Last post, we shared that Ithaca was voted the number one college town in America for 2012. This post will share more great acknowledgements Ithaca has received for the city’s lovely natural surroundings. With spring right around the corner, we hope you will schedule a trip to the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York soon!
Ithaca a Top River Town in America
Outside Magazine named Ithaca as one of the best river towns in America in 2012. Ithaca isn’t your classic river town, since its situated on the shores of the 40-mile-long, 400-foot-deep Cayuga Lake. But the lake is fed by nine creeks, which create hundreds of waterfalls and geologically stunning gorges along the city and nearby our bed and breakfast in Trumansburg.
There’s also readily accessible kiteboarding, fishing, cliff jumping, road cycling, backpacking, and cross-country skiing in our area. This year there are plans for a Black Diamond bicycle trail to open between Ithaca and Taughannock Falls park, 10 miles outside of town.
Ithaca’s Cornell University: Grab a Book and a Blanket
Outside Magazine recognized one of the crown jewels of Ithaca, Cornell University, number 5 best college for Outdoor types. I went to school in Los Angeles and taking our books outside to sun tan and study was an almost daily past time. How does Cornell shape up? “Cornell’s outdoor-ed program offers an impressive array of activities to take advantage of these natural surroundings—and while the full spectrum of options is far too long to list here, a sampling might include backpacking, caving, cycling, climbing, skiing, or paddling. Many of these classes can be taken for credit, and for free.” Ok, they are taking ‘the Outdoors” a bit more literally than we did!
Visiting Ithaca? Stay with Us!
Our bed and breakfast is only 20 minutes away from Cornell University. If the outdoors is your thing, we are immersed in the beauty of this region!