A Gazebo in the Gorge?

Cascadilla Gorge: Ithaca's Most Traveled Gorge

A Gazebo in the Gorge?

Ithaca, New York 14850, United States

Created By: Cornell Botanic Gardens


Look above to the rim on the opposite side of the gorge for the Adirondack-style gazebo precariously perched on a pinnacle of bedrock. This pinnacle was formed as a result of “architectural jointing,” meaning the rock was eroded along two vertical rockfaces that intersect at nearly 90-degree angles. The rock of these vertical faces was weakened, or fractured, by compression dating back millions of years when the Appalachian Mountains were forming.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Cascadilla Gorge: Ithaca's Most Traveled Gorge


Leave a Comment



Download the App

Download the PocketSights Tour Guide mobile app to take this self-guided tour on your GPS-enabled mobile device.

iOS Tour Guide Android Tour Guide



Updates and Corrections

Please send change requests to changerequest@pocketsights.com.