Taughannock Falls Jamie Malcolm-Brown

Made in Ithaca Gift Guide

For creative gift-giving, consider one-of-a-kind handmade items and shared experiences like live performances or dining out. A few of our favorite retailers specializing in locally made goods: Ithacamade is located inside the Dewitt Mall in Downtown Ithaca. Handwork, located across from the State…

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5 Waterfalls to Visit in Winter

Just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy Ithaca’s plethora of beautiful waterfalls and gorges. If you’ve never seen a frozen waterfall, you’re in for a treat! Many Ithaca locals consider winter to be one of the most interesting times to view and photograph our waterfalls. Head…

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Thanksgiving in Ithaca

Looking for something to do Thanksgiving day or week in Ithaca? Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner, with festivities lasting all week! It is now more important than ever to support our local businesses. Need to grocery shop? Head to a farmers' market. Holiday shopping? Browse our shops on…

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Press Bay Alley Holiday Markets

Small Business Saturday is the go-to event for local holiday gift shopping… but what about local provisions for your holiday table? You’re in luck– scheduled just a few times a year, days before big holiday feasts, the Press Bay Alley Holiday Market is the go-to source of local meat, vegetables…

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Best Fall Hikes

Close your eyes and imagine this: The smell of pine is in the air. A cool breeze hits your cheeks. A Fair-Trade hot pumpkin spice latte is clutched tightly in your hand. And a beautiful canvas of colors surrounds you. Now open your eyes. Where are you? If you said hiking a trail in the middle of…

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A Pet-Friendly Guide to Ithaca NY

They are called a person's best friend for a reason. Dogs bring joy to our lives, sometimes they’re our best friends. When we travel or go out to enjoy area attractions and restaurants, it’s nice to know that there are places where our beloved pup (child) is welcome to join the travel fun. Ithaca…

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International Rutabaga Curling Championship

This annual event is traditionally held on the last Saturday of the outdoor market in December. In 2022, the sporting festivities will take place on Dec. 17th. WHAT TO EXPECT Layer up and dig out those boot warmers– whether you love or hate the cold weather, the International Rutabaga Curling…

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Must-See Scenic Drives While Visiting Ithaca

From rolling hills to winding lake roads, quaint neighborhoods to vibrant college campuses…scenic views abound around Ithaca. No matter the season, a scenic drive is the perfect way to take in your surroundings and see the area. Whether you are traveling solo or with a friend, these drives are sure…

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10 Labor Day Weekend Activities to Keep Summer Going

September may bring cooler evenings and back to school activities, however with the lakes still warm and plenty of events happening, many people like to believe summer is not quite over in Ithaca and across the Finger Lakes. As o­­ur college students have just returned, Ithaca is getting a second…

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A TO Z ICE CREAM OF ITHACA

As the birthplace of the ice cream sundae back in 1892, it is no secret that Ithaca handles its ice cream business very seriously. Opt-in for a delicious treat on a warm summer's day with seemingly endless flavor options. Cone, bowl, sundae, or milkshake, we have you covered; check out our A-to-Z…

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