Cayuga Waterfront Trail

Total distance: 8.0 miles

Difficulty level(s): easy

The Cayuga Waterfront Trail is an 8 mile, ADA compliant multi-use trail providing an active, non-motorized transportation and recreation way connecting our community's most popular waterfront destinations along the southern shore of Cayuga Lake. The wide, flat trail connects East Shore Drive, the Ithaca Youth Bureau, Stewart Park, Newman Golf Course, Ithaca Farmers Market, Ithaca College and Cornell University Boathouses, West End/Inlet Island area, Allan Treman State Marine Park, Ithaca Dog Park, Hangar Theatre, Cass Park, The Ithaca Children's Garden and the Black Diamond Trail. Amenities along the trail include interpretive signage, benches, restrooms and dog care stations in Stewart Park and Cass Park, a fitness station and maps at the 5 trailheads. Nearly all of the Cayuga Waterfront Trail is 10-12 feet wide and paved, with the exception of a few stonedust side paths and a few narrow bridges.

Trailhead GPS Coordinates

Latitude: 42.464121
Longitude: -76.49918

Parking Locations

Multiple parking options may be specific to certain trails within this site.

Bus Stops

Trail Attributes

  • Good for Biking
  • Good for Hiking
  • Good for Running
  • Good for Snowshoeing
  • Lakes visible
  • Scenic Vistas
  • Unique Wildlife Viewing
  • Picnicking allowed
  • Restrooms available

More Info

Part of interconnected trail system: Yes

Trail Surface: Pavement

Trail Markers: signs at trailheads

This trail is ADA Accessible.

This trail contains a loop.

Use of firearms for deer hunting is not allowed. Bow hunting may be allowed. BE SAFE: See the specific trail owner/steward’s website for the most up to date details

This trail is open year round.

Visit the Trail Owners/Stewards