Hiking NY – Buttermilk Falls (Gorge, Bear and Lake Treman) – July 2020

Buttermilk Falls State Park is located in the Finger Lakes region of upstate NY. It is easy to moderate, 4.52-mile hike with well-groomed trails. Features a heavily used swimming area at the base of the falls. The hike along the gorge has good views of the cascading falls along the hike up towards Lake Treman. Don’t wait till August or later to come here as the falls can dry up late into the season.

Trail summary is per current COVID-19 trail rules regulating the flow of hiker traffic one way around.


  • Lake
  • Waterfall
  • Picnic Area
  • Swimming Area
  • Wild Berries
  • Wild Flower

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