Salt Point

“Salt Point” is this week’s new episode (#119) of Walk in the Park, premiering 9:00 tonight (10/29/15) on Ithaca’s cable channel 13 (and 97.1; also viewable online anytime below). Our cablecast of this episode will repeat on Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. and on Tuesday at 8 p.m. Or you can watch it online right now or anytime right here.

Salt Point Natural Area is the lesser known and wilder northern bank of the mouth of Salmon Creek. The south bank is Myers Point, a popular park along the east shore of Cayuga Lake. But over 50 years ago, an intense salt production factory occupied Salt Point. Lansing Town Historian Louise Bement shows us the history of the International Salt Company there in a presentation recorded Oct. 22 at the Lansing Community Center. Salt Point is now a quiet, natural place for low-impact enjoyment of nature and the lakeshore.

Walk in the Park is produced by Tony Ingraham of Owl Gorge Productions  at PEGASYS public access TV studios operated by Time Warner Cable in Ithaca, NY. You can see all episodes of Walk in the Park on this video blog. And take a look at our award-winning book, A Walk through Watkins Glen–Water’s Sculpture in Stone.


Gorge Beauty, Gorge Safety

Joints, pothole by Pinnacle Rock in the gorge at Buttermilk Falls State Park in Ithaca, NY

A unique rock and water formation in the gorge below Pinnacle Rock in Buttermilk Falls State Park.

Episode 16 of my Walk in the Park TV show on Ithaca’s public access cable channel 13 begins showing tonight, Thursday August 16, at 9:00 p.m. It will air again at 10:30 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, and finally on Tuesday, August 21 at 8:00 p.m. And you can see it ONLINE here!

This episode includes beautiful pictures of forest reflections in gorge pools in Buttermilk Falls State Park, views of low water at Taughannock Falls, a family cliff jumping into a gorge pothole, and a powerful Cornell video explaining the dangers of swimming in our gorges, including a lab demo of dangerous stream hydraulics, and a first hand account from a student who could not save his friend from drowning while they swam in a gorge. You can watch the Cornell video separately here, if you wish. Everyone who lives in Ithaca, goes to college here, or visits during the summer should see this short video. Please share it widely.

Another segment covers the Lansing Harbor Festival, which also was posted as a separate video in a previous post on this blog.


Lansing Harbor Festival

The lighthouse at Myers Pt. in Lansing NY during the Lansing Harbor Festival

This lighthouse on Myers Point is a landmark along Cayuga's east shore in Lansing.

Join Walk in the Park host Tony Ingraham at the Lansing Harbor Festival on August 11, 2012 at Myers Point on the east shore of Cayuga Lake, a few miles north of Ithaca, NY. Music, games, crafts, educational booths, food, and the Cayuga Lake Floating Classroom. And watch kite surfers harnessing the wind on this sunny summer day with their colorful parachute-like kites to surf the lake surface! This short video lasts 9 minutes, 43 seconds.