Beebe Lake on the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, New York, was created back in 1828 to harness the hydro-power of Fall Creek. In 1898, the dam was raised another ten feet to bring the lake to the size it is today. Like most colleges and universities in America, Cornell is located on the valley hills surrounding Cayuga Lake overlooking the city of Ithaca on land which could not be easily farmed.
NOTE: I know a lot of people from a message board post about Cornell are visiting this article. Just wanted to extend a warm welcome to you all. The campus and the surrounding parks are amazingly beautiful. Almost like the area is out of Middle Earth. Click Here for more photos I have taken of Ithaca and shared here on Views Infinitum.
During my visit two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of being guided by Ithaca bloggers Barbara of The Aspiring Photographer and Debbie of My Life in CNY. Both have lots of knowledge of Cornell. The nature trail they took me to had some of the best fall foliage I had seen this year.
The nature trail takes you to an old stone bridge over Fall Creek as it flows into Beebe Lake. The trail’s return leg back to Cornell’s main campus had views of the lake with colorful trees reflected in the water. Even the clouds had thinned a bit to show some blue in the sky.
With November historically being a cold, gray, wet month, I’ll be taking the time to catch up on all the photography I have done the last two months I have not had time to share with all of you.
NOTE: With the U.S. Holiday of Thanksgiving being early this year, I will be announcing the next photo assignment this Wednesday.