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Christine & Steve
Brindle Photography

October 10, 2011

Ithaca is Gorges

Steve decided to plan a weekend trip to Ithaca, New York, so that we could hike, take pictures and play in nature during, what we refer to as, “prime-time foliage”...most commonly referred to as fall. It’s our most favorite time of the year! We rented the dog-friendly Hillview Holiday House, a two bedroom guest house owned by the Inn on Columbia for the weekend, and our newly married friends, Matt & Sam, came along for the adventure. This was our first trip to Ithaca and the Finger Lakes area. We definitely plan to return in the future… there was just not enough time in one weekend to see everything.

10/7/2011 - 10/9/2011
Location: Ithaca, New York
Lodging: Hillview Holiday House (an Inn on Columbia guest house)
Travelers: Steve, Christine, Matt, Sam, Rocky & Nemo


Ithaca is a small, quaint town with plenty to see and do both indoors and outdoors. There is an abundance of wineries and breweries throughout the area, as well as an array of restaurants to satisfy any palate and budget. Ithaca is nearby many state parks & forests of all varieties. The opportunities for a photographer are endless, especially during fall.

After a long work week, we decided to lay low Friday night and enjoy each other’s company. We spent all day Saturday hiking first in Six Mile Creek Gorge, and then in Robert Treman State Park visiting both Lucifer & Lower Falls. We headed downtown Saturday evening for dinner and drinks. The Bandwagon Brewpub, where we had dinner, was a small bar and restaurant with local brews and cuisine. We left Sunday morning, headed back to Pennsylvania and spent the afternoon hiking Sand Run Falls in Tioga State Forest.

Our mini-vacation was fun and definitely needed. Playing in nature and seeing the beautiful fall foliage in Ithaca renewed our spirits and was a great start to the season.

Enjoy and be inspired by nature!

-Christine
Lucifer Falls in Robert Treman State Park.


Lucifer Falls is a 115 foot cascade.


Exploring the trails in Robert Treman State Park.

There are several small waterfalls and stone formations to see during a hike in Robert Treman State Park.

Sand Run Falls in Tioga State Forest.

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