The grounds at MacKenzie-Childs headquarters in Aurora are open to the public. They offer free, guided Second-Empire Farmhouse tours throughout the day.
The 4,000-acres that make up Cornell Botanic Gardens are free to explore and are full of opportunities to learn about plants and environmental conservation.
Taughannock Falls is one of the most accessible waterfalls in our park system. You can walk in the creek and play in the tiny cascades along the gorge.
Cascadilla Creek in Ithaca produces 8 waterfalls as it descends 400 feet through Cascadilla Gorge. The trail is paved with large stone steps, paths, and bridges.
There are 140 streams that flow into Cayuga Lake. Water that comes into the lake takes 10 years to cycle through toward Lake Ontario. You can drive around the entire lake in 120 minutes.
Museum of the Earth focuses primarily on life in New York State beginning in the Cambrian Period, covering roughly 635 million years of geologic record.