Walk in the Park is a weekly public access TV series produced at PEGASYS Studio of Spectrum TV in Ithaca, NY, by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions. Find out more about Ithaca public access television.
In this episode (182) of Walk in the Park, we visit Owasco Lake, the Finger Lake directly east of Cayuga Lake. We look at the Owasco Lake watershed. Then we visit Fillmore Glen State Park in the valley of the Owasco Inlet south of the Owasco Lake. Named for Millard Fillmore, the 13th president of the United States who was born nearby, Fillmore Glen’s most attractive and accesible feature is the Cowsheds Falls.
We continue with a virtual flyover from Fillmore Glen, over the Owasco Flats, and north down Owasco Lake to Emerson Park in Auburn. We follow that with a video visit to Owasco Flats Nature Preserve, scenes along Owasco Lake moving north, finishing at the shore at the north end of Owasco Lake at Emerson Park.
Finally, we watch a short video about the Finger Lakes Land Trust’s campaign to establish a nature preserve along the east shore of Owasco Lake, which would be just the third publicly accessible conservation area along the lake.
You can watch this episode right here online anytime, and you can see it on Ithaca, NY public access cable channel 13 at the following times over the next week:
Thursday, 9:00 PM, Dec. 15, 2017
Friday, 8:30 PM
Saturday, 10:00 AM & 7:30 PM
Sunday, 10:00 AM & 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 11:30 AM & 8:00 PM
Wednesday, 3:00 PM, December 20, 2017
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?
South of Syracuse, NY straddling the border of Onondaga and Cortland Counties is Labrador Hollow Unique Area, established by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, NYSDEC. Like the Finger Lakes valleys, Labrador Hollow was reamed by the passage of Ice Age glaciers, creating very steep hillsides and a flat valley bottom holding, in this case, Labrador Pond. Labrador Hollow has its own “hanging valley” as well, a short gorge that ends in Tinker Falls. A short gentle trail leads to the scenic 50-foot overhanging waterfall. In this episode of Walk in the Park (168), we’ll explore these places in early June. Watch here online anytime or on Ithaca, NY cable channel 13 at the following times over the next week:
Thursday, June 8, 9:00 PM
Saturday, 10:00 AM and 7:30 PM
Sunday, 10:00 AM and 10:00 PM
Monday, 6:00 PM and 8:30 PM
Tuesday, 8:00 PM
Wednesday, June 14, 9:00 AM