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.

Bear Trail Winter

This week, we begin with a peek at high water in the gorge of Buttermilk Glen in Buttermilk Falls State Park. Then we go for a hike in the snow on the “Bear Trail” in the upper park. Finally, we look through 19th century eyes at Taughannock Falls. See it all online below, or on Ithaca, NY cable channel 13 at the following times:

Thursday, 9:00 PM, January 25, 2018

Friday, 3:30 PM & 8:30 PM

Saturday, 10:00 AM & 8:30 PM

Sunday, 10:00 AM & 7:00 PM

Tuesday, 11:30 AM & 8:00 PM

Wednesday, 9:00 AM, January 30, 2018

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

Watkins Glen Resident Artist, Capt. James Hope, Part 2

In this encore episode (#131) of Walk in the Park, we complete our story of Capt. James Hope and his art gallery on the rim of the gorge called Watkins Glen from 1872 to 1892. You also can watch Part 1 of this story.

Watch it online below anytime or on Ithaca cable channel 13 according to the following schedule:

9:00 PM, Thursday, December 28, 2017

8:30 PM, Friday, December 29

10:00 AM & 7:30 PM, Saturday, December 30

10:00 AM & 7:00 PM, Sunday, December 31

8:30 PM, Monday, January 1, 2018

11:30 AM, 8:00 PM, & 11:30 PM, Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Walk in the Park is cablecast on Ithaca, NY public access television, PEGASYS, on Spectrum channel 13. Walk in the Park is produced by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions. Learn more about the natural and cultural history of Watkins Glen State Park in Tony’s national-award-winning book, A Walk Through Watkins Glen: Water’s Sculpture in Stone.

Watkins Glen Resident Artist, Capt. James Hope, Part 1

From 1872 until his death in 1892, landscape artist Capt. James Hope had an art gallery next to the gorge of Watkins Glen. A lesser known figure of the Hudson River School of landscape painters, Hope captured the beauty of the glen on his canvases and realized his life’s dream of supporting himself and his family with his landscape art. Tony Ingraham tells the first half of this story in this encore episode of Walk in the Park (#130). Next episode (131) will complete the tale. Tony originally gave this illustrated presentation in February 2016 to an audience at the Rockwell Museum in Corning, NY.

You can watch this episode on Ithaca, NY public access television channel 13 according to the schedule below. Or you can watch it online anywhere, anytime right here!

Thursday, 12:00 PM & 9:00 PM, December 21, 2017

Friday, 8:30 PM

Saturday, 10:00 AM & 7:30 PM

Sunday, 10:00 AM

Monday, 6:00 PM

Tuesday, 11:30 AM & 8:00 PM

Wednesday, 3:00 PM, December 27, 2017

Walk in the Park is produced by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions, as a weekly public access television series at PEGASYS Studio, Ithaca, NY. All rights reserved. Learn more about Watkins Glen State Park in Tony’s national-award-winning book, A Walk Through Watkins Glen: Water’s Sculpture in Stone.

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.

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.

Smith Woods: Old Growth Woodland in T-burg

Join two authors of a new book about Trumansburg, NY’s Smith Woods, along with a local historian, on an interpretive tour through this unusual old growth forest and its history and ecology, in this episode 176 of Walk in the Park. Watch it right here anytime!

 

Trumansburg and Smith Woods are near Taughannock Falls State Park and are about ten miles from Ithaca, NY near the west shore of Cayuga Lake in New York’s Finger Lakes region. Old growth forests of this size are very rare outside of the Adirondacks. This woodland has been extensively studied for decades by scientists from Cornell University. Smith Woods is owned and managed by Cayuga Nature Center and the Paleontological Research Institution in Ithaca, and is open to the public. It is used for education and research. Smith Woods is directly across the road from the Trumansburg Fairgrounds. The guided tour through Smith Woods featured in this episode of Walk in the Park was presented by the History Center in Tompkins County. Marvin Pritts and Kurt Jordan of Cornell and S.K. List, historian for the Village of Trumansburg, led the tour. It was videotaped by Tony Ingraham, who is the producer of Walk in the Park, a weekly public access television series in Ithaca, NY, recorded at PEGASYS Studio.

This episide of Walk in the Park ran on Ithaca area cable channel 13 from October 26 through November 1, 2017.

Minnehaha Falls

Minnehaha Falls is in Minneapolis, right? Yes, but Watkins Glen State Park has its own Minnehaha Falls, and it’s one of the most distinctive little waterfalls in the glen. See its story here in this episode (#175) of Walk in the Park, recorded at PEGASYS Studio.

You can watch this episode of Walk in the Park right here, and on Ithaca, NY public access TV channel 13 at the following times and on the following dates.

Thursday, 9:00 PM, Sept. 7, 2017

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, 3:30 PM, September 13

Walk in the Park is a public access TV series in Ithaca, NY produced by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions. See my national award winning book about Watkins Glen State Park, “A Walk Through Watkins Glen: Water’s Sculpture in Stone.”

Boat Tour on Cayuga Lake

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!

The MV Haendel takes one of its popular sunset cruises on Cayuga Lake.

Falls and a Fort in Niagara, Ontario

Most of us experience the Niagara Falls area from the American side. In this episode (165) of Walk in the Park we spend some time on the Canadian side, visiting the stupendous waterfall, but also we take a trip into War of 1812 history at Old Fort Erie. The Niagara Peninsula was one of the most important, and bloodiest, regions where this tragic war was fought. Both sites are managed by the Niagara Parks Commission.
We begin this episode with a short video featuring “After the Rain,” a musical composition by my late friend and Ithaca musician, Duke Kooistra.
Finally, I have a short segment called “Park News” where I review some things going on this week in state parks around the Finger Lakes.

You can watch this episode of Walk in the Park right here anytime, or on Ithaca, NY cable channel 13 at the following times (check back later for additional times to be added):

Thursday, May 4, 2017, 9:00 PM

Friday, 11:30 AM and 6:30 PM

Saturday, 10:00 AM

Sunday, 10:00 AM and 8:30 PM

Monday, 6:00 PM

Tuesday, 11:30 AM and 8:00 PM

Wednesday, May 10, 7;30 PM

The trip to Niagara was to attend the annual conference of the Great Lakes Region of the National Association for Interpretation (NAI), a professional organization for those who interpret our natural and cultural heritage in parks, historic sites, museums, zoos, nature centers, botanical gardens, aquaria, and other sites.

Walk in the Park is a public access TV series produced and cablecast for channel 13 in Ithaca, NY by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions.