From Gorges to Wetlands

Join host Tony Ingraham to explore Cavern Cascade and Glen Obscura in Watkins Glen State Park, winter at the marsh at Lake Treman in Buttermilk Falls State Park, “Icy Cascadilla” Gorge in Ithaca, and fall and winter at the marsh at the Roy H. Park Preserve of the Finger Lakes Land Trust between Yellow Barn State Forest and Hammond Hill State Forest near Dryden, NY. Watch it anytime online right here, or Ithaca cable channel 13 at these times:
Friday, 12:00 noon, February 9, 2018
Saturday, 10:00 AM and 7:30 PM
Sunday, 10:00 AM and 8:30 PM
Tuesday, 11:30 AM and 8:00 PM
Wednesday, 9:00 AM and 7:30 PM, February 14, 2018

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.

Winter Walk to Lucifer Falls

Have you ever seen 115-feet-high Lucifer Falls frozen over? You can’t drive to the overlook on the Rim Trail at Robert H. Treman State Park southeast of Ithaca, NY. You need to walk for about 15 minutes on the Rim Trail to the spectacular view back toward Lucifer Falls. This is the only section of the Rim Trail that is open in the winter, and the Gorge Trail, which passes right next to the waterfall, is closed for the season. In this episode (184) of Walk in the Park, Tony Ingraham takes you on a guided walk to this memorable spot for a truly unusual view: Lucifer Falls completely clad in ice! Watch the show online (below), or on Ithaca, NY cable channel 13 at the following times:

Thursday, 12:00 noon and 9:00 PM, January 11

Friday, 8:30 PM

Saturday, 10:00 AM and 10:30 PM

Sunday, 10:00 AM

Monday, 8:30 PM

Tuesday, 11:30 AM and 8:00 PM

Wednesday, 3:00 PM, January 17, 2018

This episode opens with a special short video from the Finger Lakes Land Trust, called “Creature Feature,” welcoming us to 2018.

Walk in Park is produced by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions, at PEGASYS Studio, in Ithaca, NY. Walk in the Park is a weekly public access television series.

Owasco Lake

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

Walk in the Park is a weekly public access TV series in Ithaca, NY produced by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions, at PEGASYS Studio.

Carpenter Falls

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

Walk in the Park is a weekly public access cable TV series produced in Ithaca, NY by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions, at PEGASYS Studio.

Have you seen Tony’s national-award-winning book about Watkins Glen State Park, A Walk Through Watkins Glen: Water’s Sculpture in Stone?

Swimming Hazards in the Lake and Gorges

Walk in the Park episode 173. “Harmful Algal Blooms” or blue-green algae have made swimming and other uses of Cayuga Lake dangerous at particular times and locations this summer. Also, swimmers drown in our gorges every year. Find out why. We conclude with an explanation of great fractures in the walls of the gorge at Watkins Glen State Park.

You can watch the show online here, or on Ithaca NY area cable channel 13 at the following times (to be updated to an expanded schedule soon):

Thursday, August 10, 9:00 PM

Saturday, August 12, 10:00 AM & 8:00 PM

Sunday, August 13, 10:00 AM

Monday, August 14, 8:30 PM

Tuesday, August 15, 8:00 PM

Wednesday, August 16, 9:00 AM & 11:30 PM


Walk in the Park is produced by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions, at PEGASYS public access television studio in Ithaca, NY, and is cablecast on Ithaca’s channel 13. See the schedule of this weekly series and others.

Have you seen my award-winning book about Watkins Glen State Park, now celebrating ten years of publication?

Finger Lakes Land Trust

In this episode of Walk in the Park (170), Holly Gregg and Andy Zepp of the Finger Lakes Land Trust tell us about the conservation organization’s accomplishments of the past year and exciting new initiatives and collaborations planned and underway.

Watch it below online anytime, or watch it on Ithaca, NY cable channel 13 at the following times:

Thursday, June 22, 9:00 PM

Friday, 3:30 PM

Saturday, 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM

Sunday, 10:00 AM and 8:30 PM

Tuesday, 8:00 PM

Wednesday, June 28, 1:00 PM

Walk in the Park is an Ithaca, NY public access television series produced by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions, at PEGASYS Studio of Spectrum TV.

Big Trees!

Everybody loves trees, especially large trees. This time (Walk in the Park episode 154), we’ll look at some big trees in New York State, and consider the NY State Big Tree Register where all the champion trees are listed. Then we go to California to look at some really big trees, giant sequoias in the Mariposa Grove in Yosemite National Park. Watch it here online or on Ithaca cable TV at the following times:

9 PM Thursday, July 6, 2017

10 AM & 7:30 PM Saturday

10 AM & 7:30 Sunday

9:00 AM Monday

8 PM Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Walk in the Park is produced by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions, at PEGASYS Studios, public access television in Ithaca, NY.

Back into Fall

Walk in the Park episode 153. As autumn slips into winter, we take a look back at some of our fall foliage beauty in the Finger Lakes. Watch my 29-minute show here online anytime, or on Ithaca, NY area public access cable channel 13 at these times during 2017:

9 PM Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017

10 AM Saturday and 10 AM  Sunday

8 PM Tuesday, Oct. 17

We visit Buttermilk Falls State Park; Connecticut Hill Wildlife Management Area, the Martin Preserve of the Finger Lakes Land Trust; Canandaigua Lake, the Hi Tor Wildlife Management Area, Bare Hill, South Hill, and Vine Valley; the east shore of Cayuga Lake from Union Springs and Frontenac Island to Lansing and finally Ithaca. Then we switch to Corpus Christi Texas to explore two natural areas: the Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve and the South Texas Botanical Garden and Nature Center. See the photos of our encounter with a western diamondback rattlesnake!

Walk in the Park is produced for public access television at PEGASYS Studio of Time Warner Cable in Ithaca, NY by Tony Ingraham. Owl Gorge Productions

Park Minute 65: Autumn Over Canandaigua Lake

An aerial trip along the east side of Canandaigua Lake, featuring Conklin Gully in Hi Tor State Wildlife Management Area, Naples, NY; Great Hill, aka South Hill, with its Finger Lakes Land Trust preserve; Bare Hill and the Bare Hill State Unique Area; and Vine Valley. Aerial photography by Bill Hecht.

Park Minute 65. Park Minute is produced by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions in Ithaca, NY. See all of my Park Minutes .