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Sapsucker Woods

159 Sapsucker Woods Rd, Ithaca, NY
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Ranked #5 of 18 attractions in Ithaca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Forests
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Morristown, New Jersey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I spent several days at Sapsucker woods taking classes and birding with the staff and educators of Cornell University. The building is an architectural dream allowing even the most novice birder a chance to feel success and capture glimpses of resident and migratory birds. The indoor glass exposure that faces outward provides handicap birders a chance to view and hear... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Sapsucker has really nice trails. It is close to the airport and is a great afternoon activity to do with kids. It is about 10 minutes from Triphammer Mall and about 20 minutes from Cornell.

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Syracuse, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We visited with adult children & grandchildren; there was something for everyone! Beautiful grounds & facilities. The staff was friendly & helpful. The property is very well maintained. I'd love to return & spend the day with the birds & my camera.

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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We didn't have the arm-length telephoto lens on our camera like some of the ornithologists we saw walking the trails at Cornell University's Sapsucker Woods. But my wife and I were transformed from casual watchers to serious birders during our visit in early June. The Lab of Ornithology just north of Cornell University offers a wonderful insight into the complex... More

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Trumansburg, New York, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

What a beautiful place to visit and a wonderful habitat for many animals especially the birds that we were lucky enough to see.

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lake district
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Only a few minutes drive to a beautiful relaxing sanctuary to get away from the hustle and bustle. Pleasant trails meander round the tarn with another smaller wooded area across the road. Lots of woodpeckers seen!

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

This is area has great trails that work their way around the Sapsucker Woods Pond and beyond. It is an easy walk but was a bit wet in some areas while we were there. There are some great vantage points to take pictures or use your binoculars around the pond. I was lucky enough to be visiting the pond when... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We stopped for a short visit after years of driving by the sign.. The trails are easy to walk and well marked. There are several smaller ponds and one large pond. We say a beaver and a pileated woodpecker while walking. There is much more than trails - a visitors center and guided tours. We will be back to enjoy... More

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Oneonta, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This was a great place to visit. We only had a very short time to visit, not enough time to do this place justice. I want to come back in the spring when the ice has melted. This is a jewel in Ithaca and I would strongly urge people to visit, walk the trails, and learn about birding.

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Ithaca, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This is a quiet and beautiful spot for observing nature in many forms. The visitor center is very nice and the paths are well maintained. If you need to get away for a moment this is the perfect place, very close to downtown Ithaca.

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