Cascadilla Gorge/ Cascadilla Falls

A Literary Walking Tour of Ithaca (Historic Brochure Edition)

Cascadilla Gorge/ Cascadilla Falls

Ithaca, New York 14850, United States

Created By: Ithaca Heritage


This gorge gave its name to "Cascadilla Falls," one of the best-known poems by A.R. Ammons:


I do

not know where I am going

that I can live my life

by this single creek."

Ithaca's spectacular gorges are a major motif in its literature. Two Vladimir Nabokov characters meet in a gorge on an outing to "New Wye Falls." The War Between the Tates notes that " in Corinth, because of its unique geological history, the means of suicide are always at hand. Wherever claustrophobia strikes, you are seldom far from the easy way out, the traditional Corinth University way, out."

This point of interest is part of the tour: A Literary Walking Tour of Ithaca (Historic Brochure Edition)


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