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.
Enveloped in bursts of vibrant reds, yellows, and oranges, the trails
surrounding Ithaca present visitors with spectacular leaf peeping
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
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!
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 Ithaca!
Posted by: Visit Ithaca
Posted on: 21/01/2020