Cass Park Trail & Stewart Park to Farmers Market
The first section of the Cayuga Waterfront Trail was completed in 2003 and winds in a two-mile loop in Cass Park, along the southwestern shore of beautiful Cayuga Lake. It has already become Ithaca's most popular urban multi-use trail, and enhanced the quality of life in Tompkins County.
The second section of the trail was completed in 2010 and connects the Farmers Market at Steamboat Landing to the Visitors Center via Stewart Park and the Fuertes Bird Sanctuary.
Construction on the third trail section is expected to begin in the spring of 2013. This section will connect the gap between the Farmers Market and Cass Park. Connections from the schools, adjacent neighborhoods and the downtown to the Waterfront will be improved at both Dey and Third Streets in 2013.
The Cayuga Waterfront Trail at Cass Park
The long history of Cayuga Lake begins with its creation by glacial ice. Its unusual geological features are still visible today. Life on the waterfront began with the First Americans. As the city of Ithaca grew, so did activity on the water, such as the Frontenac steamboat, pictured here in 1860.