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Address: 159 Sapsucker Woods Rd, Ithaca, NY

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A great diversion!

Sapsucker Woods is run by Cornell Ornithological Labs and is full of wonderful trails for bird watching or just meandering through the woods. The park is very well maintained and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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West Hartford, CT, United States
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West Hartford, CT, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Sapsucker Woods is run by Cornell Ornithological Labs and is full of wonderful trails for bird watching or just meandering through the woods. The park is very well maintained and offers both long and short hikes depending on your energy level. The peace and serenity are a welcome oasis from running around town and a great diversion for those seeking... More 

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Philadelphia
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

went for the warblers that were strangely absent except for yellow rumps - but the guide was very informative, trails were really well marked and kept up, there were many habitats. We'll definitely be back!

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Utica, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We were there mid-afternoon in early Spring and walked the circle route. It was a nice walk with some pretty views but we only spotted 4 or 5 of the birds on their list of about 250 that have been sighted or nest in the sanctuary, and all were common backyard birds. Perhaps morning would be better.

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Dryden, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This not only a place to learn, but a place to experience wildlife in their natural habitat. You can listen to presentation, explore at your own pace and take as long as you like. nice picnic areas and trails.

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Brownville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Great place to visit. It is very welcoming and peaceful. I have watched the live bird feeders online and it was neat to see them in person.

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Alfred, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

If you are looking for a quiet place to visit and find wildlife, here is a great option to consider.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very interesting bird song laboratory. One can go into the room and pull up bird song from many different birds. There is also trails one can hike. However, would not go there when the mosquitos or black flies are out as the place is swampy.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Great scenery, and be sure to visit the Cornell Ornithology Lab's little store. Great finds for bird lovers.

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Islesboro, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Begin at the Ornithological Center and wander around the 5 miles or so of trails. Huge oaks and other mixed hardwoods provide a quiet and restful atmosphere.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Super bowl of bird watching! Don't miss it, walk the trails, checkout the telescopes, spend time in the sound room

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