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    Ithaca, New York: Enfield Glen

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    From a couple of weeks ago, with my POS point-and-shoot.





























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    Very nice photos. Is this the same site I've heard so much reference over Cornell students committing suicide throughout the years?
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    Dan- do you have a "Ithaca is Gorges" bumper sticker yet?

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    That is really cool. The second picture makes me think of middle earth.

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    Dan, I need the directions to Enfield Glen from easy to find central spot in Ithaca. I think I see a road trip in my future.

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    It's in Robert Treman State Park, . It's a state park, so you'll either need an Empire Pass or pay at the gate.
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    What is the deal with the walkways? Are these one of the good Robert Moses legacies?

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    The CCC did a lot of work in NYS parks during the Great Depression. They built cabins and trails in Allegany State Park, and they did a lot of the stonework along the gorge at Letchworth, too. I assume that the trails and bridges at Watkins and Enfield Glens were probably done then, too.

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    Quote Originally posted by DetroitPlanner View post
    What is the deal with the walkways? Are these one of the good Robert Moses legacies?

    His life was a lot like a Shaksphere villian. The good a man does gets interred with the bones and what you remember is the bad.
    I'm guessing they were put in during the WPA era.

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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    It's in Robert Treman State Park, . It's a state park, so you'll either need an Empire Pass or pay at the gate.
    Thanks. If it's in a SP, I'll find it. I didn't get an Empire Pass this year because my hiking buddy, Rusty the German Shorthair Pointer, just isn't up to long treks any more -- or even medium ones. Once around the block or the softball field at the park is about all he can do at one time. We haven't even done our favorite trail at Long Point SP since about April, and even that was only about half way out to the Point and back.

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    Wow... I didn't look at those pictures previously. I love State Parks. NY has some pretty sweet ones too.
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