The cool Northeast air is starting to warm up, and that means outdoor activities are on the rise!

I thought I would highlight one of New York State's scenic spots, which is less than an hour's drive from the Greater Binghamton area.

Each spring, my wife and I take a drive to Ithaca to walk the trails along the gorges and take in some of the beautiful scenic waterfalls.

The weather is not quite right to walk the trails, but once the weather breaks even a drive through the area, maybe even a short walk on the paved areas of some of the parks.

One of the stops we make is at Robert H. Treman State Park. There you can find plenty of trails, which include flat trails on the bottom section, and more challenging paths on the upper end.

The bottom part of the park also includes waterfalls, and in the summer they block out a section at the bottom of the falls for swimming!

You can pack a lunch, or bring some food to cook on the grills that the park supplies along side picnic tables.

We always have a great time, get some exercise, and we don’t spend a bunch of money.

If you're making some future warmer weather plans to get away for the day, the parks and pathways along the gorges of Ithaca is a wonderful place to visit.