Consider one of the more undiscovered settings for nature’s fall
beauty and visit Ithaca, NY! Nowhere
else can you see fall colors against a backdrop of more than 100 waterfalls and
gorges. Ithaca is one of the best places
in the Finger Lakes for fall foliage because of its abundance of hiking trails
and scenic vistas for every level of outdoor enthusiast.
in bursts of vibrant reds, yellows, and oranges, the trails surrounding Ithaca
present visitors with spectacular leaf peeping opportunities.
Treman State Park –
One of the most popular attractions offering multiple hiking trail options, climb
the many stairs, pass rushing waterfalls, and find yourself above a tree canopy
blanketing the area with incredible fall colors. The reward is worth the work!
Woods – An easy 3-mile loop, this
trail is considered one of the best places for birding. Just south of Cornell University’s Lab of
Ornithology, journey through the trees, and take in the seasons changing right
before your eyes.
Lake Natural Area –
Cornell University is a beautiful place to stroll, but Beebe Lake on the campus
offers some of Ithaca’s best fall foliage! In the Cornell Botanic Gardens,
Beebe Lake’s trail takes you around the lake, over a beautiful stone bridge,
and through stunning vistas of bright fall colors.
H. Park Preserve – Over 1.5 miles of
trails including a universally accessible boardwalk, offers visitors a path
across Six Mile Creek. Enjoy waterfalls, breathtaking fall foliage, and possible
Hill Recreation Way –
This 3.5-mile trail system is the perfect place for a relaxing stroll or a bike
ride through the colorful trees. The Recreation Way, located on an abandoned
railroad bed, is dotted with benches and picnic tables, making it a great place
for families to enjoy fall together. Enjoy
awe-inspiring wooded areas, creeks, and small gorges along this great fall
As leaves change from green to yellow to red through September and
October, there are few better places in the Finger Lakes for fall foliage than
Posted by: Visit Ithaca
Posted on: 01/03/2019