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.
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.