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  • Shawn H
    Washington DC, DC413 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We came to this park during the winter when some of the better trails were closed. We originally entered teh east gate of the park only to leave and drive in the west, upper park entrance, which had a better trail access to see luciver falls. After that detour and a drive past hte closed ticket booths (the park is free in the winter) - we parked the car adn headed past hte old mill and up the trail. After a relatively short hike, we got to some spectacular overlooks of the Lucifer Falls. The park was pretty quiet and it'd be great to come back curing the season when the gorge trail is open.
    Written 16 December 2023
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  • Mary LaFountain
    Brunswick, OH14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walking the Cornell campus is a great experience! Don’t miss the suspension bridge… and the trail down to the bottom of the gorge!
    Written 14 February 2024
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  • Shawn H
    Washington DC, DC413 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unlike the other state parks, this one doesn't require any hiking to get to the big waterfall. You drive in and can't miss it. The parking lot is right near the base of the falls and they are unique and worth a stop. As we were there in November, the park was quiet and contemplative.
    Written 16 December 2023
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  • Michael K
    1,002 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a huge garden. Make sure to pick up a map at the Visitor Center. How much you can explore depends on your energy and how much time you have. We spent about an hour just wandering in the herb garden and surrounding area. What we saw were very interesting although in October not many flowers are in bloom.
    Written 23 October 2023
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  • Michael K
    1,002 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    There are two ways to view Ithaca Falls. One way is on the lookout on Lake St. bridge. This is the easiest but the view is partially obstructed by trees. The other way is to hike down to the Ithaca Falls Natural Area. This affords the best view and you can get as close as you want to the water.
    Written 22 October 2023
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  • Prerna C
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very scenic! There's an amazing cider house near by - the Finger Lakes Cider House. Don't forget to check that out. Also, if you're visiting in the Fall, bring a jacket!
    Written 30 October 2023
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  • Michael K
    1,002 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a wonderful trail. We started at Treman Triangle and headed upstream on Cascadilla Gorge passing by numerous waterfalls and cascades. The place is very scenic and the natural environment made you feel like you are in a state park in the country rather than in a bustling university campus. This is a must see attraction.
    Written 23 October 2023
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  • dbinhou7511
    Houston, TX1,657 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walking through the woods was wonderful. So peaceful and at least a few birds at this time of year to keep your interest. Definitely recommend visiting for any bird enthusiast.
    Written 8 December 2023
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  • Kay7979
    Western NY405 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Farm Market is a great place to taste local wines, cider, cheeses and more. Pick up some fresh veggies while you're there. Have a light meal. We were glad the market was still open in October. It's a lively place to visit with lots of unique vendor and interesting foods to try. Even on a chilly, rainy day it was pleasant since the market is in a covered area.
    Written 22 October 2023
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  • Jennifer R
    Providence, RI49 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were around visiting friends for NYE and came here to entertain the kiddos (6m and 5) We ended up coming back two days in a row. Great variety of science based interactive activities. The outdoor playground looks great but was closed due to the weather this time of year. I really enjoyed the small animals they had (lots of fish/lizards/snakes). Would Definitely recommend a visit if you have kids.
    Written 31 December 2023
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  • Michael K
    1,002 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    According to the map, the fall is 156-ft tall, a respectable height inside a city. The easy way to view it is at the lookout point on the Lake St. bridge although the view is somewhat obstructed by trees. A better way is to hike down to the Ithaca Falls Natural Area where you can get as close as you want to the waterfall. At the time we visited, free parking is available at the lot at the intersection of Lake and Falls St.
    Written 23 October 2023
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  • RNS1983
    Binghamton, NY133 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A husband and wife winery that is also a museum with either a guided or self guided tour. It’s obvious that they know what they’re doing and talking about. My wife and I enjoyed this place very much. Their wine was tasty and they went into detail on how it was made and where the grapes came from. We recommend.
    Written 17 March 2024
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