Buttermilk Falls State Park
The second visit on my state park day was to Buttermilk Falls. This park takes its name from the foaming cascade formed by Buttermilk Creek as it flows down the steep valley side toward Cayuga Lake. Although the swimming hole and park near the falls are inviting, the gorge trail is my favorite as there are plenty of locations for interesting pictures. I have to admit that the trail does kick my butt every time. The hiking distance isn’t too bad, it is the elevation change and navigating the steps that I feel the next day.