Outdoor enthusiasts have a new resource to find trails in Tompkins County for hiking, biking, skiing, or simply viewing the multitude of gorges and falls in the area. Funded by a grant from the Tompkins County Tourism Program, a new website, called Out on the Trails at IthacaTrails.org, allows people to search for trails based on the type of experience they seek. Users can search for trails by criteria such as distance, difficulty, scenic views, dog walking, or picnicking, and also access directions to trailheads and information on parking. It is optimized and GPS enabled for use on a mobile device, such as a smartphone, as well as on computers and tablets for viewing on a larger screen.
Hikes are planned throughout the month of April by trail partners to celebrate the County’s trails and the launch of the new website. Go to IthacaEvents.com for details on times and locations.
April 4, 5:00 p.m. - Cayuga Trail East, Ithaca
April 11, 5:00 p.m. - Roy Park Preserve, Dryden
April 13, noon. - Adopt A Trail Ribbon cutting. Cayuga Waterfront Trail near the Space at Greenstar.
April 13, 5:00 p.m. – Black Diamond Trail, Slow Roll Bike Ride. Leave Stewart Park (large pavilion) at 5:00 p.m.
April 15, 8:00 a.m. - Stevenson Preserve, Enfield, RSVP requested
April 17, 1:30 p.m. – Black Diamond Trail, Ithaca Children’s Garden
April 20, 9:00 a.m. Black Diamond Trail North Ulysses/Trumansburg
April 23, 1:00 p.m. – Earth Day Hike on the Cayuga Trail, Ithaca
April 29, 10:00 a.m. – Fischer Old-Growth Forest, Cornell Botanic Gardens, Newfield. Registration required.
April 30, 7:00 a.m. – Jim Schug Trail, Dryden Lake Park
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