Not all of the waterfalls in the Finger Lakes are around Ithaca, NY. 90-feet-high Carpenter Falls is at the head of Bear Swamp Creek Gorge on the southwest flank of Skaneateles Lake, two Finger Lakes east of Cayuga Lake. The falls themselves are in a NY State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Natural Area, which adjoins the Bahar Nature Preserve of the Finger Lakes Land Trust which includes most of the gorge all the way down to a canoe/kayak landing on Skaneateles Lake. Join Tony Ingraham as he guides us in exploring this park in episode 174 of Walk in the Park. Watch it here online or on Ithaca, NY public access TV cable channel 13 on the schedule below.
We start of this episode of Walk in the Park with some photos and a short discussion of this past weekend’s tragic and disturbing events in Charlottesville, VA where American Nazis and KKK white supremacists descended on Emancipation Park, the site of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee that the City of Charlottesville has decided to remove. Tony once lived in Charlottesville, as did his parents for many years.
We finish this episode of Walk in the Park with a short video about some of the geology of the gorge at Watkins Glen State Park.
Ithaca, NY area channel 13 cablecast schedule (to be expanded soon):
9:00 PM, Thursday, August 17, 2017
10:00 AM & 8:00 PM, Saturday, August 19
10:00 AM & 8:30 PM, Sunday, August 20
11:30 AM & 8:00 PM, Tuesday, August 22
7:30 PM, Wednesday, August 23
Have you seen Tony’s national-award-winning book about Watkins Glen State Park, A Walk Through Watkins Glen: Water’s Sculpture in Stone?