Unexpected Fall Beauty Awaits

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 opportunities.  
1.    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!  
2.    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.  
3.    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.  
4.    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.  
5.    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: 28/09/2021

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