Quick Guide to Ithaca
Ithaca is located in the Finger Lakes region of upstate NY, about halfway between NYC and Niagara Falls. With a thriving college town scene, good eats, and great hiking, Ithaca is not just a stopover point but also a destination itself.
Sitting on the shores of Cayuga Lake, the natural beauty of Ithaca is one of its biggest draws. The town is surrounded by dense forests, towering waterfalls, and many gorges. Of course, hiking trails are in abundance throughout the area. There's also a handful of amazing international restaurants downtown. Festivals and concerts are ongoing throughout the warmer months. And of course, there's Cornell University, home to more than 20,000 students.
Points of Interest
- [4.0 miles from bus stop]: Robert S Treman State Park is the largest state park in the area with 12 stunning waterfalls and a very popular swimming hole during the summer months.
- [10.0 miles from bus stop]: Taughannock Falls State Park is a short drive north and has a dramatic 215 foot waterfall, several hiking trails, and canoe rentals on the lake.
- [0.2 miles from bus stop] Just a Taste Tired out from hiking? Refuel at this tapas bistro-style restaurant that gets rave reviews for its small, flavorful dishes that pack a punch.
- [0.7 miles from bus stop] Cornell University No Ithaca visit is complete without a stop at Cornell. With historic buildings, lake views, and an abundance of open spaces, this is one of the beautiful campuses in the country.
- [1.3 miles from bus stop] Herbert F Johnson Museum of Art There's over 30,000 works of art at this Cornell museum from impressionist to contemporary.