Parks and Trails

Taughannock Falls State Park

A beautiful state park with a gorge trail and a 215-foot waterfall (one of the tallest east of the Rocky Mountains) that is only minutes away from the Halsey House.


Buttermilk Falls State Park

Another gorgeous park perfect for hiking, swimming, and camping.


Robert H. Treman State Park

This stunning 1,110-acre park features about 12 waterfalls and 9 miles of hiking trails. 


Black Diamond Trail

Contrary to what the name might suggest, this is a broad, (mostly) level, picturesque, multi-use trail that connects many of Ithaca’s trails and parks. The trailhead is only a 3-minute drive from the Halsey House.

Cayuga Waterfront Trail

This 8-mile long paved multi-use trail runs along Cayuga Lake’s southern shore and connects many popular lakeside destinations in downtown Ithaca, like Stewart Park, the Ithaca Farmers’ Market, the Ithaca Children’s Garden, Cass Park, and the Hangar Theater.