Hiking at Robert H. Treman State Park: Enjoy the Views

Connie McKinneyStarred Page By Connie McKinney, 30th Sep 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3mdcp04u/
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Watch waterfalls thunder down the gorges at Robert H. Treman State Park in Ithaca, New York. Let's look at why hikers love this park.

An Overview of Robert H. Treman State Park


Hikers wander through winding trails and admire stone gorges, watch the water tumble down rocks, and hear the rumble of waterfalls. That's why thousands of people visit Robert H. Treman State Park in Ithaca, New York annually.
They can camp in a shady spot, swim under a waterfall and visit nine miles of trails.
You can eat a picnic lunch here and listen to the distant roar of waterfalls. You can bring your dog along on a picnic or hike as long as he's on a leash.
Here's a quick overview of the park's attractions:

Who Was Robert H. Treman?


Robert H. Treman was a wealthy banker and longtime trustee of nearby Cornell University. His family owned the land around the Treman Park as well as land around Buttermilk Creek. He enjoyed hiking the land in present day Treman Park and bringing visitors there to see Enfield Glen. He and his wife, Laura, bought more land around the park and donated it to the state of New York to establish a state park, according to Friends of Robert H. Treman State Park.
They also donated the land for another nearby state park, Buttermilk Falls, located just down the road from Treman Park. Here is my review on Buttermilk Falls
The park was named after Treman in 1938, the year after his death. Today, thousands of people enjoy the park's beauty each year thanks to Treman's generosity.

A Dozen Waterfalls to Admire


Hikers can see a dozen waterfalls while visiting the park. The water rushes and tumbles over rocks. They can hear the waterfalls roaring in the distance while walking the trails.
During the summer, swimmers can dive under a waterfall. Springs feed the swimming area, which is cold and clear. The bottom is rocky so be careful.

Lucifer Falls: The Main Attraction


The highlight of hiking here is Lucifer Falls, which stand 115 foot high. The falls roar down the rocks, making a thunderous noise. You may get sprayed with drops of water.
Hikers can usually follow the Upper Gorge Trail which winds its way close to the falls. However, this trail recently closed due to flooding damage. Repairs are underway at the trail but it's not clear yet when this trail will reopen.

Hiking the Stairs and Bridges


Another highlight of hiking here is the stone steps and bridges. Some steps are steep and give you nature's version of the Stair Master workout. Be sure to hold onto the railings.
Stop and admire the view from the bridges. You can watch the water tumble down the glen and see the sunlight sparkling on the creek. There are some great photo opportunities here. Just don't forget your camera.

For more information, please visit the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historical Preservation
Here is one I did about hiking at Watkins Glen
Here is one on how to hike:
Here is one on the benefits of hiking:

Attribution


This article used some information from the Friends of Robert H. Treman State Park
The video came from You Tube.
I took the pictures myself.

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
30th Sep 2013 (#)

Wow the pictures!

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
30th Sep 2013 (#)

You rock Connie with your articles realted to nature and its enjoyment! Very nice sites to explore and enjoy! Thank you for sharing each one of them! BTW no rattlers right?

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
30th Sep 2013 (#)

Very beautiful and impressive Connie .
Well deserved star
Bless you
Stella ><

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author avatar Delicia Powers
30th Sep 2013 (#)

Lovely...just lovely, Connie thank you!

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author avatar Connie McKinney
30th Sep 2013 (#)

Thanks, Phyl. Such a pretty spot.

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author avatar Connie McKinney
30th Sep 2013 (#)

Thanks, Fern. No, there are no rattlesnakes in this part of the state. Thank goodness!

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author avatar Connie McKinney
30th Sep 2013 (#)

Thanks so much, Stella. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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author avatar Connie McKinney
30th Sep 2013 (#)

Thanks, Delicia. New York is a lovely state. Your state is gorgeous, too.

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author avatar iwriter_sourav
30th Sep 2013 (#)

Nice thing to read about

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
30th Sep 2013 (#)

I feel close to nature while reading about such beautiful places. Great video and pictures too. Thanks Connie for an uplifting share - siva

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author avatar Connie McKinney
30th Sep 2013 (#)

Thank you, iwriter. Glad you enjoyed it.

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author avatar Connie McKinney
30th Sep 2013 (#)

Thanks, Siva. So glad I can share the beautiful outdoors with people.

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author avatar Mike Robbers
30th Sep 2013 (#)

Wonderful park and spectacular pictures, Connie!

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author avatar Connie McKinney
30th Sep 2013 (#)

Thanks, Mike. Glad I could share the beauty with everybody.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
1st Oct 2013 (#)

how wonderful this page is Connie...thank you

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author avatar Connie McKinney
1st Oct 2013 (#)

Thanks, Carolina. It is a gorgeous place.

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author avatar Johnny Knox
1st Oct 2013 (#)

Beautiful post and images!

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author avatar Connie McKinney
1st Oct 2013 (#)

Thanks,Johnny. I love going to this park. It's so beautiful.

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