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Buttermilk Falls at Bear Creek

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This picturesque fall in the Delaware Water Gap (a vein from a glacier) is 200 feet from the road. Buttermilk Falls cascade 90 feet down the red shale face off the Kittatinny Ridge. Buttermilk Falls is one of at least half a dozen in the state with that name, but this waterfall sits next to a busy two-lane road just south of the historic borough of Bear Creek Village and on the edges of Natural Lands' Bear Creek Preserve. The falls are roughly 30-35 feet tall and are very impressive when flowing. Viewing the falls from below, you'll find a steep trail that heads to the top of the falls. In the Delaware Water Gap area, you'll find many miles of hiking trails, but we recommend using a trail map because the forest is somewhat remote. For a longer hike, visit both Buttermilk and Tillman Ravine on the same day. The Ravine is just a few miles up the dirt road from Buttermilk. Stokes State Forest is also nearby and offers swimming, hiking, camping, and more. Buttermilk Falls is one mile south of Bear Creek Village along White Haven Road. There's a dirt pull-off large enough for several cars.