It is possible to climb below to the bottom of Hector Falls on the east side of the overpass. The other plunge is located on the west side of the bridge which is on personal property.
Pixley Falls State Park’s foremost appeal is the spectacular 50 foot waterfall which is located nearby the plush blanket of green grassy picnic area. This photographic park’s another distinct characteristic is the sloping lumbering hills and a serene mountain creek. An available nature path has twists throughout the woodland and beyond Pixley Falls. The park has several accessible miles of streams abundant with trout.