On the Road: Upstate New York

With summer bidding her final farewell, blog intern Monica hightailed it for a quick trip toward Ithaca, New York.

What better to do with a weekend than hit the road with nothing but a destination? Especially when that final stop is Ithaca, New York.

Robert Treman State Park proved a great first stop – the perfect place to cool off in the mist of a rushing waterfall. To refresh us, we hit up the Ithaca Farmer’s Market – full of fresh flowers, produce, and goods produced within 30 miles of town – which sits alongside the banks of the Cayuga Inlet. What really grabbed me, however, were Buttermilk Falls, situated along the Gorge Trail Hike. As a Utah native who lived with the mountains, hiking is second-nature…but the Gorge Trail was by far the most beautiful hike I’ve experienced. Home to dozens of waterfalls, lush greenery and endless beauty, it made the term “saving the best for last” seem very appropriate.
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8 years ago

Wow! Your photos are amazing :) I wish I could take the Gorge Trail!
Well, I can’t complain because there’s a lot of gorgeous trails around Barcelona, where I live. This is the last hike I did: http://polinakocheva.com/2015/07/daytrip-from-barcelona-anoia/

Definitely going on a hike again this weekend.
Thanks for the inspiration! x

8 years ago

This is my home! So cool you guys were here <3
➳ Jessica

8 years ago

So excited to see Monica on the Free People blog! Have been following her personal blog for awhile now and she always seems to inspire :) keep shining!

8 years ago

How cool! I wish I could be there! http://www.thepaarblog.com/

8 years ago

Where is that first picture,which the diving board??

8 years ago

These pictures of this beautiful part of the world really capture the essence of adventure & I just love them. Nice post!

8 years ago
8 years ago

This is where I live!! wow, so cool that you guys were here, Ithaca is GORGEous.

8 years ago

These pictures are making me a little home sick! Upstate New York will always be my home- it’s awesome that you’re sharing its beauty with the world.

8 years ago

Ah so magical! So important to go play outside x


8 years ago

Amazing place. Beautiful waterfall.

8 years ago

Beautiful picture. Really beautiful the waterfall!