Lansing is a loosely knit set of rural communities who have joined together for the improvement of the area.
The communities in Lansing that are north of Lansing are:
Asbury, Dublin Corners, Howser Corners, Lake Ridge, Lansingville, Midway, North Lansing
The communities in Lansing that are south of Lansing are:
Buck Corners, McKinneys, South Lansing, Terpening Corners
The east side of Lansing includes:
East Lansing, Head Corners, Howland Corners, Munson Corners, Smith Corners
On the west of Lansing, between the center of town and Cayuga Lake, are the communities of:
Ludlowville, Myers, Norten, Portland
Salmon Creek Bird Sanctuary
This forever-wild area is right on the migratory pathway for many of the smaller species of birds like warblers and vireos. Rarer birds like Cerulean Warblers, Scarlet Tanagers, Hooded Warblers, Baltimore Orioles, and Acadian Flycatchers have been viewed in this area.
The preserve is a mix of field and woods with one section having the Salmon Creek extension running through it. The woods are cottonwood, sycamore, willow and locust, with a dense understory of shrubs and herbaceous vegetation. It makes for great feeding grounds for the birds on their migratory journeys.
The "marked trail" (shown in light green) is a lightly trodden path through the hillside, beginning on Brooks Hill Road and coming out onto Salmon Creek Road. The "unmarked trail" changes every season as previous hikers and birders wend their way through the field and light woods west of Salmon Creek Road.
During a good migration you can stand with you binoculars just off Salmon Creek Road and view the birds. At other times, you need to park along the side of the road and trek into the fields and woods for good viewing.
to get there:
Brooks Hill Road
From Ithaca, take route 34 (East Shore Drive) north to 34B in South Lansing. Go west on route 34B then north onto Ludlowville Road. In Ludlowville, Ludlowville road turns east and you want to go north instead onto Salmon Creek Road. Go about 4 miles north on Salmon Creek Road to Brooks Hill Road. Park off the road.
Lansing, NY (near Ithaca)
Lansing is a small town of about 11000 people spread out over a large area of farm communities and hamlets. The center of town is near the intersection of route 13 and Triphammer Road (just southwest of the Tompkins Airport).
4500 households and 2700 families; household income is $49000
the official Lansing website is: http://www.lansingtown.com/
A good source of current Lansing info is the online newspaper:
ZIPCODE 14850 is Lansing in Tompkins County
Area Code 607
town hall is 042-33-59N 076-31-55W
town is named after John Lansing who was a noted NY politician in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.