By: Len Dawson
Fall Creek Gorge is one of Ithaca’s prettiest gorges. Although it gets less attention than Ithaca’s other gorges because it is off the beaten path, there is plenty to see and do along the length of the gorge. Wharton movie studios, located where nearby Stewart Park is today, filmed silent movies in this gorge, including one with a real trolley car plummeting into the gorge from the Stewart Avenue Bridge.
These directions sound tricky because the road signs are less than helpful, but those who persevere will be rewarded with breathtaking views. If you’re traveling south on Route 13, take the exit for Route 34 North, Auburn and Stewart Park. Follow the signs for Route 34 North, but instead, turn right (south) at the “T” onto East Shore Drive, which becomes Lake Street.