Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Each year, nearly 100,000 people visit the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, in the Johnson Center for Birds and Biodiversity, located in beautiful Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary, Ithaca, New York.
More than four miles of trails wind through a variety of habitats used by birds and other wildlife. Walking outside on the trails.
Simply put - Ithaca really is...
Simply put - Ithaca really is gorges. Visit these state parks: Buttermilk, Taughannock, Treman. Also, take a walk around the Cornell Plantations. Cornell has a beautiful campus, and the surrounding environment is a wonderful place. Below, Liz, Amy, Mel and Harley chill in front of Taughannock Falls - a must see.
An educational tribute to Carl Sagan
This planet walk begins in the middle of the commons. If you follow all the way through, you will have taken a quick trip through our solar system. Each piece represents our sun or the planets. It's very cool. I've never done the whole thing, but kids seem to really like it. The space between the markers and the relative size of the "planets" inside are all to scale.
Pick local Ithaca beer and wine
When in restaurants in Ithaca, if you feel like trying something local, you can try Ithaca beer and wines.
The Ithaca beer is called "Ithaca Nut Brown" and availble almost everywhere. It's definitely not a shabby beer, but rather delicious!
The Cayuga and Finger Lakes region also has its own wine. If you want to try a local wine, just ask the waiter what he or she recommend. They usually have one or more Cayuga wines on their menu.
Big Red Hockey
The men's hockey team at Cornell is one of the best in the country.
Cornell's hockey team is a gold mine for the national media, especially with the goalie tandem of senior Matt Underhill and freshman David LeNeveu, both of whom head hockey coach Mike Schafer '86 deemed worthy of playing in the NHL. Not to mention the team has been one of the biggest surprises in the ECAC and college hockey after being ranked as low in sixth in preseason poles. That's sixth in the ECAC; the Red has been closer to sixth in the country though all season.
Famous hockey alumni include Joe Nieuwendyk who plays for the NJ Devils. I had the honor of watching him play at Cornell my Jr. and Sr. years. Here is the schedule for 2002-2003
Date Day Opponent Location TV Time
10/27/2002 Sun York (exhib.) Ithaca, NY 7:00 PM
11/01/2002 Fri Ohio St Columbus, OH 7:00 PM
11/08/2002 Fri Yale Ithaca, NY 7:00 PM
11/09/2002 Sat Princeton Ithaca, NY 7:00 PM
11/15/2002 Fri Vermont Burlington, VT 7:00 PM
11/16/2002 Sat Dartmouth Hanover, NH 7:00 PM
11/22/2002 Fri Harvard Ithaca, NY 7:00 PM
11/23/2002 Sat Brown Ithaca, NY 7:00 PM
11/30/2002 Sat Boston Ithaca, NY 3:00 PM
12/01/2002 Sun Boston Ithaca, NY 3:00 PM
12/06/2002 Fri Western Mich Kalamazoo, MI 7:00 PM
12/07/2002 Sat Western Mich Kalamazoo, MI 7:00 PM
12/28/2002 Sat Fla. Everblades Classic Estero, FL TBA
12/29/2002 Sun Fla. Everblades Classic Estero, FL TBA
01/04/2003 Sat St. Lawrence Canton, NY 7:00 PM
01/05/2003 Sun Clarkson Potsdam, NY 7:00 PM
01/17/2003 Fri Union Schenectady, NY 7:00 PM
01/18/2003 Sat Rensselaer Tech Troy, NY 7:00 PM
01/24/2003 Fri Clarkson Ithaca, NY 7:00 PM
01/25/2003 Sat St. Lawrence Ithaca, NY 7:00 PM
01/30/2003 Thu Colgate Hamilton, NY 7:00 PM
02/01/2003 Sat Colgate Ithaca, NY 7:00 PM
02/07/2003 Fri Dartmouth Ithaca, NY 7:00 PM
02/08/2003 Sat Vermont Ithaca, NY 7:00 PM
02/14/2003 Fri Brown Providence, RI 7:00 PM
02/15/2003 Sat Harvard Boston, MA 7:00 PM
02/21/2003 Fri Rensselaer Tech Ithaca, NY 7:00 PM
02/22/2003 Sat Union Ithaca, NY 7:00 PM
02/28/2003 Fri Princeton Princeton, NJ 7:00 PM
03/01/2003 Sat Yale New Haven, CT 7:00 PM