Buttermilk Falls State Park
Lake Treman is a small lake created by a dam in Buttermilk Creek in the upper section of Buttermilk Falls State Park in Ithaca, NY. The lake was built in 1931. Later, Civilian Conservation Corps crews built bridges, steps, a road to the lake, the Lake Treman Picnic area, and a trail around the lake. Lake Treman was named for Robert H. Treman, who was chairman of the Finger Lakes State Parks Commission during most of the 1920s and 1930s. Hear the funny little story of how it was named for him as told by Josh Teeter of the Finger Lakes State Parks in our show, "Civilian Conservation Corps in the Finger Lakes, Part 1," shown in our Ithaca's public access television series, "Walk in the Park." See the schedule and/or watch it online anytime at our Walk in the Park vidblog.
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