This is part of a series on 161 things to do at Cornell, and this is #22 on the list: Observe the golden hour from the Newman Overlook in the Cornell Plantations
In freshman year, I had accidentally walked into the Plantations when I was exploring campus with a friend. We went to the Plantations office and gift shop and walked around it, but did not really see the plantations. So yesterday, I actually went to the plantations with two friends and observed golden hour from the Newman Overlook. In our 1 hour walk from collegetown to the overlook, we got lost several times and had to ask for directions each time. Even Google Maps couldn’t help us.
When we finally got to Newman Overlook, we hit the gong and it was a very painful sound. One of my friends worried that the sound would disturb the trees. I don’t know if it disturbed the trees, but it did disturb me.
My own photos did not do justice to the scenery. It was serene and beautiful! I will definitely be returning to see the plantations in the fall; I’m guessing it will be even prettier in fall colors.