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Sapsucker Woods

159 Sapsucker Woods Rd, Ithaca, NY
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Ranked #3 of 18 attractions in Ithaca
Type: Forests
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English first
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Ithaca, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Sapsucker woods is a wonderful place to walk, on shaded paths in the summer and on somewhat raised paths when it is wet in fall and winter. The weekend guided hikes are informative and well-attended and yes, they will lend you binoculars if you need them.

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Ithaca, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Such a wonderful place to go in the spring and the beautiful fall. The sound center, the library, and the small art collection should not be missed. Staff is very friendly and provides everything you need to truly leave with more knowledge and a deeper understanding of your experience.

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Boulder, Colorado
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Well worth a morning guiding birding walk, and setting aside time to hang out in the woods with some good binoculars. They have loaners (good ones!) at the Center. The work the lab does is wonderful (and important) as well. My husband and two sons (early 20's, one attending Cornell grad school) joined me on the trip...all loved it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

(birds world) ,,, u can see them clearly from observation tour as u can see them life ,, and there is an amazing room to hear their voices called sound studio ,,, a library ,, and a theater and art gallery ,,,and a great area to walk ,,, just like a forest inside the lake ,,,,, amazing place ,,, encourage... More

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Mt Laurel, New Jersey
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64 reviews 64 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Sapsucker Woods and Cornell Lab of Ornithology The viewing area in the Lab is lovely with tall windows, speakers to hear the outside birds, scopes for viewing and seating to watch the birds comfortably. There is also a store, sound lab, library and interactive displays. The trails in the woods and wetlands are beautifully maintained, full of birds and extremely... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Lovely viewing area with a variety of birds to appreciate and learn about. Interesting mission to understand bird life and the natural environment.

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Linden, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Found this place by accident while on vacation several years ago. It is so peaceful I could stay there for days! Even if you can't walk the grounds, stay inside and sit comfortably and watch the wildlife. Not to be missed!

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