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Ithaca Falls Park, Fall Creek

Ithaca Falls Park

Ithaca Falls Park Fall Creek
Lincoln Street, Ithaca City, Tompkins County

Image Courtesy of Dr. James Zambito


Type: Park (Public).

Features: Bedrock exposure of the Renwick Formation/
Genesee Group in gorge walls & face of the water fall; Warrenella Zone;
siltstone channel lenses; brachiopods.

Feature Type: Type Section.

Reference: NYS Geological Association Field Trip Guidebook, 76th Annual Meeting 2007;
Re-Examination of the Type Ithaca Formation: Correlations with Sections in Western NY
For Online Reference Please visit: - www.nysga.net/Guidebooks.html

Quadrangle: Ithaca East.

Reason of Designation: This is the best place to see the Renwick facies near the type area.
The type area, Renwick Brook, has very poor exposure. Parking is available.