Where This Gorge Trail In New York Leads Is Truly Enchanting... And You'll Want To Take It
Some of New York’s most beautiful trails are the ones that will take you through our jaw-dropping gorges. There’s nothing like reaching the summit of one of our mountains, but sometimes all we need is an extraordinary walk by the water. Recently, we talked about
13 Gorgeous Waterfront Trails that are perfect for summer and there’s one we left off of the list just so we could feature it today.
Tucked below Cayuga Lake in one of our favorite cities, you’ll find an enchanting gorge trail that you’ll want to cross off of your bucket list:
Found right in Ithaca, the Cascadilla Gorge Trail is a roughly 1.3 mile adventure that will take you someplace special.
Beginning at Linn Street, you'll discover 6 beautiful waterfalls on your walk through this trail!
For most people, exploring the gorge takes about an hour, beginning at Linn Street and ending at the Schwartz Performing Arts Center exit.
How to get here: Use these coordinates 42.443253, -76.494468 to get to the Linn Street trailhead!
Made up of stairs and flat stretches, the trail features unique plants that grow in these damp environments.
During our colder months from November until April, the lower part of the trail is closed off to visitors.
You'll get to look at the sandstone and shale up close, a beautiful sight to see!
The trail was originally donated to our well-known Cornell University back in 1909 by Robert H. Treman!
Currently, Cornell Plantations manages the trail and has done a wonderful job of preserving this stunning piece of New York.
Throughout its history, the focus of this beautiful gorge has been to educate visitors on nature, all while preserving the area itself and allowing everyone to enjoy this incredible trail. Like always, when visiting beautiful places like these it's important to be safe and to respect your surroundings.
Somehow not convinced that you should visit this magical place? Take a test drive and view the trail on Google Street View!
While other parts of the world may be dealing with having to strap GoPro's to sheep to create their own form of Google Street View, the Cascadilla Gorge Trail is lucky enough to already have things covered.
, you'll be able to virtually walk along the trail and get a taste of what it's like to visit!
To see more of this magnificent trail, check out the video below:
Do you have a favorite gorge to visit in New York? To discover more magical places right in our state, read about
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