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Sapsucker Woods

159 Sapsucker Woods Rd, Ithaca, NY
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Ranked #2 of 18 Attractions in Ithaca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Forests
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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77 reviews 77 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We love that you can see so many different birds right from the visitor center. They have a list of the birds recently sighted so you know what to look for. Great resource on birds. The pond you look out to is huge. We went for a walk around the pond and saw a great blue heron and green heron... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Sapsucker Woods and the legendary Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology are why we traveled to Ithaca on vacation and they did not disappoint. There are guided bird walks on weekends hosted by the Cayuga Bird Club whose guides are also docens of the lab. Sapsucker Woods, obviously laid out to attract a tremendous variety of bird life offer miles of trails.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Lovely place to hick and bird watch. Amazing that this location is just off of RT 13. Great hike for a sunny hot day as the tails are shaded in the woods. May need some bug spray though.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

There a couple of walking trails that are really special for nature lovers. The walk around the Pond was fantastic. Great Blue Herons, Green Herons, Cedar Waxwings, Mallards, Wood Ducks, Black Ducks, Red-tailed Hawks, and many less "charismatic" birds to be seen along with muskrats, bull frogs, etc.

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Malta, New York
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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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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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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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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
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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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