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.
Old Erie Canal Lock 62 is tucked just far enough off the beaten path that many do not realize it’s there, just over the hill behind Pittsford Plaza.
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.
Owasco Lake, unlike the other Finger Lakes, is almost completely surrounded by agricultural land. You can drive around the entire lake in 45 minutes.
Otisco Lake is the easternmost lake and is seventh in size among the Finger Lakes. Enjoy a drive around the entire lake in 30 minutes.