hike #53

Two Ithaca City Lakefront Urban Hikes

Hike # 53-1: Allan H Treman State Marine Park and Cass Park

Meet: Main parking lot of Allan H Treman State Marine Park, near pier 6

Parking lot – Google Maps

Hike Route Description:

Allan Treman State Marine Park map here:

Allan H. Treman State Park Trail Map (ny.gov)

This is a nice flat hike that initially follows the paved or graveled trails around the North point of Treman Marina.

Once the group exits the Treman marina trails we jump onto the Cayuga Waterfront Trail system that leads us through Cass Park near the ice rink.

Map here:


Following the Cayuga Inlet until reaching the Children’s Garden inside Cass Park, the group enters the Southern end of the Black Diamond Trail until its time to turn around and return to our cars.

Hike # 52-2: Stewart Park, Renwick Wildwood Paths, Lighthouse Point and Ithaca Farmers Market

This hike is a nice urban hike during warmer months when there’s no cold winds blowing across the lake.

Meet near the Cascadilla Boat House in Stewart Park:

Cascadilla Boat Club Ltd – Google Maps

This level, urban hike follows several area hiking paths on an out-and-back route. Starting in Stewart Park the hike circles the old swan viewing pond before crossing the first suspension bridge and entering the Renwick Wildwood Paths. After completing the trail circuit within the Wildwood Paths the hike route continues over the second suspension bridge and onto Lighthouse Point. From there the hike route follows the Cayuga Waterfront Trail ( see map above ) to the Ithaca Farmers Market.