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Cornell Botanic Gardens Partners on Digital Hub for Local Trails

Oak Grove
Oak Grove in the F. R. Newman Arboretum. Photo by Jay Potter / Cornell Botanic Gardens.

A new website, ithacatrails.org, provides maps and information on all the hiking trails in Tompkins County, thanks in part to the Cornell Botanic Gardens, a partner on the project.

The interactive site is compatible with mobile devices and gives users the option to search for trails according to activity, including hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, biking, running, skiing and snowshoeing. Other search criteria include site, difficulty, trail length and trail owner/steward. 

The mobile app contains GIS technology to explore 28,000 acres of public New York State forest.

The website is a project of the Tompkins County Parks and Trails Network, with project management by the Town of Ulysses, Cornell Botanic Gardens, Bike Walk Tompkins and the Tompkins County Planning Department.

This article also appeared in the Cornell Chronicle.