Things to Do

Local Links

Area Golf Courses

Newman Downtown Ithaca municipal 9 hole course - ten minute drive 607-273-6262
Cornell University Robert Trent Jones Design - 18 hole, five minutes away 607-254-6531
Hillendale 25 minute drive, established in 1938, 18 hole, a beautiful course 607-273-2363
Trumansburg 25 minute drive, well kept, privately owned, nice greens 607-387-8844
Catatonk 40 minute drive (near Candor), privately owned, 18 hole 607-659-4600
Dryden Lake 25 minute drive, 9 hole 607-844-8300
Elm Tree 35 minute drive (near Cortland) 607-753-1341


Beautiful glacier formed nature trails and lake scenery throughout the Finger Lakes region. Here are just a few “Gorges” areas that you should take time to visit…

Buttermilk Falls State Park A must see waterfall and picturesque trails; public swimming area
Cornell Lab of Ornithology Very short drive or walk to this unique observatory and research lab
Ithaca Falls Right downtown in Ithaca
Cascadilla Creek Falls Right downtown in Ithaca
Check out this map of local waterfalls!
Taughannock Falls State Park Eagle’s view trails, boasting a 215’ water fall; public swimming area on the lake
Treman State Park Gorgeous trails, streams and water falls; public swimming area

Wineries, Vinyards

  • You must take time during summer or fall to remain with us for a couple of days. Taughannock Aviation is located near the heart of north-east wine country! 
  • The Finger Lakes region is home to over seventy vineyards. Get a car (and driver), scope out a few locales and do some tasting!
  • Please check out the Finger Lakes Wine Country website for more information.
  • You can even reserve a package for a tasting tour, dinner and an overnight at a local Inn.
  • See Cayuga Lake Wine Trail for some package info and local maps.


Hangar Theatre Tough to get tickets, but worth trying. Mainstage productions run June through early September
Museum of the Earth Our Earth's astounding history and display, one of the nations largest fossil specimen collections, interesting and educational
The History Center Centuries of historic artifacts, information and photos from the region
The Ithaca Commons Center of town, beautiful outdoor walking area with shops, restaurants and even some nightlife
Watkins Glen Race Track Exciting race events throughout the summer, Indy Racing in July and NASCAR racing in August
Shopping The Shops at Ithaca Mall; Ithaca Commons; Community Corners; College Town…