Itahac, NY welcomes you! To a land of gorges, waterfalls and outdoor beauty. To a community of academics, artists and adventurists. To a place to taste, toast and treat yourself.
Explore the beauty of the outdoors in Ithaca. Spend a sunny day touring one of the many waterfalls and gorges formed thousands of years ago during the ice age or relax on the Finger Lakes' largest lake, Cayuga Lake. You'll find four New York State Parks ripe for hiking, biking, snowshoeing and year-round exploring. The Cayuga Lake Wine Trail has you touring, tasting, and toasting your way through the nation's first organized wine trail, sampling wine, beer, cider and spirits along the way. At the end of the day, rest your head in one of the contemporary Ithaca hotels or charming bed and breakfasts, from luxury to family friendly.
Ithaca is the perfect hub and spoke destination to explore the rest of the large Finger Lakes Region. Within a 1 hour drive you’ll find additional area attractions like the Corning Museum of Glass, McKenzie Childs, Waterloo Premium Outlets, Destiny USA, Women's Rights National Historical Park, and the beautiful Cayuga Lake Scenic Byway.
Ithaca is home to the tallest singe drop waterfall east of the Rocky Mountains. The 215 ft cascade of Taughannock Falls is 3 stories taller than Niagara Falls. Offering year-round experiences from winter adventures, downtown festivals and concerts throughout the year, and beautiful ranges of color during fall foliage season, all are accompanied by the quirky vibe that is just so "Ithaca".
Watkins Glen is a village in and the county seat of Schuyler County, New York, United States. Watkins Glen lies within the towns of Dix and Reading. To the southwest of the village is the Watkins Glen International race track, which hosts NASCAR Cup Series and WeatherTech SportsCar Championship races and formerly hosted the Formula One United States Grand Prix and IndyCar races.
Tioga County is a county in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2010 census, the population was 51,125. Its county seat is Owego. Its name derives from an American Indian word meaning "at the forks", describing a meeting place. Tioga County is part of the Binghamton, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Cortland County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2010 census, the population of Cortland County was 49,336. The county seat is Cortland. The county is named after Pierre Van Cortlandt, president of the convention at Kingston that wrote the first New York State Constitution in 1777, and first lieutenant governor of the state. Cortland County comprises the Cortland, NY Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Ithaca-Cortland, NY Combined Statistical Area. The Cortland apple is named for the county.
The Finger Lakes are a group of eleven long, narrow, roughly north–south lakes in an area called the Finger Lakes region in New York, in the United States. This region straddles the northern and transitional edge, known as the Finger Lakes Uplands and Gorges ecoregion, of the Northern Allegheny Plateau and the Ontario Lowlands ecoregion of the Great Lakes Lowlands.The geological term finger lake refers to a long, narrow lake in an overdeepened glacial valley, while the proper name Finger Lakes goes back to the late 19th century. Cayuga and Seneca Lakes are among the deepest in the United States, measuring 435 feet (133 m) and 618 feet (188 m) respectively, with bottoms well below sea level. Though none of the lakes' width exceeds 3.5 miles (5.6 km), Seneca Lake is 38.1 miles (61.3 km) long, and 66.9 square miles (173 km2), the largest in total area.