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Welcome Back to Fall in Ithaca

Each Fall, Ithaca welcomes newcomers to the community, who soon become life-long lovers of the majestic natural beauty, vibrant community culture, and serene surroundings of Ithaca’s lakeside, gorges, and waterfalls. Fall foliage is abundant and there are many different ways to enjoy it throughout the season in Ithaca.

Whether this is your first year of creating college memories, or your last, your first visit to Ithaca and Tompkins County, or one of many, here are some ways to recreate that nostalgic experience, or revel in the yet to be discovered.

Best Fall Hikes in Ithaca

couple hiking at Robert Treman State Park in Fall

There is nothing like the feeling of hiking a gorge trail in the crisp days of fall, taking in the colors of the changing leaves and the beauty that surrounds you. Need some inspiration of where to go first on that fall hike? Check out our guide to the 5 best fall hikes in Ithaca. See you on the trails!

Ithaca Cider

bottles of Ithaca ciders

Ithaca and the Finger Lakes are making a name for themselves as a burgeoning craft cider destination. In addition to craft cider, Fall is peak season to explore and taste the bounty. Come sample the region's best craft cider and maybe even take some home with you!

Ithaca Fall Events

Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival cider

Downtown Ithaca is known for being a vibrant community, hosting annual events year-round and welcoming people from all over the world. Fall is an especially fun time to visit the Downtown Ithaca Commons because of the Annual Apple Harvest Festival and our magical Wizarding Weekend. Join us for the fun!

Parents Weekend

Ithaca visitors during Parents Weekend

Are you a college student crafting plans for your family’s first visit? Check out some of the top things to do during Parents' Weekend and introduce your loved ones to the beauty of your new home away from home.

Fall Lodging Packages

bed and breakfast near Ithaca NY

Take your time and make it a relaxing autumn getaway. Area accommodations offer special fall lodging packages where you can kick-back, relax, and enjoy your time in Tompkins County.

Find Your Way Here

bicycle on top of bike with boy looking out over Ithaca landscape

Make things easy on yourself. Find a convenient way to travel to Ithaca, whether by car, bus, or air. Once here, use this area travel guide to help you find your way with great suggestions for parking and wayfinding.

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