If you’re craving more wide-open spaces, our ‘gorges’ views get even more spectacular in the fall season. Ithaca’s vibrant downtown is especially enticing this time of year. Students and families can browse eclectic shops or enjoy outdoor dining, and Ithaca Commons is the perfect place to start exploring our city.
Fall hikes will take you on waterfall trails and lakeside strolls where you’ll be wowed by the fall foliage. The bursts of vibrant reds, yellows, and oranges make the season perfect for leaf peeping. Sapsucker Woods is an easy 3-mile loop and one of the best places for bird watching in the area. Bring the kids and experience these and other activities as a family.