Over the past century, millions of people have visited Robert H. Treman State Park in Ithaca, NY. But most may not have known who Treman was and why the park was named for him. Well that is changing. On September 23, 2023, the Friends of Robert H. Treman State Park, along with park staff and officials, and members of the Treman family, unveiled an outdoor interpretive sign answering this very question. See this sign (at the end of the video) and hear what they had to say about the remarkable park legacy of Robert H. Treman.
Robert H. Treman was a prominent Ithaca businessman and banker who loved our natural surroundings in the Finger Lakes. In 1920, he and his wife Laura donated nearly 400 acres of land surrounding Enfield Glen, one of the spectacular gorges surrounding Ithaca, to the people of the State of New York for the purpose of creating Enfield Glen State Park. Treman went on to lead in the creation of many more parks in the region. Following his death in 1937, Enfield Glen was renamed in his honor.
Find out more in the Friends of Robert H. Treman State Park website.
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