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Sapsucker Woods

Address: 159 Sapsucker Woods Rd, Ithaca, NY
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Ranked #2 of 18 Attractions in Ithaca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Forests, Outdoors
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New Jersey
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86 reviews 86 reviews
28 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Located across from the airport is Cornell University's Ornithology Ctr. Very nice visitor center and miles of walks around lakes and ponds, through the woods, lots of birds, both migratory and local. Borrow a pair of binocs from the visitor center for your walk. Very peaceful - lots a of places to stop, sit and enjoy nature.

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Rochester, NY
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22 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We arrived at the Cornell Ornithology lab on 10/1/14 on our NY Finger Lakes Fall foliage trip. Be sure to take in the lab as well as the trails.The lab has movies in a 15 seat setting you can choose from a touchscreen, Most run 5 to 8 minutes with about 40 selections. A sound lab with a few chairs... More 

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Philadelphia
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172 reviews 172 reviews
28 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We stopped by with our friends to introduce them to this Cornell gem. Managed to enjoy a couple of their very excellent and educational videos.

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White Plains, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

These are the woods surrounding the Cornell Ornithology Lab. Be sure to take in the lab as well as the trails.The lab will lend you binoculars if you want them. The trails are easy, and the birding makes it fabulous. Someone pointed out a green heron which I had never seen before and it was a highlight of the walk.If... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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354 helpful votes 354 helpful votes
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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