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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.

On Campus:

Beyond Campus:

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 Visit Ithaca 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 (Finger Lakes Wine Country)
  • The unique Ithaca Farmers Market, open on the lakefront every weekend, April-December