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.
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
The recent big winter weather swings were dramatically reflected in Ithaca’s biggest waterfall, Ithaca Falls in Fall Creek. Join Walk in the Park host Tony Ingraham on three short walks into the falls to see the armor of ice on the waterfall before the big thaw, the subsequent bursting flood as temperatures rose to 60 degrees, and the rime of ice on trees and cliffs when arctic air returned.
You can watch this episode of Walk in the Park (185) online on this page, or on Ithaca, NY cable channel 13 according to the following schedule:
Thursday, 9:00 PM, January 18, 2018
Friday, 8:30 PM
Saturday, 10:00 AM & 7:30 PM
Sunday, 10:00 AM & 1:30 PM
Tuesday, 11:30 AM & 8:00 PM
Wednesday, 7:00 PM, January 24, 2018
Walk in the Park is a weekly Ithaca, NY public access television series on cable channel 13, produced by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions, at PEGASYS Studio of Spectrum TV in Ithaca. If you live in the Ithaca area, you too can become an independent public access TV producer. Find out more at the PEGASYS website.
Have you seen Tony’s award-winning book, “A Walk through Watkins Glen: Water’s Sculpture in Stone“?
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.
In this episode of Walk in the Park (179), we focus on the early touch of winter on Robert H. Treman State Park near Ithaca, NY. We explore the upper gorge and Lucifer Falls, some improvements on the Gorge Trail in the lower park, and compare the Lower Falls now with what it was like during summer.
Watch episode 179 right here online anytime (below), and on Ithaca, NY cable channel 13 at these times:
Thursday, 12:00 PM and 9:00 PM, Nov. 16, 2017
Friday, 6:00 PM
Saturday, 10:00 AM and 7:30 PM
Sunday, 10:00 AM and 11:30 PM
Monday, 8:30 PM
Tuesday, 8:00 PM, Nov. 21, 2017
We also look at how the park, with the help of the Friends of Robert H. Treman State Park, is refreshing the look of the Old Mill in the upper park. In addition, we look at the nip of frost on Taughannock Falls, geese at dawn on Cayuga Lake, high water at Ithaca Falls and Buttermilk Falls, views from Forest Fall in Fall Creek Gorge now and in the 19th century, and a 19th century view of the Flume in the gorge in upper Robert H. Treman State Park.
Walk in the Park is produced by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions, and is a weekly public access television series produced at PEGASYS Studio, Ithaca, NY. We invite you to see and like our Facebook page!
On a frosty November dawn, Canada geese swim along South Point at Taughannock Falls State Park, In Cayuga Lake. The temperature dipped well below freezing in the Finger Lakes on the morning of Nov. 11, 2017. (The bright yellow band on the far side of the lake is mist illuminated by the sunrise.) Taughannock Falls State Park is near Trumansburg, NY and Ithaca, NY in central New York’s Finger Lakes region.
Walk in the Park episode 159. Winter ice chokes our gorges and makes them unsafe to walk in. But we can still get to some great viewing spots. One example is upper Robert H. Treman State Park, where we take a winter peek. In this episode, we also re-visit the effort to save our hemlock trees from the invasive pest, the hemlock woolly adelgid; we learn about how plant roots are able to figure out which way is down; and we consider what role the Ice Age had in shaping our landscape as demonstrated at Watkins Glen State Park.
You can watch this episode online (below) or on Ithaca, NY cable channel 13 at the following times:
Thursday, February 9, 9:00 PM
Friday, 3:30 PM
Saturday, 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM
Sunday, 10:00 AM and 8:30 PM
Tuesday, February 14, 12:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Walk in the Park is produced by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions, in PEGASYS public access television studio in Ithaca, NY for cablecast on Ithaca’s cable channel 13 every week. Find out more about Ithaca public access TV.
Walk in the Park encore episode 100, from March 2015, now playing.
Two years ago, we had the coldest February on record in the Finger Lakes region and most of the lakes froze over. The larger lakes, Cayuga and Seneca, rarely freeze over due to their relatively high volume and depth. In 2015, Cayuga Lake froze over almost completely, for the first time since 1979. Here’s the story! You can watch it online here and on Ithaca, NY public access TV channel 13, on the following schedule:
Thursday, February 2, 9:00 PM
Friday, February 3, 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 4, 10:00 AM and 8:30 PM
Sunday, February 5, 10:00 AM
Monday, February 6, 6:00 PM
Tuesday, February 7, 11:30 AM and 8:00 PM
215-feet-high Taughannock Falls is one of the scenic gems of New York’s Finger Lakes region. In this episode (132) of Walk in the Park, we see how Taughannock Falls changes during a day, during a season, during drought and high water, during history, and even during geologic time.
You can watch this episode here online (immediately below) or on Ithaca area Time Warner Cable channel 13 (and 97.1) at the following times:
9:00 pm, Thursday, April 7
10:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 9 and 10
8:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 12
Or right here anytime, anywhere!
Walk in the Park is a half-hour public access TV series in Ithaca, NY.
Walk in the Park is produced by Tony Ingraham of Owl Gorge Productions at PEGASYS Studios, Ithaca, NY.
See our national-award-winning book about Watkins Glen State Park.
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.