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  5. The Cornell Lab of Orinthology/Sapsucker Woods
159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, NY

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology at Sapsucker Woods is an oasis of nature, education, and peaceful recreation for all ages. Just 5 miles northeast of Ithaca, our state-of-the-art Visitor Center and 3 miles of level hiking trails are FREE to explore. Things to see and do include: inspiring art installations, including Maya Lin’s “Sound Ring” and Jane Kim’s gigantic mural “From So Simple Beginning”; a movie theater playing short films about birds; an interactive sound studio; and a 3/4-mile loop trail around Sapsucker Woods Pond, which brims with birds and other wildlife at all times of year. Binoculars and field guides are available to borrow. The Visitor Center is open from10:00am – 4:00pm, 7 days a week. The trails are open from dawn until dusk.

Contact Information
Phone: 800-843-BIRD


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Rest assured that all our members are taking the appropriate actions necessary to ensure guests stay safe during their visit. Our B & B’s will be following their own set of safety protocol, as individual as each member. This protocol will be formulated based on one or more of the following… the Center for Disease Control, the American Hotel and Lodging Association’s “Stay Safe” enhanced industry-wide cleaning guidelines, the World Health Organization, Governor Hochul, local county guideline, and/or many other experts. Please bear with us as we conduct our businesses differently than we were just a few short months ago in an effort to keep ourselves, our employees and our guests safe and healthy. Thank you.