Just North of Ithaca, visit the pastoral town of Lansing, NY. This farming community spans 14 miles along the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake. Its rolling landscapes and views of the lake make it an ideal location for photographers and artists to capture the region’s natural beauty.
Shop ‘til you drop in Lansing
Do some shopping or catch a movie at the area’s biggest shopping center, The Shops at Ithaca Mall. If you need some supplies for your vacation in Ithaca, Target is conveniently located within the mall. You can also shop a variety of stores including Dick’s Sporting Goods, The Bon Ton, and Best Buy.
An essential stop is Lansing Park/Myer's Point, which is situated on the shore of Cayuga Lake. Open year-round, amenities include designated campsites for tent and RV camping, boat launches and docks, pavilion and picnic spots, a seasonally life-guarded swimming area, and a large playground. Get out on the water with a kayak or paddleboard rental from Paddle-N-More located by the water. It is perfect for large family gatherings, or simply a relaxing day at the lake. Be on the lookout for the beloved Ice Cream Man, who frequently makes appearances in the ‘Meg-A-Moo’s Ice Cream’ truck throughout the summer selling lots of cold, yummy treats. Also, don't miss out on the Lansing Community Fireworks held at the park celebrating America's birthday!
You already know that Ithaca is famous for its waterfalls, but did you know that Lansing is home to two renowned falls as well? That’s right, Ludlowville Falls and the lesser known Emilie Jonas Falls Nature Trail are located in the town of Lansing. These quiet, hidden waterfalls are perfect escapes when you are looking for a place to unwind.
Places to Eat
Crossroads Bar & Grille and Flynn’s Roadhouse Café are two great places to grab a bite to eat and occasionally listen to some live music. Rogues’ Harbor Inn, an 1830s landmark on the National Register of Historic Places, serves as a bed & breakfast and dinner restaurant for the town. Like Ithaca, Lansing has a variety of restaurants to discover.
Swing on over to Lansing for a great addition to any stay in Ithaca.