We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Buttermilk Falls

Buttermilk Falls Road, Ludlow, VT
Review Highlights
Family Adventure

13 members of my family, (Age 3 - 60), were there July 16, 2017, it was amazing. Would have loved... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2017
Diane B
Woonsocket, United States
Very nice

Very nice falls just off the road. There are three falls very short distance from each other... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2017
via mobile
Read all 125 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“swimming hole” (12 reviews)
“short trail” (5 reviews)
“water shoes” (5 reviews)
Buttermilk Falls Road, Ludlow, VT
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (125)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

11 - 20 of 125 reviews

Reviewed 17 July 2017

13 members of my family, (Age 3 - 60), were there July 16, 2017, it was amazing. Would have loved to have been able to spend more time there. Nice little hike from. Would definitely do this again, and bring a picnic lunch with us....More

6  Thank Diane B
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Very nice falls just off the road. There are three falls very short distance from each other ( lower, middle, upper) and plenty of options for a quick dip. Only issue I see with this is if you have kids is as usual with these...More

1  Thank Spelunk11
Reviewed 17 June 2017 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.

2  Thank Ssymecko
Reviewed 15 June 2017

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 12 June 2017

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.

1  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
Nearby Restaurants
Harry's Cafe
52 reviews
2.94 km away
Java Baba
137 reviews
4.42 km away
The Downtown Grocery
275 reviews
5.08 km away
D J's Restaurant
226 reviews
5.10 km away
Nearby Attractions
Okemo Mountain Resort
485 reviews
3.97 km away
Crowley Cheese
60 reviews
4.77 km away
Jackson Gore Ski Area
103 reviews
1.85 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Ellen M
21 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Diane B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we saw lots of dogs with their owners. our grandkids were getting a kick out of all the different dogs they saw. The youngest granddaughter would ask after each encounter, can we buy it and take it home.. 4 years old... More
Joseph H
28 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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
Ann- Marie F
9 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Robert O | Reviewed this property |
you could wade through the streams and see the falls but no area to jump in