A short trail passes through floodplain forest and marsh on a delta built of sediments deposited by the two creeks at the mouth of Cayuga Lake, which has long been long regarded as botanically significant by university faculty members. A causeway leads to the Cayuga Inlet Lighthouse, which was constructed in 1917.

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Lighthouse Point Trail

Enjoy scenic views of the south end of Cayuga Lake on the trail here. Find trail routes on the mobile-friendly website ithacatrails.org.

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Natural Heritage of Lighthouse Point

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