Waterfalls in Schuyler County

The valley south of Seneca Lake (known as Catharine Valley) in the Finger Lakes is rich with valley-side waterfalls, much as Inlet Valley south of Cayuga Lake is. In this episode (181) of Walk in the Park, we visit several of them: Aunt Sarah’s Falls and Shequaga Falls (in the village of Montour Falls), Eagle Cliff Falls in Havana Glen Park, and the falls of Excelsior Glen along the Finger Lakes Trail. You can watch the show here online, and on Ithaca, NY public access cable channel 13 at these times:

Friday, 8:30 PM, December 8, 2017

Saturday, 10:00 AM and 7:30 PM

Sunday, 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM

Tuesday, 11:30 AM and 8:00 PM

Wednesday, 7:00 PM, December 13, 2017

Walk in the Park is produced by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions, for PEGASYS public access TV in Ithaca, NY cable channel 13.

Gorges in Stereo

In this week’s episode (#124, Jan. 6, 2016) of Walk in the Park, we visit several area gorges and compare photos taken for tourist stereographs with modern pictures, getting some insights into the histories of these scenic locations.

You can watch this episode here anytime or on Ithaca, NY area cable channel 13 (and 97.1) at 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 7, Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 a.m., and finally at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016.

We visit Buttermilk Falls State Park, Fall Creek Gorge, Watkins Glen State Park, Havana Glen Park in Montour Falls. We also look at some silent film footage taken 100 years ago by the Wharton Studios at what is now Stewart Park in Ithaca in the marshlands formerly at the south end of Cayuga Lake. (Courtesy of Ithaca Made Movies). Then we look at three short videos of the Delaware Bay, Virginia Beach, and Jones Beach on Long Island.

Produced for Ithaca, NY area public access television cablecast on Time Warner Cable channel 13 (and 97.1). See the schedule on our video blog  and the schedule for all ithaca public access shows.
Produced at PEGASYS Studios, Ithaca, NY by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions.

Walk in the Park, TV Episode 23

Old grist mill in upper Robert H. Treman State Park near Ithaca, NY

The Old Mill in upper Robert H. Treman State Park is the location of exhibits about the mill, the Hamlet of Enfield Falls, and the CCC camp.

Recorded Oct. 3, 2012 at PEGASYS Studios in Ithaca, NY. See it online here or on Ithaca’s public access TV channel 13 during the schedule below.

This time, we go to Heritage Day in the upper part of Robert H. Treman State Park near Ithaca. Put on annually by the Friends of Robert H. Treman State Park, Heritage Day celebrates the rich history of the former Hamlet of Enfield Falls, which was, in the 19th century, an “agricultural service hamlet” with  mills, a blacksmith shop, a general store, and the Enfield Falls Hotel, a small tourist hotel for people coming to see the falls, now known as Lucifer Falls, in the gorge nearby, and forerunner to the state park.

House in former Hamlet of Enfield Falls, Robert H. Treman State Park, Ithaca, NY, history

Old photograph of one of the former houses in the Hamlet of Enfield Falls that was torn down after the creation of the state park.

This time, the Friends unveil a plaque honoring their founder, park historian, and former park employee, the late Neil Poppensiek, for his dedicated research on the history of the park, especially the former Civilian Conservation Corps in the park and the Old Mill, one of only two buildings still standing in the former hamlet. The plaque is mounted on a new exhibit of artifacts found by Neil from the CCC camp .

Cornell archeology students dig in upper Robert H. Treman State Park, near Ithaca, NY

Cornell archeology students search for artifacts on the site of a former building in the Hamlet of Enfield Falls in what is now upper Robert H. Treman State Park.

Then we walk over to the active archeology dig of one of the former house sites being conducted by Cornell Professor Sherene Baugher’s urban archeology class. Students explain to us what the site once was and show us some of the things they have unearthed.

Iroquois Corn Husk Doll making at Native American Festival at DeWitt Park in Ithaca, NY

Seneca women demonstrate the traditional craft of corn husk doll making at the Native American Festival.

Our show moves on to the Native American Festival that took place in DeWitt Park in Ithaca during Ithaca’s Apple Festival. The highlight of our visit is a short video of the Allegany River Indian Dancers.

Eagle Cliff Falls, Havana Glen Park, Montour Falls, NY

Eagle Cliff Falls is the centerpiece of Havana Glen in Montour Falls, NY.

We take a look at a couple of woodland wildflowers before finishing up with a video visit to Eagle Cliff Falls in Havana Glen Park near Montour Falls south of Watkins Glen, NY.

Watch the entire show online here or on Ithaca’s public access cable TV channel 13 on the schedule below.

Walk in the Park, the TV show, airs weekly on Ithaca, NY’s public access cable TV channel 13:

Thursday,  9:00 p.m.

Saturday, 10:30 a.m.

Sunday,    10:30 a.m.

Tuesday,    8:00 p.m.

It also is shown at other times as the station manager chooses.