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.
Enveloped in bursts of vibrant
reds, yellows, and oranges, the trails surrounding Ithaca present visitors with
spectacular leaf peeping opportunities.
Robert 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!
Sapsucker 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.
Beebe 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.
Roy 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 wildlife viewing.
South 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 trail!
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 Ithaca!
Posted by: Visit Ithaca
Posted on: 15/07/2019