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July 25, 2017

Our Ithaca Neighborhood

Allan H. Treman State Marine Park

“Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” —David Mitchell
We've been in our summer home at Allan H. Treman State Marine Park for about two months and we really love this area of New York. Our new neighborhood is beautiful and very relaxing. We are surrounded by the State Park and Cass Park, both have a lot of green space and limited traffic, so our nights are dark and quiet...just the way we like it. 

The Cayuga Waterfront Trail starts near the marina and runs along the Cayuga Inlet and then around the southern end of the lake. It's a wonderful way to get around the traffic in town. The following pictures give you an idea of what our neighborhood looks like. 

An aerial view of our neighborhood  
The Hanger Theater
The road to the marina
Our marina
The entrance to the marina from Cayuga Lake
Looking up the Cayuga Inlet towards Ithaca from tip of the park
Looking towards the marina from the marina entrance
The other side of the entrance to the marina...part of the park with a trail and picnic tables along the lake shore
Walking towards the marina from the parking lot
The two docks to the west of ours are for smaller boats
Our dock is in the center of the marina
The Pearl in her summer home
Two more docks to the east of us for medium size boat...nothing over 30'
The dog park across the parking lot from the marina
The Cayuga Lakefront Trail ends at the marina
There is a pool, skating rink, play ground, tennis courts and boat launch within a short distant from the boat.
Boat launch for kayaks, canoes and dragon boats
Cass Park has a lot of activity fields for soccer, football, softball and baseball
Views from the bow of The Pearl
View from the flybridge...we enjoy sitting and looking at this view in the morning and evening.
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  1. One of our sons spent four years at Cornell and still raves about Wegman's market, especially their prepared foods suitable for a non-cooking college student. Have you tried it? My wife and I remember a meal at an organic/vegetarian restaurant in Ithaca that she found delightful and well, I was in no hurry to try again.

    Finger Lakes region is delightful in summer; January and February, brrr.

    1. We have found Wegman's...what a get store. I even mentioned them in one of our first blog post when we arrived. Not many grocery stores are blog worthy! https://sscruisingadventure.blogspot.com/2017/05/may-30-ithaca-ny.html?m=0

      You're so right this area is a great summer distinction...but we'll be heading south in October.