The MV Haendel of Ithaca Boat Tours has resumed its cruises this season! Take a virtual cruise (greatly enhanced with visuals) from the Ithaca Farmers Market in this encore episode 111 of Walk in the Park produced two years ago. Narrated by Tony Ingraham, producer of Walk in the Park, who worked on the Haendel as an interpretive guide for ten years. See the full description and cablecast schedule, or watch it online, on this page!
Walk in the Park episode 153. This week’s show is devoted to a presentation on the origins of the fish in Cayuga and Seneca Lakes that took place at Ithaca High School on March 25, 2017 by Mel Russo, representing the Cayuga Lake Watershed Network. It was part of a schedule of presentations called “Caring for Cayuga”, as part of “Ithaca Fishing and Conservation Day.” Sponsored by the Leon Chandler chapter of Trout Unlimited. Here is the schedule of cablecasts on Ithaca channel 13 at this time. Additional showings will be added when we are notified of them. And you can also watch it online anytime on this page, below,
Thursday, March 30, 9:00 PM
Saturday, April 1, 10:00 AM
Sunday, 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM
Monday, 8:30 PM
Tuesday, 11:30 AM and 8:00 PM
Wednesday, April 5, 3:00 PM
Walk in the Park is an Ithaca public access TV series produced in PEGASYS Studio by Tony Ingraham of Owl Gorge Productions. See his national-award-winning book, A Walk through Watkins Glen: Water’s Sculpture in Stone.
In this episode of Walk in the Park (157) we continue with the second half of Susan Peterson Gately’s documentary about Lake Ontario and its health. (See Part 1, episode 156). You can watch this 30-minute show on this page online and on Ithaca, NY public access TV channel 13 at the following times:
Thursday, Jan. 19, 9:00 PM
Friday, 6:00 PM
Saturday, 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM
Sunday, 10:00 AM and 8:30 PM
Monday, 8:30 PM
Tuesday, 8:00 PM
Wednesday, 11:30 PM
Or watch it right here now!
Walk in the Park episode 156. Watch it on Ithaca, NY TV or online right here! Cayuga Lake and all the other Finger Lakes are part of the Lake Ontario watershed, and what goes on in the watershed deeply affects the health of this easternmost of the five Great Lakes. We watch the first half of Susan Peterson Gately’s excellent and thorough environmental documentary, “Lake Ontario: A Quest for Hope.” We will show part 2 in the next episode of Walk in the Park. The schedule for Ithaca, NY area channel 13 cablecasts at this point is:
Thursday, Jan. 12, 9 PM
Friday Jan. 13, 11:30 AM, 3:30 PM, 8:30 PM
Saturday, Jan. 14, 10 AM
Sunday, Jan. 15, 10 AM; 7:30 PM
Monday, Jan. 16, 6:00 PM
Tuesday, Jan. 17, 8 PM
Additional cablecast times will be added soon. Or, watch it here now! (29 minutes)
Walk in the Park episode 152. We in the Finger Lakes of New York have emerged from perhaps the longest drought in memory. Our dry gorges and waterfalls are now flowing again. Let’s take a look at before and after at Ithaca Falls and Taughannock Falls.
Then we go to south Texas to the Gulf of Mexico and camp near the beach at Padre Island National Seashore, the longest undeveloped barrier island in the world (70 miles!).
Watch it all right here online or on Ithaca, NY area cable channel 13 at the following times:
9:00 PM, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016
10:00 AM both Saturday and Sunday
8:00 PM, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 201
Walk in the Park episode 150 takes us to Salt Point Natural Area on the shore of Cayuga Lake in Lansing, NY, near the better known Myers Park on Myers Point. Salt Point forms the northern half of the delta created by Salmon Creek on the east shore of Cayuga Lake several miles north of Ithaca, NY in the Finger Lakes region, in Tompkins County. Once the site of an enormous salt works, exploiting Silurian salt deposits thousands of feet below the surface, Salt Point has been transformed into a beautiful public natural area park, after decades of neglect and misuse.
On October 16, 2017, the Friends of Salt Point dedicated a new, elaborate interpretive kiosk on the point, explaining the Salt Point’s history and nature. Throughout the celebration we learn a lot about Salt Point and what it took to transform it into a beautiful natural area park for everyone.
This episode of Walk in the Park will continue to be cablecast on Ithaca, NY channel 13 at the following times: 10:00 AM on both Saturday and Sunday, November 5 & 6; and 8:00 PM, Tuesday, November 8 (take a refreshing break from the election drama!). And, you can watch it online anytime, anywhere right here!
As an extension of this episode, watch episode 119, “Salt Point,” produced a year ago. Lansing Town Historian Louise Bement gave a slide show on the history of Salt Point, particularly focusing on its many years as the site of International Salt Company’s works there.
Walk in the Park is produced by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions. Walk in the Park is a weekly public access television series produced at PEGASYS Studios in Ithaca, NY.
Are you ready for spring? Because it’s happening! In this episode of Walk in the Pari (#135), I’ll show you a few spring wildflowers coming up. Naturalist, educator, and song writer Becca Harber will sing her inspiring “Spring O Spring” at Buttermilk Falls State Park. We’ll watch “scalers” at Robert H. Treman State Park near Ithaca, NY remove winter-loosened rock from the huge cliff above Lucifer Falls. And Gene Little of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will explain a new “Clean, Drain, and Dry” law in New York that will cut down on the spread of invasive species in our waterways.
You can watch this half hour episode right here (below) streaming online anytime, or on Ithaca, NY area cable channel 13 (and 97.1) at the following times in 2017:
9:00 PM, Thursday, April 27, 2017
10:00 AM & 7:00 PM, Saturday
10:00 AM & 4:00 PM, Sunday
8:30 PM, Monday
8:00 PM, Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Walk in the Park is a weekly public access TV show produced by Tony Ingraham at PEGASYS Studios of Time Warner Cable in Ithaca, NY.
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Finger Lakes Park Minute #56
The winters of 2015 and 2016 in Ithaca, NY could hardly have differed more. February 2015 was the coldest on record, while 2016’s winter could hardly be called a winter, it was so mild. In this Park Minute, we compare March at Ithaca Falls for both years.
Park Minute and Walk in the Park are produced by Owl Gorge Productions.
Take a virtual tour of the south end of Cayuga Lake on the MV Haendel with Ithaca Boat Tours, complete with plenty of visualizations, video, historic photos, and more! Watch it here online, or on TV in the Ithaca, NY area.
Explore the geology, history, and ecology of Cayuga Lake, longest of the eleven Finger Lakes in central New York State. Steamboats, railroads, glaciers, waterfalls, cliffs, ancient oceans, mountains, fish, invasive species, state parks, lakeshore hotel, Ezra Cornell, lighthouses, water birds, gorges, rockslides, floods, fires, the Erie Canal, and more!
This is episode 111 of Walk in the Park, our weekly public access TV show on Time Warner Cable channels 13 in Ithgaca, NY. Our 2017 cablecast schedule:
Thursday 8/24 12:30 PM & 9:00 PM
Saturday, 10:00 AM & 8:00 PM
Sunday, 10:00 AM & 4:00 PM
Monday, 8:30 PM
At Red Jacket Park on the shore of Keuka Lake In Penn Yan, NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced on June 22, 2015 that she is introducing a bill to direct the National Park Service to begin the process towards the establishment of a Finger Lakes National Heritage Area, the 50th in the United States. In this episode of Walk in the Park (#108), we look at this exciting proposal and what it might mean for the our beautiful region. Then we take a trip to Otisco Lake, easternmost of the eleven Finger Lakes, southwest of Syracuse in Onondaga County, NY.
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