2221 Taughannock Park Rd, Trumansburg, NY 14886, USA
Finger Lakes Region State Park
Taughannock Falls State Park's namesake waterfall is one of the outstanding natural attractions of the Northeast. Taughannock Falls plunges 215 feet past rocky cliffs that tower nearly 400 feet above the gorge. Gorge and rim trails offer spectacular views from above the falls and from below at the end of the gorge trail. Campsites and cabins overlook Cayuga Lake, with marina, boat launch and beach nearby. A multi-use trail--hiking, cross-country skiing--winds past sledding slopes and natural skating ponds. The park offers organized activities including tours through the Taughannock Gorge and summer concerts along the lakefront.
1420 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
Cayuga Nature Center
The Cayuga Nature Center is an educational institution addressing nature and environmental issues. It is located on the west side of Lake Cayuga in Tompkins County, New York.
1 Lansing Park Rd, Lansing, NY 14882, USA
Lansing Myers Park
Myers Park sits on the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake, one of the Finger Lakes in Tompkins County. Located in the southern part of the Town of Lansing off of Route 34B, the park is graced with 31 acres of grass covered, tree shaded land, with extensive Cayuga Lake frontage.
There are pavilions, picnic tables, and barbecue grills scattered throughout the park grounds. A swimming area (with lifeguards on duty,) playground, volleyball net, basketball court, horseshoe pits, and vending machines are available. The park is also routinely patrolled.
18 Smugglers Path, Ithaca, NY 14850
Edwards Lake Cliff Preserve
This 84-acre preserve protects one of the rarest environments in the local region – the lake cliffs. Besides the lake cliffs, the other salient natural feature of the preserve is the gorge called Shurger Glen, cut by Gulf Creek, which, confusingly, gives rise to Portland Point. This is a forested ravine and winding gorge with breathtaking waterfalls, scenic views and rare species. Additionally, there are old fields, shrub thickets and successional forests all with a history of agricultural use. There is old forest on and upslope of the lake cliffs.
14882, 50 Mill St, Lansing, NY 14882, USA
Fishing Salmon Creek
Salmon Creek is located in Tompkins County near the village of Ludlowville. There are 1.1 miles of Public Fishing Rights (PFR’s) along this medium to large sized stream which has some bed rock sections. The lower section (from Ludlowville Falls downstream) has lake run rainbow and brown trout, Atlantic salmon and smallmouth bass and is stocked annually with around 30,000 rainbow trout (3-6”). Upstream of the falls both wild and stocked brown trout can be caught. This area receives an annual stocking of around 2,600 one year-old brown trout (8-10”).
90 Auburn Rd, Lansing, NY 14882, USA
Lansing Center Trail
The Lansing Center Trail meanders 3.8 miles on about 140 acres of town-owned land opposite the Lansing Town Hall. It is designed as a perimeter path with a few interior loops and wonderful views of the Cayuga Lake Valley, the National Forest backbone, Connecticut Hill and Newfield hills. Trail use is currently limited to walking, running, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Well-behaved dogs are welcome but must be on short leash at all times.
106 E Buttermilk Falls Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850
Buttermilk Falls State Park
Buttermilk Falls State Park is a 811-acre state park located southwest of Ithaca, New York, United States.
Did you know? Buttermilk Falls State Park takes its name from the foaming cascade formed by Buttermilk Creek as it flows down the steep valley side toward Cayuga Lake.
Salmon Creek Rd., Lansing, NY 14882
Ludlowville Falls on Salmon Creek
Ludlowville Falls on Salmon Creek is a 35ft multi-plume cascade with a pioneer history.
- No fee
- Dogs allowed on leash
- Swimming is prohibited
Salmon Creek pours over a hard limestone cap to form beautiful Ludlowville Falls. The soft shale underneath has eroded away, creating an overhang cave and deep plunge pool. This fall powered the early settlement of Ludlowville, named for the pioneer family that built a gristmill here in 1795.