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Sapsucker Woods

159 Sapsucker Woods Rd, Ithaca, NY
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Ranked #4 of 18 Attractions in Ithaca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Forests
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Malta, New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Sapsucker Woods is a great network of short trails that are good for any age, as they are relatively flat. There are benches every so often and the birds are plentiful. There are a few boardwalks, which are really nice. The maps are easy to understand, although trail names are not marked on the trails themselves. You can access the... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I came here to see why this is such a famous area for bird lovers ( of which I confess I am not). It was just beautifully laid out with many trails and areas to see birds from. There are benches strategically placed to just sit and meditate and view. Inside the lab entrance/lobby there is a white board with... More

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78 reviews 78 reviews
49 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I have taken several classes on line and through the mail with the Cornell Ornithology Lab, and I was very excited to visit Sapsucker woods. The Lab is open to the public on the first floor, with several exhibits that are engaging for bird watchers. There is a huge window that looks out on the pond and feeders with several... More

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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

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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17 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

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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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
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
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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