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Join outdoor enthusiasts in Ithaca and Tompkins County in April for series of hikes and events celebrating the launch of! is a new website to find trails in Tompkins County for hiking, biking, skiing, or simply viewing the multitude of gorges and falls in the area.

A special event Monday, April 17th features National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis. The event begins at 10:30 a.m. at The Space @ Greenstar with a talk and book signing followed by a family hike with Jennifer on the new Black Diamond Trail beginning at 1:30 p.m. at Ithaca Children’s Garden. See more about the event and Jennifer and her remarkable hiking experiences at the event's facebook page.

Hikes are planned throughout the month of April by trail partners to celebrate the county’s trails and the launch of the new website. Follow the links for additional details on times and locations. is a partnership of the Tompkins County Parks and Trails Network. Partner organizations include the Cornell Botanic Gardens, Town of Ulysses, Tompkins County Tourism Program, Tompkins County Planning Department, Ithaca Tompkins County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Finger Lakes Land Trust, NY State Parks, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Ithaca College Natural Lands, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, City of Ithaca, Town of Ithaca, Town of Lansing, Town of Dryden, Town of Danby, the Nature Conservancy, and user groups, including Bike Walk Tompkins, the Cayuga Trails Club, and Finger Lakes Trails Conference.

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  • Tom Knipe
  • Carme Machi Castañer
  • Renee Pesci
  • Bob Beck

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