The sites are approximately 5 miles north of Cornell. Take Forest Home Drive to Warren Road. Continue on Warren Road for 1 mile to Hanshaw Road. Turn right. Continue on Hanshaw Road when it makes a 90-degree turn to the left 2 miles ahead.
To reach the Fringed Gentian Natural Area, continue on Hanshaw Road. When you cross Route 13, check your odometer. Fringed gentians are most reliably abundant 0.85 mile ahead along the left side of Hanshaw Road. Park on the roadside.
To reach the Radio Lab Fields, continue on Hanshaw Road past the Fringed Gentian Natural Area. Look for a small, square, red brick building and storage area (the former Radio-Astronomy Lab) on the right side of the road. Pull into the driveway and park. Gentians are abundant in a meadow immediately north of the building.
To reach the Cornell Experimental Ponds, continue on Hanshaw Road past the Fringed Gentian Natural Area to Neimi Road. Turn left. The sitewhich is fenced and lockedis on the right side of the road. You will need permission to visit; call 257-2064. The gentians are abundant on a gravelly slope at the northwest corner of the site.