Total distance: 2.97 miles
Difficulty level(s): easy
Voted the #1 most beautiful college arboretum, the 100-acre F. R. Newman Arboretum of Cornell Botanic Gardens offers several miles of trails that wind through rolling hills and valleys. The arboretum features eleven tree collections interspersed with specialty gardens including an extensive shrub collection and shaded streamside garden. The plants, trees and shrubs here are labeled and detailed records are kept for research, education and enjoyment. Two overlooks and benches throughout the arboretum provide panoramic views of this post-glacial bowl shaped landscape. Visitors are encouraged to ring the large bell at Newman Overlook and look for wildlife from the boardwalk over Houston Pond. Trails here connect with the Cayuga Trail, and trails within the Botanic Garden area around the Nevin Welcome Center, Cornell Campus, the Mundy Wildflower Garden and Fall Creek Valley Natural Areas.
Directions to Trailhead from Outbound Bus Stop
On north side of Dryden Rd, go west to 150 ft past "Erie Canal..." sign. Turn right (north) and walk 100 ft across lawn to Arboretum Road. Turn left, go 1/4 mile to trailhead on right.
Part of interconnected trail system: Yes
Trail Surface: Earth
Trail Markers: orange blaze, none
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.