South Hill Recreation Way
This trail was developed in 1993 as a NYS Environmental Quality Bond Act Project. Today, it’s a gem for all of us to enjoy. It follows the abandoned rail bed of the Cayuga and Susquehanna, which was built in 1849 to haul coal from the Pennsylvania mines to a canal in Ithaca. Eventually it merged with the Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western Railroad and was abandoned in 1957. The terrain is gradual hills, mostly downhill on the outbound leg (heading NW) and uphill for the return. You’re in the Six Mile Creek Gorge. This creek is currently dammed for use as a water supply for Ithaca. Smaller paths lead off the main trail into the gorge. Terrain: Gradual Hills.
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