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Ithaca Children’s Garden

On a recent FLM&A Adventure Team visit to Cayuga Lake, I was charmed by a visit to the Ithaca Children’s Garden! In a picturesque setting overlooking the south end of the lake, the Ithaca Children’s Garden is “an award-winning 3-acre public children’s garden designed for kids, enjoyed by all, and driven by a mission to inspire the next generation of environmental stewards” ( It can be found at 121 Turtle Lane at the end of Cass Park on Rt 89. As an environmental educator (and admittedly, a big kid), I understand the importance of free play and interaction with the natural world as part of a child’s development, but I would not be able to say it as eloquently as i

Taughannock Falls, Four Seasons of Beauty on Cayuga Lake

Did you know that Taughannock Falls - "tuh-GAN-uck" is 33 feet taller than Niagara Falls and it is the highest single-drop waterfall in the north east? According to the Paleontological Research Institution ( Taughannock gorge was formed as the creek cut through 400 feet of shale. The result was a broad delta on the west side of Cayuga Lake where Taughannock Falls State Park now stands. The park was created in 1925 and, like many State Parks in the Finger Lakes area, the Civilian Conservation Corps built much of the infrastructure in the 1930s. I often travel to Ithaca and always try to make time to stop by to view the falls. Rock falls are not uncommon sending chu

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 Branchport, NY 14418

Tel: 315-595-2200

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