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Cortland, New York

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Top Photography Spots in and near Cortland

  • Apalachin, New York

    Hike and Birdwatch the Apalachin Marsh

    1 mi
    Park on the gravel "pull-off" West-bound on Route 434 in Apalachin (See pin). Walk along the fence and turn into the opening where you'll go through a tunnel about 20 yards long. From there you're in the preserve where you can hike the yellow trail, leading to the Bird Blind and other scenic over...
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  • Apalachin, New York

    Hike the West Gorge Trail at Waterman Conservation Center

    1.3 mi
    Park anywhere near the conservation center when you pull into the parking lot and head towards the open field where a map kiosk stands. Follow the green trail markers (West Gorge Trail) to the creek where it follows along and intersect at about 0.4 miles. From here connect to follow the yellow tr...
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  • Vestal, New York

    Hike the Wetlands Loop, BU Nature Preserve

    1.4 mi / 0 ft gain
    Park across from the Nature Preserve Kiosk where you can pay to park ($1 for 30 mins) ask an attendant for directions at the entrance of the university for ease of navigation through campus. The lot is clearly marked however and is titled 'Lot M0'Follow trail markers to hike around the Marsh and ...
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  • Burdett, New York

    Explore Hector Falls

    The waterfall is not far from Watkins Glen State Park, just a few miles north on route 414 on the east side of the lake. If you are out chasing waterfalls, this is an easy and beautiful spot to make a quick stop. This is roadside, but there is plenty of shoulder along the road to pull off and ta...
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  • Montour Falls, New York

    Photograph Aunt Sarah's Falls

    This waterfall can be seen directly from the road but can also easily be missed when driving route 14.   There is a small parking lot across the street to stop and enjoy the falls and take a few photos.  It sits right on the border of Montour Falls just south of Watkins Glen.   Aunt Sarah's Fall...
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  • Watkins Glen, New York

    Gorge Trail via south Parking Lot

    4 mi
    Nestled right off the main road in the small village of Watkins Glen in Upstate New York, Watkins Glen State Park is a beautiful area with plenty to see. Although it is a bit touristy and right off of the road, you'll forget how close to society you are when you see these beautiful waterfalls. W...
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