Recreation & Attractions
There are plenty of things to see, do, taste, and experience at Cornell and in the greater Ithaca area to enhance your conference experience.
Whether you want to take advantage of Cornell's many offerings – or explore the natural beauty and cultural opportunities beyond campus – our Conference Planners can advise you on your options, and help you make plans and reservations and arrange for transportation.
Please contact us for more information about any of the following opportunities.
- Cornell's famed 18-hole Robert Trent Jones golf course, designed by an alumnus who became the world's foremost architect of golf courses
- The University's Johnson Museum, recognized as having one of the finest collections of art in upstate New York, and featuring more than 20 special exhibitions a year
- The trails and beauty of the Cornell Botanic Gardens
- Excellent birding at the world-famous Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology
- Foreign, independent, or art-house films at the Cornell Cinema
- Canoeing on Cornell's Beebe Lake (please contact us for information)
- Cornell's bowling center, with its own Kegler's Pub
Known for its beautiful lakes, streams, and spectacular waterfalls, it's no wonder that "Ithaca Is Gorges," as the local saying goes. Please go to www.visitithaca.com to learn more about any of the following opportunities.
- 100-plus waterfalls and gorges within ten miles of downtown, including the tallest waterfall in the northeast in Taughannock Falls State Park
- Cayuga Lake, three miles west of campus, with sight-seeing cruises and boat or kayak rentals available
- Wine tasting on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail or on one of the neighboring Finger Lakes, an area known among wine connoisseurs nationwide (www.fingerlakeswinecountry.com)
- The unique Ithaca Farmers Market, open on the lakefront every weekend, April-December