Taughannock Falls Jamie Malcolm-Brown

Things to Do this Winter in Ithaca

When the rolling hills are covered in snow and the Finger Lakes have a sparking icy surface, it can mean only one thing: It’s wintertime in Ithaca! Don’t let the cold temperatures drive you to hibernate, make the trip to Tompkins County and embrace the season. From frozen waterfalls to unique…

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5 Ithaca Waterfalls to Visit in Winter

Enjoy Ithaca’s plethora of beautiful waterfalls and gorges. If you’ve never seen a frozen waterfall, you’re in for a treat! Many locals consider winter to be one of the most interesting times to view and photograph Ithaca waterfalls. Head down to any of these locations during the winter months if…

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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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Vegan and Vegetarian Dining in Ithaca

Ithaca’s food scene offers something for everyone People visit Ithaca for all kinds of reasons. Some are here to attend a cultural or athletic event at Cornell University or perhaps to do a little wine tasting. Others come to hike our beautiful gorges or take a sail on Cayuga Lake. Foodies come here…

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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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