Lighthouse Point Natural Area

Total distance: 0.15 miles

Difficulty level(s): easy

Cornell Botanic Gardens Lighthouse Point Natural Area is located where the Cayuga Inlet and Fall Creek meet Cayuga Lake. A short trail, accessible through the City of Ithaca's Newman Golf Course, passes through floodplain forest and marsh on a delta built of sediments deposited by the two creeks at the mouth of Cayuga Lake. This area provides important bird habitat, especially for migrating species, and affords scenic views of the south end of Cayuga Lake. A causeway leads to the Cayuga Inlet Lighthouse, which was constructed in 1917.

Trailhead GPS Coordinates

Latitude: 42.45240021
Longitude: -76.50930023

Parking Locations

Trail Attributes

  • Good for Biking
  • Good for Hiking
  • Good for Cross-Country Skiiing
  • Good for Snowshoeing
  • Lakes visible
  • Scenic Vistas
  • Unique Wildlife Viewing

More Info

Part of interconnected trail system: No

Trail Surface: Gravel/Stone Dust

Trail Markers: none

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.

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