sunrise at Taughannock Falls
Best New York Waterfalls
As the saying goes, "Ithaca is GORGES!" Waterfalls are the perfect place to go to find some peace of mind. (image by Jamie Malcolm-Brown)
root vegetables on plate with red wine
Food & Dining in Ithaca
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Staying in Ithaca?
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Welcome to Ithaca, NY

Fall in Ithaca

Apple picking in Ithaca just might be the perfect seasonal activity. Enjoy the harvest even more with a trip to one of our local cideries for a crisp and refreshing craft beverage. We can’t mention cider without highlighting Cayuga Lakes wineries and breweries. Get the full fall experience and enjoy the season’s colors from the deck of a winery or the deck of a boat.

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.

If you’re craving more wide-open spaces, our ‘gorges’ views get even more spectacular this time of year.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.

In need of a place to stay? Ithaca has everything from upscale hotels to charming inns, so you’re guaranteed to find friendly and memorable lodgings.

Fall is a festive season, and events and live music have returned even as our community stays attentive to safety. Plan your Ithaca getaway.

ithaca falls with fall leaves

Fall Foliage Report

Ithaca Beer Co lawn and tent

10 Ideas for Outside Dining

red wine pouring bet the farm winery

Upcoming events! Walks, wine, and workshops.