Newman Overlook, located at one of the highest points in the arboretum and on campus, provides a spectacular view of both the arboretum and far distant points. This majestic vista was created when Fall Creek’s waters carved out a giant bowl 12,000 years ago. The stone structure was made from llenroc (Cornell spelled backwards), a form of New York State bluestone. Chess players, joggers, geology students, and birders particularly enjoy this beautiful spot. Visitors often ring the huge bell on the overlook, making everyone within the 150-acre arboretum aware of their presence.
Click here to view a plant list for this collection (pdf file, 9 pages)
Click below to hear a two-minute audio narrative about Newman Overlook.