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Welcome to Ithaca, NY

With over 150 waterfalls within 10 miles, Ithaca, NY and the surrounding area were carved by glaciers that formed gorges millions of years ago. If you are looking for the best waterfalls in New York, Ithaca is the place to visit. Many great waterfalls are close to one another, so you can see many in one quick trip!

Visit Cornell University, explore the walkable Downtown Ithaca Commons, or one of the state parks, and you will see one of Ithaca's mighty waterfalls. Venture outside of Ithaca to the surrounding towns of Tompkins County and see some hidden gems for photo opportunities such as wine tasting, farms, and beautiful landscapes.

Traveling from NYC to Niagara Falls? Ithaca is the perfect place to stop half-way for exploration and a good night's rest at one of our many local lodging establishments.

Dining in Ithaca

With more restaurants per capita than New York City, Ithaca's culinary delights are second to none. It's a delicious statistic that hints at the variety of local restaurants and tells us something fundamental in the Ithaca psyche - Ithacans know food.

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Staying in Ithaca?

Fine hotels. Comfortable B&B's. We've even got glamping and a yurt, if you're so inclined. Whatever you're overnight style, Ithaca has a fun, friendly and memorable spot for you to rest your head.

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Robert H. Treman State Park

As the saying goes, "Ithaca is GORGES!" Over 150 waterfalls flow across the town, funneling water through gorges carved out thousands of years ago. Discover them for yourself.

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Events in Ithaca

There's always something going on in Ithaca and Tompkins County. Browse events by dates and see what's trending.

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Farm to Fork

Explore local restaurants, farmers markets, unique accommodations and agritourism events in and around Ithaca.

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Downtown Ithaca Commons

Visit the award-winning Downtown Ithaca Commons. A four-block pedestrian shopping area with over 100 unique shops, restaurants, street vendors & street entertainers; adjacent to Cornell University & Ithaca College with year round events and festivals.

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Ithaca is "Gorges"

No matter the season, explore the beauty of the outdoors in Ithaca. Spend a sunny day touring one of the many waterfalls and gorges or relax on the Finger Lakes' largest lake, Cayuga Lake. You'll find over 28,000 acres of public New York State forest ripeĀ for skiing, hiking, mountain biking, and exploring. At the end of the day, rest your head in one of the welcoming Ithaca hotels or charming bed and breakfasts. What are you waiting for? Adventure awaits!

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Ithaca/Tompkins County Convention & Visitors Bureau
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904 East Shore Drive, Ithaca, NY 14850
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