Camping in Ithaca, NY

Our Camp SiteSo we’ve been to many camp sites within Pennsylvania (our favorite being Ricketts Glen) and several times to the Catskills, but this year we were looking to try something new.  This August, we chose to explore Ithaca, NY, and decided to try Robert H. Treman State Park (highest rated in the area). On arriving, we were very disappointed with the campgrounds itself … the sites were very small, with no privacy or separation from our neighbors, but luckily, we didn’t have any problems getting along with them.  What we lacked by way of accommodations, was certainly made up for with several opportunities for hiking through gorges, and biking & swimming along/in Cayuga Lake.Très Bon Fire

We had some rain, but we’ve seen much worse, and as seasoned campers, were ready! Papa impressed the neighbors by not giving up the chance to cook our dinner over the fire with an umbrella over himself, keeping the fire dry, and himself very smokey :-)  Fortunately, our days were dry, and we had the opportunity to explore several gorges & waterfalls.  One day was spent hiking Trehman (our favorite) but we also explored Buttermilk & Taughannock Falls.  Biking along the Cayuga before Buttermilk, and swimming in the Cayuga after Taughannock.

Of course, Papa took lots of pictures, and the rest of the story here will be told by them. At the end of the post, we’ll link to even more photos of the beautiful scenery (if you get tired of beautiful pictures, feel free to stop there) :-).  Enjoy!

Hiker GirlsMama & Papa on the trailGetting down into the creekPapa & the girls dwarfted by nature.Scenic overlook at TaughannockResting at the scenic overlook at TaughannockGabriella overlooking TaughannockElisa overlooking TaughannockNot only GORGEous, but BUTE-e-fulMama on the edgeElisa swimming under Trehman's FallsMama & Gabriella swimming under Trehman's FallsPapa takes a Buttermilk showerCamp ScrabbleWhat are they staring at?Elisa's Impression of a TreeGabriella's Impression of a TreeElisa jumping into the CayugaGabriella jumping into the CayugaSwimming the CayugaPlaying in the CayugaConversation by the CayugaGabriella on an old coal mining train engine

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