In this encore episode (182) of Walk in the Park from 2017, we visit Owasco Lake, the Finger Lake directly east of Cayuga Lake. We look at the Owasco Lake watershed. Then we visit Fillmore Glen State Park in the valley of the Owasco Inlet south of the Owasco Lake. Named for Millard Fillmore, the 13th president of the United States who was born nearby, Fillmore Glen’s most attractive and accessible feature is the Cowsheds Falls.
We continue with a virtual flyover from Fillmore Glen, over the Owasco Flats, and north down Owasco Lake to Emerson Park in Auburn. We follow that with a video visit to Owasco Flats Nature Preserve, scenes along Owasco Lake moving north, and finishing at the shore at Emerson Park.
Finally, we watch a short video (from 2017) about the Finger Lakes Land Trust’s (subsequently successful) campaign to create the Owasco Bluffs Nature Preserve, which is just the third publicly accessible conservation area along the lake.
Walk in the Park is a non-commercial, public access TV series shown on Ithaca, NY cable channel 13. Walk in the Park is produced by Owl Gorge Productions, a Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance partner.