Koziar’s Christmas Village In Bernville Pennsylvania

The Koziar’s Christmas Village, in Berks County Pennsylvania, has one of the most elaborate and unique light displays in the area. You can find this location at 782 Christmas Village Road, Bernville, PA 19506, and it is about an hour and a half drive from Philadelphia. As you are approaching this unique place, it appears as if dazzling gingerbread houses erupt out from the land, and the sight is truly breathtaking. The area actually has more then a million lights throughout all of the displays!

Koziar's Christmas Village

In 2022, their current hours are listed as Mondays through Thursdays 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. On the weekends they are open Fridays 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Sundays 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Their standard pricing for tickets are ages 3 and under are free, ages 4 to 10 are $10, ages 11 to 64 are $12, and seniors who are 65 and over are $11. Their prime nights pricing for tickets are an additional $5, and these include weekends (Fridays through Sundays) and also the Christmas week which is December 20th through the 26th. Their opening weekend began Saturday, November 5th, and are open all nights from Thanksgiving until the end of the season January 1st.

You do pay upon your arrival to the village, and when you arrive you see two lines for cash or credit. I will leave a link to their website at the bottom of this post as well. There is a quite large parking area, and it is free which is so nice, and wonderful if you are traveling here.

For several years, prior to our visit to this Christmas Village, we have only heard great things about it from our friends and family. At the kick off to every holiday season, one of our personal traditions after Thanksgiving is to enjoy a festive travel trip somewhere local to really embrace the season, and we knew that this would be the perfect place to go!

Koziar's Christmas Village
Koziar’s Christmas Village

To give you a little history of this establishment, in the early years, prior to being a holiday destination, it was the Koziar’s Spring Lake Dairy Farm. The holiday decorating and village was originally a hobby for William M. Koziar. It all started back in 1948, when he started to decorate his property for the enjoyment of his four children, and wife Grace. Christmas is a very major time of year for the Koziar family, and they truly love and embrace all of the unique traditions, stories, and carols from all the parts of the world.

Koziar's Christmas Village
Koziar’s Christmas Village

Originally, for the locals in the area that would come to enjoy the beautiful light displays, and it would be known as the “Christmas House.” After the crowds grew to be more expansive, they renamed the region the “Christmas Village.” I was amazed to learn that the roof of their barn displays large handcrafted metal decorations that were created by welders in the area. Through the years, the family has added lights to the barn, sheds, fences, trees, and even onto their gorgeous lake in front of their family home. You can really see how much this holiday has meant to them as you walk through their intricate displays.

Koziar's Christmas Village
Koziar’s Christmas Village
Koziar's Christmas Village
Koziar’s Christmas Village
Koziar's Christmas Village
Koziar’s Christmas Village

On the weekend when we visited the Koziar’s Christmas Village, it was a little chilly, and it does tend to get this way in Pennsylvania during the late autumn and early winter season. If you are traveling here, I would highly recommend wearing warmer outwear because late November to December is typically when we see our first snow fall of the year. There is the occasional warm day, but it tends to be a little more brisk in the Northeast region of the United States. We love it though, and the colder weather reminds us that the holiday season is here, and it is very refreshing!

Koziar's Christmas Village
Koziar’s Christmas Village
Koziar's Christmas Village
Koziar’s Christmas Village

As we meandered on the path in the village, we viewed the one of the largest train displays that I have personally ever seen. It had these really sweet small city buildings in it with the gorgeous barn in the background. I think everyone walking by the trains were enthralled and captivated by it. It was truly a fantastic view to behold.

Koziar's Christmas Village
Koziar’s Christmas Village

As you walk through the display, you will also find many of the classic Christmas tales with spectacular decorations. Even their house looks like it is right out of a fairy tale. With every corner you turn, you will be continued to be amazed. You can even feel the merriment of the crowd walking through with their collective voices saying “wow” and “beautiful” as they make their way through the village.

Koziar's Christmas Village
Koziar’s Christmas Village
Koziar's Christmas Village
Koziar’s Christmas Village
Koziar's Christmas Village
Koziar’s Christmas Village
Koziar's Christmas Village
Koziar’s Christmas Village

Another favorite of mine were these miniature displays in windows that were extremely detailed. There were scenes of Santa Claus, famous movies, holiday trains, and so much more.

Koziar's Christmas Village
Koziar’s Christmas Village
Koziar's Christmas Village
Koziar’s Christmas Village
Koziar's Christmas Village
Koziar’s Christmas Village

They also do have these sweet little shops where you can purchase gifts or delightfully decorated ornaments for the holidays. Also included are several indoor displays, in addition to the snack shops and restrooms too. It took us about an hour and half to walk through the village to give you an idea of how long you might be here when you visit.

Koziar's Christmas Village
Koziar’s Christmas Village

I highly recommend checking out the Koziar’s Christmas Village, and I think you will definitely be feeling the holiday spirit after going here! This is a wonderful spot for everyone of all ages, and it truly is a magical place. Let me know in the comments if you have ever traveled here before, and what you thought of it as well. I hope that you are having a wonderful day, and remember to click the like and subscribe button!

Koziar's Christmas Village
Koziar’s Christmas Village
Koziar's Christmas Village
Koziar’s Christmas Village
Koziar's Christmas Village
Koziar’s Christmas Village

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Tinseltown Holiday Spectacular In Oaks Pennsylvania

One of the most decked out walk through displays that you can check out in the Philadelphia area is the Tinseltown Holiday Spectacular. (The address for this location is at the Perkiomen Mill Loop, Oaks, PA 19460 . It is about a 45 minute drive from Philly.) You can find it at the Fairgrounds of The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, and is an outdoor experience.

This year, in 2022, the event will be taking place from November 25th to December 31st and ticket prices are around $14.99 per person, but can vary a bit depending on the time of day and when you are going. Also, as a side note, parking for this event is currently free, and when you arrive, there are parking attendants to navigate you to an open spot. There are also restrooms available. They do offer group rates for parties of 10 or more, and I will link their website at the bottom of this post if you are interested in purchasing tickets for this event.

Tinseltown

In my humble opinion, one of the best times of the year in Pennsylvania is the holiday season. I will say that the Philadelphia area does go all out with it, and we love checking out the different light displays, and various Christmas villages too. Personally the holidays are pretty busy for us, but on a whim last year, we had a free night, so we decided to check out Tinseltown.

The Author And Her Husband At Tinseltown

As we walked into the event, we were amazed at the sheer amount of dazzling lights. It felt like the area was a dense cake filled with shimmer, and it definitely put my husband and I into a holiday spirit immediately! Previously, I have seen light displays where the decorations are spaced far apart, and that makes you walk or drive a decent distance between them. The nice feature about Tinseltown is that everything is pretty close together.

Tinseltown

We especially loved how many of the lights were Philly themed with an emphasis on our local sports teams. On that note, if you are a fan of the Philadelphia hockey team the Flyers, our team mascot Gritty will be at Tinseltown for holiday photos if you are interested. (We absolutely love Gritty, and we think he is the absolute best, and such an awesome character for Philly!) You will need a special ticket to see Gritty, which is in their Front Gate Package, and he will be there this year Wednesday, November 30th, Thursday, December 8th, Thursday, December 15th, and Thursday, December 22nd.

Tinseltown
Tinseltown
Tinseltown
Tinseltown

If you are interested in ordering food while you are at this event, they do have a Tinsel Lodge which has a variety of items including their famous “Scrooge Philly Cheesesteak” and delicious warm beverages such as warm cider and hot chocolate. Mrs. Claus also has a reading room where she tells of holiday tales to children, and every Friday professional choirs will be on location to entertain with a variety of holiday songs. If you enjoy ice skating, there is a rink here as well! There are also two lane ice slides that are 160 feet in length (about 49 meters.) If you are searching for the perfect holiday gift for friends and family, you will want to check out the Mistletoe Marketplace which features local artisans and businesses.

Tinseltown

If you are visiting or live in the Philadelphia area, I highly recommend checking out Tinseltown in Oaks, Pennsylvania. It is a great location for so many holiday themed activities, and you could enjoy the area for several hours at least. This is a wonderful spot for people of every age, and it will definitely put you in the holiday spirit! Let me know in the comments if you have ever visited Tinseltown and what you thought of it. I hope that you are having a wonderful day, and remember to click the like and subscribe button!

Tinseltown

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Bethlehem Christmas Market

Christkindlemarkt in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania is one of the best Christmas markets in the Philadelphia area. It is about an hour and a half from the city, and the address is located at 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015. This spectacular event is taking place on the weekends starting from November 18th and ending December 18th this year in 2022. There is a very large parking lot connected to the village which is great for traveling to this spot. The cost of tickets currently is $12 each with children 5 and under are free, and it is possible to purchase these ahead of time on their website which I have linked at the bottom of this post. There are restrooms on this site if you need to use them. 

Every year, we always eagerly await the holidays. The changing of the seasons always invigorates me, and I know winter is close once the first days of December arrive. There is something magical about the change to crisp weather, and snow dusting the yard in the morning. Christmas is the perfect time to do something a little festive, and if you are in the Pennsylvania area, I would recommend you check out the award winning Christkindlmarkt.

A stand with coffee mugs at the Bethlehem Christmas Market in Pennsylvania.
Bethlehem Christmas Market
A stand with wind chimes and lawn decorations at the Bethlehem Christmas Market.
Bethlehem Christmas Market

There are a lot of local artisans and small businesses at the market, and it is always sweet to support our communities. Our personal favorite is the Stroopie Co. stand which sells authentic Dutch waffle cookies with homemade syrup inside of them. In addition to having a delicious product, their company supports refugees who are starting over in the community by providing employment opportunities to them which is so cool!

Stroopie Waffle Cookies

In addition to this, the market has a large area to buy various foods in a tented area too, so you could do a lunch or dinner here if you wanted to. A couple other places that caught my eye was a record shop with art work made of actual records, various detailed ornament stands, and of course collectables featured from the famous Käthe Wohlfahrt shop which has handmade items from Germany. Honestly though, there were so many creative items if you are looking to get unique gifts for your friends and family.

Cute Display At The Bethlehem Christmas Market
Christmas trees and decorations at the Bethlehem Christmas Market in Pennsylvania.
Bethlehem Christmas Market

This Christmas market is such a great location for a day trip stop and to enjoy holiday festivities. There are so many things to do there from trying delicious treats, shopping, and even taking in the gorgeous light displays. Let me know in the comments if you have visited the Christkindlmarkt as well, and what you thought of it. I hope you are having a wonderful day, and remember to click that subscribe button!

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Christmas Trees with lights at the Bethlehem Christmas Market.
Bethlehem Christmas Market
The Steel Stacks in Bethlehem Pennsylvania with a Christmas tree and decorations.
Bethlehem Christmas Market

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The Steel Stacks in Bethlehem Pennsylvania.
Steel Stacks At The Bethlehem Christmas Market
A Christmas tree made out of beer kegs and lights at the Bethlehem Christmas Market.
Bethlehem Christmas Market
The author taking a photo of the Steel Stacks in Bethlehem Pennsylvania.
The author taking a photo at the Bethlehem Christmas Market
The author and her husband standing in front of a Christmas tree at the Bethlehem Christmas Market.
The author and her husband at the Bethlehem Christmas Market


 

 

Hiking In Watkins Glen State Park

Watkins Glen State Park is such an incredible hiking area in the Finger Lake region of New York. It is located just south of Seneca Lake (the address is 1009 N Franklin Street Watkins Glen, NY.) It provides spectacular nature areas to explore with waterfalls, cliffs, plunge basins, and really unique rock formations.

Watkins Glen State Park

Watkins Glen State Park

My husband and I are huge fans of hiking and exploring nature settings, so when we traveled up to Watkins Glen (we are from the Philadelphia area) we had to check this spot out!

You can park at the main entrance (on Franklin Street) or there is an upper entrance that we parked at which is located on route 409 (3310 Watkins Glen NY.) At the time we visited, the main entrance was full, so we ended up parking the upper lot, and went on the Gorge Trail from there. As a side note, there was a small fee to park in either of the lots.

The Gorge Trail is 1.5 miles or 2.4 kilometers. We were there almost five hours to really enjoy it, but if you go fast through the area, it may be possible to hike in two to three. Although it is a decent length, it is not particularly strenuous, and we just really set a moderate pace and took our time. Since this is a larger hike, I do highly recommend that you bring a backpack or bag with extra snacks (we usually take granola bars), water, sunscreen, sunglasses, hiking boots, extra jackets, gloves, or hats depending on the weather. There are restrooms in the park in case if you need to use them.

Watkins Glen State Park

This place has such an interesting history to it. 10,000 years ago, after the Ice Age, glaciers melted in New York, and the Glen Creek flowed through the woods to the steep west wall of the Seneca Lake Valley. It was from that point that the stream flowed as waterfalls and went directly into the Seneca Lake, which had been lowered by the passage of glaciers. Today, waterfalls are actually still in the process of creating Watkins Glen, and the water plunges through the resistant ledges of limestone or shale. As the waterfalls go through the ledges, there are various cascades that cut into the hills, which lengthens and deepens the gorges. As you walk through the park, it is really neat, because you are walking by these layers of rocks and you can literally see the Earth’s history through time in front of you.

Watkins State Park

Watkins Glen State Park

Watkins Glen State Park

Watkins Glen State Park

As we began our hike at the Gorge Trail from the upper lot, we went down Jacob’s Ladder, which is an interesting swirling set of stone stairs. It had rained the day before, so we really just took our time to get down to the trail. As we arrived at the bottom of the trail to the impressive Glen Creek, we were happy to see that there was a nicely paved path for us to walk on.

Watkins Glen State Park

Watkins Glen State Park

Watkins Glen State Park

The water looked so clear and beautiful, as we discovered the various shapes that the Glen Creek has created over the years. The typical fish that you may find here are crayfish, minnows, and caddisfly which seem to enjoy the shallow depths. My favorite formation that I found as we were meandering about the park was a beautiful heart!

Watkins Glen State Park

Watkins Glen State Park

Watkins Glen State Park

Watkins Glen State Park

There are also so many fascinating bridges that you will encounter, and they just add to the magical scenery of the place!

Watkins Glen Bridge

Watkins Glen State Park

Suspension Bridge At Watkins Glen State Park

View From The Suspension Bridge At Watkins Glen State Park

Out of all the amazing spots in the park, I had an absolute favorite. As you go through the Gorge Trail, at one point you will see a stair case feature in a rock wall, which is called the Spiral Tunnel. So the tunnel itself is very cool as you walk through it, and something unexpected happens as you make your way out of it. As you step out into the path again, you are greeted with an absolutely magical waterfall. This waterfall is called the Cavern Cascade, and it is 52 feet in length (16 meters) and seems to swoop right out of the cliff.

Watkins Glen State Park

Watkins Glen State Park

Watkins Glen State Park

Watkins Glen State Park

Watkins Glen State Park

I truly hope that this post inspires you to make a trip to the Watkins Glen State Park. Its beauty and history is truly like no other place, and is so unique to New York and the Northeastern part of the United States. Let me know in the comments if you have ever traveled here before as well. I hope that you are having a wonderful day, and remember to click the like and subscribe button!

Watkins Glen State Park

Watkins Glen State Park

Watkins Glen State Park

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Scarecrows In The Village At Peddler’s Village

Peddler’s Village is such a great location to visit in the Philadelphia area. It has a whimsical feel to it with very cute shops, restaurants, fun activities for the family, and plenty of areas to rest as well. (They are located at 100 Peddlers Village, Lahaska, PA 18931. It is north of Philly, and is about an hour drive.) Peddler’s Village often has different themed events depending on the time of the year, and when we went it was during their “Scarecrows In The Village” festival. This year, in 2022, you can check out the scarecrows from September 5th to October 31st, and voting continues until October 10th.

Peddler’s Village

Peddler’s Village

As we walked through the winding brick pathways of the village, we were amazed at the creativity of the contestants, and also how detailed the scarecrows were! The artists really brought them to life, and they ranged from spooky, retro, funny, and even characters from popular shows right now. It is a really nice autumn themed activity that all ages can enjoy.

Peddler’s Village

Peddler’s Village

Peddler’s Village

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We really enjoyed all of them, but a personal favorite has to be the Mummer Scarecrow with its special history in connection to Philadelphia. The Mummer Parade is held every New Year’s Day in Philly, and is a festive tradition in which thousands of locals dress in lavish costumes and strut down the city’s main streets. There are String Bands that play string and reed instruments, Fancy Brigades that have amazing choregraphed theatrical routines, Fancies with extremely glamourous outfits, and of course the Comics and Wench Brigades that satirize issues, events, and people. It has been a family tradition since I can remember to watch this glamourous parade every New Year’s Day, and it is highly celebrated in our local community. If you are visiting, I highly recommend checking it out!

Peddler’s Village

As we meandered about the beautiful shops, there was one in particular that caught our eye which was Nina’s Waffles & Ice Cream. We could smell the delicious waffles, even before we entered the shop, so we knew that this was a place we should check out!

Nina’s Waffles & Ice Cream At Peddler’s Village

Nina’s Waffles & Ice Cream At Peddler’s Village

Nina’s Waffles And Ice Cream At Peddler’s Village

They have a really nice variety of specialty waffles, as well as some pretty delicious ice cream flavors to choose from. We ended up getting a cookie dough flavor with waffle bites, and I have to highly recommend it if you stop by. I do have to say though, everything looked so good!

Peddler’s Village

Peddler’s Village

If you are traveling to the Philadelphia region, and want to meander about some pretty interesting small shops, delicious restaurants, and events, you will want to make a stop at Peddler’s Village. They really go all out for the different seasons, and it is such a pretty area. Let me know in the comments if you have visited this spot, and what you thought of it as well. I hope you are having a wonderful day, and remember to click the like and subscribe button!

Peddler’s Village

Peddler’s Village

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Why I Started A YouTube Channel

Hello Everyone, I have some pretty exciting news! In addition to my blog, Northeast Allie, I now have a YouTube Channel!

Since I have started this website, I have pondered on if I wanted to share content in a video format, and what that would mean for the blog. After thinking about it for awhile, and going back and forth, I decided that it could be a fun way to feature another side of traveling adventures. I have definitely been nervous about sharing videos, but I thought that it would be another great way to focus on various locations, and what these areas look like in real life. Also, for my more visual readers and learners, hopefully this provides an opportunity to see another viewpoint of where I am describing.

My channel is definitely more of a “raw” type format, and the clips have not been curated to perfection. I do, however, believe that they give a travelers viewpoint to them. They really vary quite a bit depending on where I took the video, and the environment I was in at the time too.

I will still be blogging on here, and writing is of course one of my absolute favorite things to do. (As a background, I always knew that I would be a writer when I was younger, and would basically journal about everything and anything. My first inspiration in life was definitely nature, and I think that is a major part of who I am today, and why I focus on it much in this blog. As a youth, I would write about the people I knew, the environment, or even stories that I could imagine in a fairyland far away! I was truly inspired by writers of the past such as J.R.R. Tolkien and Louisa May Alcott.)

Ricketts Glen State Park, Benton, Pennsylvania

I really appreciate all of my amazing readers who are on this journey with me, and I am so excited to share more travel adventures with you, and show you many more amazing spots in the Northeastern part of the United States (although sometimes my husband and I do explore other regions as well!) I have roots in the Philadelphia area, and I think that is part of the reason why I do highlight so much from this place that is very dear to me.

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The Best Things To Do In Ithaca New York

Ithaca, New York, is one of the most beautiful areas to visit in the Northeastern part of the United States. The region has some of the most gorgeous or as locals say “gorges” waterfalls that you will ever see, fabulous areas to hike, delightful farms/dairies, restaurants, breweries, and wonderful day trip activities as well. This article reviews the very best spots you should check out. You can also use this as a planning guide for your itinerary on your travels. Under each section, I will link my detailed blog articles about the area, and/or companies themselves if you are interested in reading more.

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Buttermilk Falls

I think the Buttermilk Falls should be the first waterfall that you check out in Ithaca. There are several reasons I recommend this. It is very convenient to get to as the park is located in Ithaca itself. (The address is 112 E. Buttermilk Falls Rd. Off Rt.13 S.) This is one of the more accessible locations if you do not want to hike very far to see a beautiful waterfall. At the time that my husband, his family, and I traveled here, I had a pretty severe ankle injury, and I was able to make my way to the main waterfall at the bottom of the park in crutches. I also liked that there were tables and benches available to relax and enjoy the view when you walk into the park. On the flip side of that, if you do want to hike, there is an amazing trail that takes you up past the waterfalls to see some pretty spectacular vantage points.

Buttermilk Falls

Buttermilk Falls Ithaca New York

Robert H. Treman State Park

The Robert H. Treman State park is very impressive and has ample hiking trails with delightful waterfalls. You can find it at 105 Enfield Falls Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14850. In the summer, in some areas of the park under lifeguard supervision, you can even go swimming. This park also had public restrooms and also various picnic tables to relax at.

Robert H. Treman State Park

The Robert H. Treman State Park

Ithaca Falls Natural Area

Located on Lake Street, and within the city of Ithaca, this waterfall is easy to see right from the sidewalk by the road. There are two small parking lots available where the Lake Street crosses Fall Creek, and it is not a far distance to walk to Ithaca Falls after you park. This waterfall is so impressive to see and stands over 100 feet tall (about 30 meters), and it is 175 feet at its base (about 53 meters.) There is also a hiking trail if you are interested in checking that out, and the whole area is very picturesque!

Ithaca Falls Natural Area

Ithaca Falls Natural Area

Taughannock Falls

Taughannock Falls State Park is about a 20 minute drive if you are visiting Ithaca, and is located at 1740 Taughannock Blvd.
Trumansburg, NY 14886. Taughannock Falls is actually the highest single drop waterfall in the Northeastern region of the United States, and it is 215 feet (65 meters) tall! To give you even more perspective, it is about 33 feet (10 meters) higher then the famous Niagara Falls. It is such a marvel of nature and very magnificent.

Taughannock Falls State Park

The Author And Her Husband At Taughannock Falls State Park

Taughannock Falls State Park

Cascadilla Gorge Trail

One of the most beautiful and vibrant waterfall spots located in Ithaca is the Cascadilla Gorge Trail. You can either park at the lower area of the falls (that is what we did on Linn Street) or the upper trail is located behind Cornell’s Schwartz Center for Theatre Arts by the Cornell Campus. This unique trail was constructed in the 1920s and has six different waterfalls that you can see as you hike up it. The 3,600 acre region is one of the protected natural areas of the Cornell Campus, and it is managed by the Cornell Botanic Gardens. Even though it is surrounded by the bustling city of Ithaca, you are truly immersed into another world filled with the extremely relaxing nature sounds, and the water flowing through the gorges.

Waterfall By The Entrance Of The Cascadilla Gorge Trail

Cascadilla Gorge Trail

Salmon Creek Falls

The Salmon Creek Falls are located literally right next the Ludlowville Park and actually is a quite impressive waterfall, although maybe not as well known as some of the others. The location is a perfect spot to relax because there are benches and picnic tables set up in the park, and you really do not have to walk really far to get to this waterfall. I could see this being a fabulous area to pack sandwiches and snacks, relax at the park, and also enjoying a beautiful waterfall! The park is on Mill Street in Lansing New York 14882, and it is about a 20 minute drive from Ithaca.

Ludlowville Park

Salmon Creek Falls

Ludlowville Park And The Secret Waterfall

Day Trip Activities

Downtown Ithaca

If you are visiting Ithaca, of course you have to visit the downtown area. There are so many beautiful art murals, shops, amazing restaurants, and even theaters. It has a very historic and whimsical feel, and I think a perfect activity for a nice evening out!

Downtown Ithaca

Downtown Ithaca Mural

Downtown Ithaca

https://www.downtownithaca.com/

Sagan Planet Walk

This interesting planet walk was named after Carl Edward Sagan, the famed American planetary scientist, author, astronomer, and astrophysicist. He began his career as an associate professor at Harvard, but later moved to Cornell in Ithaca New York where he spent most of his career as a David Duncan Professor of Astronomy and Space Sciences. He is also very well known for assembling the first physical messages into space via the Voyager Golden Record and the Pioneer Plaque. There are just a few of his numerous accolades, but you can see why The Sciencenter Museum decided to name this planetary walk after him. This walk spans about 3/4 of a mile (1,200 meters) so this would be pretty easy to do in a couple hours. It starts out at the Sun station right in downtown Ithaca, and then it ends at the dwarf planet station of Pluto right at the Sciencenter Museum. Another interesting note about the Sagan Planet Walk is that it literally models our own Solar System, and it 1/5 billionth of its actual size. If you enjoy a bit of educational fun on your excursions, I think you will really like this walk. I think everyone of all ages can learn something from it!

Sagan Planet Walk

The Sagan Planet Walk Ithaca New York

Fall Creek Suspension Bridge

This structure is about 140 feet off the ground (almost 43 meters) and length wise it is 270 feet (about 82 meters.) We felt very safe on it, but at times this bridge is known to sway and bounce a little, so just take your time walking across it. The views from it are simply spectacular, and it provides an amazing viewpoint of the Rocky Falls, as well as the adjacent hydroelectric plant that is utilized and operated by Cornell University. You can find this location at 310 Fall Creek Drive, Ithaca NY, 14850.

Fall Creek Suspension Bridge

Why You Should Visit The Fall Creek Suspension Bridge In Ithaca New York

Cayuga Nature Center

The Cayuga Nature Center is such an amazing place to visit, and it leads you into an immersive nature hiking experience with so much to discover on every turn. The address for this center is 1420 Taughannock Blvd. in Ithaca. There is a six-story treehouse, a waterfall, a historic main lodge that holds the largest public aquarium of the Finger Lakes, and also a home for wild animals that have physical or behavioral problems that would make it difficult for them to survive in the wild on their own. I truly respect what they are doing at this nature center, and it is really worth checking out!

Cayuga Nature Center

Denison Falls At The Cayuga Nature Center

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Lively Run Goat Dairy

If you enjoy cheese, cheese tastings, visiting a farm, or even feeding goats you will want to visit the Lively Run Goat Dairy located in Interlaken New York (about a 30 minute drive from Ithaca at 8978 Co Rd 142, Interlaken, NY 14847.) The cheese tasting had some of the best I have ever had, and I highly recommend this place.

Lively Run Goat Dairy

Feeding Goats At The Lively Run Goat Dairy

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Cabin View Alpacas

The Cabin View Alpaca Farm is about a 25 minute drive from Ithaca. Their address is at 9435 Congress St Ext, Trumansburg, NY 14886. This farm truly has a beautiful home for their animals, and in the tours they are so knowledgeable and friendly. You also get to see these sweet creatures up close which is amazing. They also do sell some really gorgeous alpaca fiber items in their gift shop, and you will want to check that out as well!

Cabin View Alpaca Farm

Hanging Out With A Friendly Goat At The Cabin View Alpaca Farm

https://www.cabinviewalpacas.com/

Cabin View Alpacas Trumansburg New York

Myers Point Park/Lighthouse

Myers Point Park and the Myers Lighthouse are a must see if you enjoy nature in a waterfront sense, and are located right on the Cayuga Lake. The park itself is very relaxing and has a boat marina, pavilions, a swimming region (during certain parts of the year and when lifeguards are present), a playground for kids, basketball courts, horseshoe pits, and they even have camping available if you are interested in that. We personally really enjoyed the Myers Point Lighthouse and it was a really beautiful area. I think this could be a really nice outdoors day trip area.

Myers Point Lighthouse

https://www.lansingrec.com/parksrec/page/myers-park

Myers Point Lighthouse

Ithaca Farmers Market

The Ithaca Farmers Market is located right off Cayuga Lake, and they have so many vendors with fresh produce, take out dishes, a variety of eat on site meals, specialty foods, and very talented artisans as well. Their address is Steamboat Landing, 545 3rd St, Ithaca, NY 14850. We really enjoyed that all of their food was local to the region, and was super fresh. At our visit in early October, they had fresh apple cider, donuts, burritos, and so many amazing food options. There were also benches there for seating so you do have time to relax and enjoy what you order. They also had so many unique and local products if you are interested in shopping more local to Ithaca. We actually went back there several times on our trip to Ithaca, so do highly recommend it!

Ithaca Farmers Market

Ithaca Farmers Market

Ithaca Farmers Market

Ithaca Farmers Market

Restaurants

Ithaca Beer Co.

Ithaca Beer Co. has absolutely delicious farm to table cuisine, in addition to their award winning “Flower Power IPA” which has actually recognized as on of the “25 Most Important American Craft Beers Ever Brewed” by Food & Wine Magazine. The location that it is in is seriously gorgeous as well, and it is right on a farm outside of the city by several state parks. Their address is at 122 Ithaca Beer Dr, Ithaca, NY 14850. (They also have another location in Collegetown at 409 College Ave. Suite A, and this is about 10 minutes away from the Ithaca spot that I reviewed.)

https://ithacabeer.com/

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Silo Food Truck/Liquid State Brewing Company

If you are interested in trying some of the best fried chicken you have ever had in your life, I definitely recommend stopping by the Silo Food Truck, which resides at the Liquid State Brewing Company. Their address is 620 W Green St, Ithaca, NY 14850. The Liquid State Brewing has fresh ales, lagers, wines, ciders, and many other amazing beverages as well. The partnership with the Silo Food Truck really enables their customers to have a unique and amazing experience.

The Silo Food Truck

Amazing Fried Chicken

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Ithaca Coffee Company

If you need a pick me up in between your traveling adventures in Ithaca, this is the place to go. They have a really nice make to order coffee area right when you walk in, and also carry gourmet foods, snacks, gifts, beer, and a variety of baked goods as well. You can find them at 2255 N Triphammer Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850.

Cute Shop In The Ithaca Coffee Company

https://www.ithacacoffee.com/

Purity Ice Cream Co.

If you are looking for a more “sweet treat” location, the Purity Ice Cream Co. is a wonderful stop to check out, and they are at 700 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850. It was pretty amazing to find out that they started back in 1936 by Cornell grad Leo Guentert. The company is known as “Ice Cream of the Finger Lakes” and is proud to be a locally owned business. We really adored their delicious ice cream, and they have a variety of shakes, sundaes, and bakery items. They also more savory items such as veggie burgers, burgers, chicken sandwiches, and a kids menu for the little ones.

Delicious Baked Goods At Purity Ice Cream Co.

Amazing Treat At Purity Ice Cream Co.

https://www.purityicecream.com/

Notable Mentions

Herbert F. Johnson Museum Of Art

This museum has a combination of modern and ancient art from various world cultures, and is worth a visit if you are interested in seeing some pretty amazing and unique pieces! They are located at 114 Central Ave, Ithaca, NY 14853.

https://museum.cornell.edu/

Sciencenter

This is a great museum for families and they have a ton of hands on exhibits that really focus on education and science! Their address is 601 1st St, Ithaca, NY 14850.

http://www.sciencenter.org/

Cornell Botanic Gardens

The Cornell Botanic Gardens have woodland trails, beautiful gardens, and an arboretum that make this spot worth the visit. You can find them at 124 Comstock Knoll Dr, Ithaca, NY 14850. Sometimes they even have educational events, so make sure you check out their website if you are interested in that as well.

https://cornellbotanicgardens.org/

Watkins Glen State Park

Although this location (1009 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891) is not in Ithaca itself (a little less then a 40 minute drive) if you enjoy hiking and waterfalls this is an excellent location to check out in your travels to Ithaca.

https://parks.ny.gov/parks/watkinsglen/maps.aspx

Hiking In Watkins Glen State Park

I really hope that you have an amazing visit to Ithaca New York. There is truly no other place on Earth like it, and from their amazing shops to “gorges” waterfalls, I think you will fall in love with the area just as much as we did. Let me know in the comments if you have visited this area before, and what your favorite spots were too! I hope that you are having a wonderful day, and remember to click the like and subscribe button!

Travel Planner 

Whenever I am traveling somewhere new, it is really important to me that I am planning out all the important details ahead of time. I just think it makes the trip go so much smoother, and you can relax more when you get there. My absolute favorite way to do this is by using my Clever Fox Travel Planner. I really like that it helps you plan a full itinerary with your accommodations, packing, budget expense tracker, and transportation information. There is also plenty of space to write down your experiences from your travels so that you will always be able to look back on these amazing memories. Traveling is such a unique experience, and when you have all of your information together like this, it really does make everything so much smoother, and that is why I am recommending this planner.

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The Best Fried Chicken In Ithaca New York

Fried Chicken is truly the ultimate comfort food in my humble opinion. There is something about the crunchy texture in combination to the hot chicken wrapped inside that is so delectable. If you are interested in trying some really amazing fried chicken when you are traveling to Ithaca, New York, you have to check out the Silo Food Truck which resides at the Liquid State Brewing Company.

We really liked that both the Silo Food Truck and Liquid State Brewing Company were started by local individuals in the region wanting to bring great food and beer to the community in Ithaca. The Silo Food Truck was started by Jesse Steve and Katie Foley in July of 2015 as “a labor of love after purchasing the truck from family friends.” Their company provides homemade recipes with fresh ingredients that are sourced from local vendors and farmers. I personally appreciate when a business is not only started by people local to that community, but has such a great impact on their local economy as well, which is very impressive!

Liquid State Brewing took flight in 2016 by friends Jamey Tielens and Ben Brotman. Their mission is to create high quality small batch beers, and their on-site beer hall features fresh ales, lagers, wines, and even ciders. They have paired with the Silo Food Truck to really enable customers to have an amazing experience with the very best the community has to offer. As a side note, when we visited, we checked out the Downtown Ithaca Beer Hall location, however they have another one called the North Shore and this is about 25 miles (about 40 km) north of the Ithaca spot.

As we meandered up to the Silo Food Truck on a crisp early autumn day, we were first really impressed at the inviting nature of it. We loved the gorgeous colors of the truck itself, and the welcoming pretty flowers. We also really enjoyed the atmosphere in Liquid State Brewing. It was super clean with a lot of seating, and I thought their table designs were really unique looking. (After you order your food from the Silo Food Truck, you can take it inside The Beer Hall if you want.)

The Silo Food Truck

We each tried 1/2 pound of the fried chicken, mac & cheese, their “Barrel and Brine” Fire and Ice pickles, fries, and of course their fresh baked cornbread with honey butter. For beverages, I ordered a non-alcoholic blueberry soda, and my husband tried their oatmeal stout which he was very impressed with.

Amazing Fried Chicken

Delicious Drinks

If you are traveling to Ithaca New York, and are interested in trying some pretty amazing fried chicken with delicious beverages, you absolutely must try the Silo Food Truck and Liquid State Brewing. I highly recommend it, and I really think you will enjoy the experience. Let me know in the comments if you have ever gone here as well and what you thought. Remember to click the like and subscribe button, and I hope you have a wonderful day!

If you are traveling to the New York area, and are interested in hiking or viewing spectacular waterfalls, a book that I would highly recommend and also own myself is “Hiking Waterfalls New York.” This literature reviews a variety of hikes, from the famous Niagara Falls, to even more less known hikes, but spots that you will not want to miss! At the beginning of the book, I really like that the author categorized the trails from her favorites, best waterfalls for fall foliage, best gorge hikes, roadside waterfalls, best historical falls, and even waterfalls that may draw in more crowds versus less crowded waterfalls. There is also a very nice map that lays out where the locations of them are, and that can be an amazing tool when you are planning your trip. This is great so that you know how far of a distance you can expect to travel from where you are lodging, and you can really make the most out of your time and itinerary. With each hike and waterfall listed there is a full color photo, trail distance, difficulty, and even information about the actual surface that the trail is made out of in addition to so much more!

My personal copy of “Hiking Waterfalls New York”

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Myers Point Lighthouse

Whenever we travel near a body of water, one of the first things that we look for is a lighthouse. They are always so beautiful and have this beacon of hope to them that is unlike any other structure. They literally shine light into darkness, and help vessels on the water navigate where they would not be able to otherwise. While visiting the Finger Lakes in New York, we knew that we would have to find one near where we were staying in Ithaca. Luckily, after some searching, we found a really beautiful lighthouse right on the Cayuga Lake called the Myers Point Lighthouse. If you are staying in Ithaca, it is a little less then a 20 minute drive to get to this location, and it is right on the lake in the town of Lansing. (This is on the east side of the Cayuga Lake and north of Ithaca.)

Myers Point Lighthouse

When we arrived at Cayuga Lake to see the lighthouse, there was a parking lot right next to it, and also a decent sized dock where people stored their boats. Immediately as we stepped out of our vehicle, we noticed very strong gusts of wind. This could honestly just be due to the weather conditions of the day and also we went in early October, so autumn was definitely starting to set in. If you are traveling to New York, or really any where in the Northeast in the autumn season, you will want to pack a variety of clothing items, because our days can range from very temperate and sunny, to more windy, brisk, and a bit rainy. On this day, it was mostly sunny but very windy and refreshing.

Cayuga Lake

As we walked up to the lighthouse, I did happen witness one of the coolest nature moments ever. It was literally so windy when the seagulls were flying by the lake, they literally looked like they were standing still mid-air because of the incredible wind power. It felt like a scene in a movie where time just slows down, and while their little wings were moving, they were not going forward at all! Luckily, I did snap some photos of them mid flight, and you can see that they mostly just stayed in one spot. It was very cool moment.

Seagulls At Cayuga Lake

Seagulls At Cayuga Lake

Seagulls At Cayuga Lake

To give you all a little history on the Myers Point Lighthouse, it was actually built by volunteers back in 1998 utilizing about 3,000 bricks that were paid for by individual donors. It produces strobe-style light white flashes every six seconds from dawn to dusk between April 1st and November 1st every year, and can be seen from 10 miles away. Originally, around the year 1792, Andrew Myers and his family settled in the area and built a cabin and mill there.

Myers Point Lighthouse

Myers Point Lighthouse

The Author And Her Husband At Myers Point Lighthouse

Cayuga Lake itself is the second largest of the Finger Lakes and runs over 38 miles (about 61km) in length, and is one of the deepest lakes with a maximum depth of 435 feet (132.5 meters.) It is also used as an important source of drinking water to the local communities. There are also salt mines under parts of the lake which have been a source of the local economy over the years. In addition to this, there is a great fish community that is home to the region such as rainbow and brown trout, largemouth bass, pike, and landlocked Atlantic salmon.

Cayuga Lake

Overall, we found this area to be refreshing and relaxing at the same time. The lighthouse is absolutely gorgeous as well as the lake itself, and we really enjoyed our visit to it. I highly recommend a stop here if you are in the area, and especially if you are a fan of lighthouses! Let me know in the comments if you have visited this spot before, and what you thought of it. I hope that you are having a wonderful day, and remember to click the like and subscribe button!

Myers Point Lighthouse

If you are traveling to the New York area, and are interested in hiking or viewing spectacular waterfalls, a book that I would highly recommend and also own myself is “Hiking Waterfalls New York.” This literature reviews a variety of hikes, from the famous Niagara Falls, to even more less known hikes, but spots that you will not want to miss! At the beginning of the book, I really like that the author categorized the trails from her favorites, best waterfalls for fall foliage, best gorge hikes, roadside waterfalls, best historical falls, and even waterfalls that may draw in more crowds versus less crowded waterfalls. There is also a very nice map that lays out where the locations of them are, and that can be an amazing tool when you are planning your trip. This is great so that you know how far of a distance you can expect to travel from where you are lodging, and you can really make the most out of your time and itinerary. With each hike and waterfall listed there is a full color photo, trail distance, difficulty, and even information about the actual surface that the trail is made out of in addition to so much more!

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Ludlowville Park And The Secret Waterfall

If you are interested in seeing a really beautiful nature area that is a little off the regular path in the Ithaca New York region, you will want to check out Ludlowville Park and its secret waterfall. Perhaps the word “secret” is a little bold of a term, but I would say that it is perhaps not as well known as some of other hiking trails/gorge regions that visitors may frequent.

This particular waterfall, named the Salmon Creek Falls, is located right by the Ludlowville Park (the address for this location is on Mill Street, Lansing New York, 14882) and there is a parking lot that you can park in right by it. If you are staying in Ithaca, it is a little more then a 15 minute drive, and it is north of the city on the east side of the Cayuga Lake.

The park itself is a moderate size, and you will be able to hear the waterfall as you walk through it. I honestly think that this would be a great area to visit and bring a packed lunch along since there is ample seating in the park itself with picnic tables, a gazebo, and even a pavilion. (I will link their direct website at the bottom of this post if you want to learn more park information/or if you want to contact them about renting a pavilion.) There is a really cute playground too, so if you have a family this would be a great stop for you.

Ludlowville Park

Ludlowville Park

Salmon Creek Falls

As I walked through the park, the waterfall seemed to get louder, and once I reached it, I was in amazement at its pure magnificence, and the power of the water as well. It was towards the end of the day on our visit, and as the sun danced with the mist to create a rainbow for a couple of seconds, and I was so grateful to be able to catch a small glance of this on my photos. It just very peaceful, and the perfect spot to really take those nature views in.

Salmon Creek Falls

Salmon Creek Falls

I highly recommend the Salmon Creek Falls by the Ludlowville Park, and it is such a perfect spot to view a magnificent waterfall. Let me know in the comments if you have ever visited this area, and what you thought of it as well! Remember to click the like and subscribe button, and have a wonderful day!

If you are traveling to the New York area, and are interested in hiking or viewing spectacular waterfalls, a book that I would highly recommend and also own myself is “Hiking Waterfalls New York.” This literature reviews a variety of hikes, from the famous Niagara Falls, to even more less known hikes, but spots that you will not want to miss! At the beginning of the book, I really like that the author categorized the trails from her favorites, best waterfalls for fall foliage, best gorge hikes, roadside waterfalls, best historical falls, and even waterfalls that may draw in more crowds versus less crowded waterfalls. There is also a very nice map that lays out where the locations of them are, and that can be an amazing tool when you are planning your trip. This is great so that you know how far of a distance you can expect to travel from where you are lodging, and you can really make the most out of your time and itinerary. With each hike and waterfall listed there is a full color photo, trail distance, difficulty, and even information about the actual surface that the trail is made out of in addition to so much more!

My personal copy of “Hiking Waterfalls New York”

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Cascadilla Gorge Trail

One of the most vibrant and beautiful waterfall spots that you can hike in Ithaca is the Cascadilla Gorge Trail. On our travels there, we parked on Linn Street, and this was very close to the lower entrance of the waterfall. As you walk up to the main lower fall, you will cross a little walking bridge which will lead you to a stair case that enables you to continue your journey up the trail if you are interested.

Walking Path And Bridge To The Cascadilla Gorge Trail

Waterfall By The Entrance Of The Cascadilla Gorge Trail

Close Viewpoint Of The Waterfall By The Entrance Of The Cascadilla Gorge Trail

This particular trail has a little bit of everything for everyone I believe. If you are not interested in doing the complete hike, you do get a nice vantage point of a gorgeous waterfall at the bottom of the trail. If you are a family traveling, and you do not know if you could do a whole hike, I do think that this stop is still worthwhile to see the waterfall by the entrance. If you are feeling more adventurous, I do highly recommend that you hike the 1/3 mile (.5 km) (each way) trail. The waterfalls and nature views are quite spectacular if you hike it in entirety. My husband and his mom did the whole trail, and they absolutely loved it!

Cascadilla Gorge Trail

Cascadilla Gorge Trail

The trail itself is a combination of a staircase/stone path, and is pretty easy to hike up. You will want to take note that the trail does get a bit steeper as you progress up the hike. This is also due to the fact that you are walking past waterfalls, and it can get slippery at times due to the mist of the water. When we traveled to Ithaca, it was in early October. At this time of the year, the weather can slightly fluctuate, but is generally just a little cooler then room temperature, and can get a little rainy at times. We packed both longer and shorter style pants/shirts, light jackets, rain coats, hiking boots, walking shoes, hats, sunglasses, and an umbrella. In the usual Northeast fashion, on our travels, we encountered a variety of weather conditions from slightly rainy days, to very sunny ones. On the day we visited this particular trail, it was warm and sunny outside, but it is always a good idea to pack for different conditions outside.

Cascadilla Gorge Trail

Cascadilla Gorge Trail

Cascadilla Gorge Trail

To provide you with a little history on the Cascadilla Gorge Trail, it was actually constructed in the 1920s, and the trail itself cuts through ancient bedrock and has six different waterfalls. Also, the 3,600 acre region is one of the protected natural areas of the Cornell Campus, and is managed by the Cornell Botanic Gardens. The ancient bedrock itself is made out of sandstone and shale, and the Cascadilla Creek has been slowly carving this gorge since the end of the last Glacial Ice Age over 10,000 years ago!

College Ave Stone Arch Bridge Cornell Campus In The Cascadilla Gorge Trail

Cascadilla Gorge Trail