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Buttermilk Falls

Buttermilk Falls Road, Ludlow, VT
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Gorgeous

The falls were very easy to hike. They had different levels where you could swim and jump from the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ssymecko
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Pearland, Texas
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Beautiful short hike

This a lovely spot close to Ludlow and easily hikeable in an hour or two. Surprise-able in its... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
James S
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Old Greenwich, Connecticut
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  • Average8%
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“swimming hole” (12 reviews)
“short trail” (5 reviews)
“water shoes” (5 reviews)
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Buttermilk Falls Road, Ludlow, VT
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The falls were very easy to hike. They had different levels where you could swim and jump from the cliff. We had kids ranging from 9-17 in our group and they all had fun.

Thank Ssymecko
Reviewed 1 week ago

This a lovely spot close to Ludlow and easily hikeable in an hour or two. Surprise-able in its seeming remoteness yet right off the road. Bring your trunks and bath in the pools then sun on the rocks. Avoid going in black fly season (May/June)...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little falls and one can wade and swim around the area. It does get crowded but worth a trip to see.

Thank SteveHowdy
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Nothing more beautiful than hiking the falls. Wear grippy water shoes and take your time. Go slow. A t-shirt or wet suit shirt is good even in hot wether as this water is ICEY. Great for dogs! Bring a towel and leave your phone and...More

Thank Erin P
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This was a pleasant surprise. There are 3 falls and all of em are worth going to. It is a quick ride if your are in the Ludlow area and something to do. Great photos

Thank Doug S
Reviewed 27 October 2016

we enjoyed our hike into buttermilk falls, found the lower falls easy, then walked up to see the upper falls, could not find them or they weren't running, but the hike was interesting saw a quite a few washed out roads and bridges

Thank Robert O
Reviewed 25 October 2016

One of the best natural spots in VT. If you like climbing and jumping off of rocks, do not miss this spot. It has many levels of falls and swimming areas. Not to be missed.

Thank John A
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Stopped by here while staying in Ludlow. It was an easy walk/hike to one of the waterfall spots. The view was great and relaxing. A great short trip.

Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Photographers...a short walk from the road with gear..always a plus! Lovely cascades with varied rock textures and colors. Fall foliage time should make for lovely images...too early for our visit last week. There are 3 falls, upper, middle and lower...we didn't see upper but the...More

2  Thank mrsaj15
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Nice place to go swimming. Fun and pretty. You have to drive down a little road w/the same name and park where you can and walk into the woods just a tad to a beautiful hole and river to swim in

1  Thank TeriG1957
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Joseph H
Are there any places along the trail that would be nice to stop for a picnic, perhaps at one of the falls?
28 February 2017|
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Response from Erin P | Reviewed this property |
It's not really a picnic destination. Better to hike the falls and then drive 5 minutes to Okemo mountain and picnic on the slopes. In fact, if you want to have a picnic/hiking day, drive to the top of the clock tower base... More
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Ann- Marie F
can kids jump in the water??
9 July 2016|
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Response from Robert O | Reviewed this property |
you could wade through the streams and see the falls but no area to jump in
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mariaNewburyVt
drections to get here.lots of reviews say hard to find?
23 August 2015|
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Response from Stacey G | Reviewed this property |
Buttermilk Falls Road is directly across 103 from the access road to Jackson Gore. Drive to the end of the road and then you can't miss it.
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