Cayuga Lake, one of Ithaca’s noted attractions, may soon be a little easier to visit as the City of Ithaca is building a waterfront trail along its southern end. The trail is being built in three phases: phase one was completed in 2002, but phase two has faced delays as it entails crossing the property of local residents and Cornell University.
The original path of the trail brought it close to the John Collyer Boat House, home to Cornell’s crew teams.
“We’ve been working closely with the designers and the City,” said University Planner Mina Amundsen.
According to Amundsen, negotiations have been progressing smoothly, and the trail will not interfere with the rowing teams.