Get outside and enjoy the beauty of the Finger Lakes! Here's the current schedule of guided gorge tours, events, and dedicated walking/hiking paths in Ithaca's four State Parks. Future dates will be posted as they become available.
Saturday, September 22, 2012 - Three Gorges Hike
9:00 A.M, Buttermilk Falls State Park, Robert H. Treman State Park, Ithaca, NY
Join a park naturalist on an 8-mile hike through three of the Finger Lakes' most beautiful gorges! The hike will traverse Robert H. Treman’s Enfield Glen, Lick Brook Creek's gorge, and Buttermilk Falls' gorge. This hike has both easy and strenuous sections, hiking experience is recommended. Bring a lunch, snacks and water, and lace up your sturdy footwear! Meet at the lower Buttermilk Falls parking lot off Route 13, we will then carpool to upper Robert H. Treman. To help plan for transportation between the parks, please register by calling Josh at (607) 387-7041 ext. 131 or email Josh.firstname.lastname@example.org
Cayuga Waterfront Trail - Open Year Round
The Cayuga Waterfront Trail will be a six-mile, multi-use trail providing an active, non-motorized transportation and recreation way connecting Ithaca's most popular waterfront destinations. The Waterfront Trail will help Ithaca develop a sustainable transportation system, enhance our quality of life and contribute to the revitalization of our community’s waterfront. It is our goal to build one of the best trails in upstate New York. Visit the Cayuga Waterfront Trail online to download a map.
Cayuga Nature Center Trails - Open Year Round
The Cayuga Nature Center cultivates awareness, appreciation and responsibility for the natural world through outdoor and environmental education. Visit the Cayuga Nature Center online to view their current programs or download a PDF of their trail map. The Nature Center overlooks Cayuge Lake on Route 89 in the Town of Ulysses, 15 minutes west of Downtown Ithaca. The grounds and trails are open to the public 365 days per year from down to dusk.
Independent Group Tours & Educational Programs
If you have a group (10 or more) that is interested in scheduling its own gorge tour or educational program at Buttermilk Falls, Robert H. Treman, Taughannock Falls, Watkins Glen State Parks, or another Finger Lakes State Park, please contact the NYS Parks local office at (607) 387-7041 x 131 or email Josh.Teeter@parks.ny.gov.