The Solo Sculpture Garden by The C Lyon
315 Acker Rd.
Horseheads, NY 14845
The Solo Sculpture Garden by The C Lyon was started in 1984.
It consists of three hundred pices of outdoor abstract steel sculpture
on the David Smith genre. At the present time it covers thirty acres of
manicured trails and another ten acres being developed to make room for
one hundred and fifty more pieces. The artist has experimented for years
with all kinds of paints and finishes to find the desired one that will
be maintenance free until the sun burns out. tha artist guides the walking
tours and there is a ten-minute concert at the Poets Park where the artist
recites several of his own poems, sings folk songs and plays the guitar.
The entire tour takes over an hour. The sculpture are not for sale.
The Solo Sculpture Garden by The C Lyon is nestled in the
Southern Tier of Central New York State in Chemung County (known as"Mark
Twain Country") at the foot of the Finger Lakes Region in the heart
of some of New York State's most marvelous scenery. The trails march through
splendid, fragrant white pines, slender red oaks, but most are moss-covered,
fern lined and all are guarded by hundreds of free standing steel sculptures.
One picnic table is available as well as restrooms.
Open year roubd by appointment only.
A brochure with map is available.
Directions: From Route 17W ( future I-86 ) turn right at
first light at Horseheads Intersections. Continue straight to Hanover
Square. Turn Right on to Old Ithaca Road. Continue straight (roughly 4
miles) and you will take a left (more of a Y interesction) on to Ridge
Rd. Go 7.2 miles on Ridge to the second Acker Road (it is a loop), drive
a quarter mile and follow the signs.