*RECREATION
 

The Cherry Orchard is surrounded by 52 acres of wooded land where you can hike, walk, and picnic. We have a pond stocked with bass for those who like to fish.

The nine-hole, par 36 Fox Run Golf Course is located across the road.

Next door to The Cherry Orchard is Arcadian Estate Winery that hosts concerts, dinners, carnivals & theatrical performances throughout the year.


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   Four miles south of The Cherry Orchard is Watkins Glen, home of the Watkins Glen International Racetrack. Host of numerous races including NASCARS Frontier at the Glen.

   Aside from racing, the village is also known for its quaint shops and the Glen Gorge, known as the "eighth wonder of the world." The Gorge includes Watkins Glen State Park.


Links To Local Attractions...

 

COLLEGES
Cornell University
Cornell is an Ivy League University that was founded in 1865. The campus features a clock tower (when class is in session the chimes play regularly), Triphammer Bridge and Falls, gardens, the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art and more.
Ithaca College
At Ithaca College you will find the perfect blend of liberal arts education and professional preparation. Our challenging academic programs promote critical thinking and hands-on learning.

 

CULTURE
Cornell department of theater, film, and dance
Corning Glass Museum
Greater Ithaca Art Trail
Hangar Theater
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art
Ithaca Ballet
Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra
Ithaca Community School of Music and Arts
The Kitchen Theatre Company
Museum of the Earth
New York State Baroque
The Sciencenter

 

DINING
Aladdin’s Natural Eatery
100 Dryden Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
Telephone: 607-273-5000
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Type of Cuisine: Vegetarian
Outside seating with light entrees and a great wine list.

Blue Stone Bar & Grill
110 North Aurora Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
Telephone: 607-272-2371
There are several things that you should know about The Bluestone: first, the food is terrific and the atmosphere is comfortable and inviting. Second, the chef Douglas Gruen is the owner and he cooks everything made-to-order. The meals are generous, the sauces and seasonings are exquisite, and the accompanying wine, beer, and drinks are worthy. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Come grab a cozy table, or if you are alone, the bar is a friendly place to dine and meet people. I know you will be plesantly satisfied, and look forward to coming back again.

The Boatyard Grill
525 Taughannock Blvd.
Ithaca, NY 14850
Type of Cuisine: Waterfront Dining
Telephone: 607-256-2628
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Ithaca's premier waterfront restaurant and bar.

Cayuga Lake Cruises/MV Manhattan
708 West Buffalo Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
Telephone: 607-256-0898
May-October: Come enjoy an evening aboard the MV Manhattan, offering panoramic views of Cayuga Lake, the countryside, and a delicious meal during the cruise. Also offering lunch, Sunday Brunch, and group cocktail cruises.

Dano's Heuriger on Seneca
Though modeled on a centuries-old Viennese tradition, there's never been anything quite like Dano's Heuriger on Seneca, America's first heuriger (pronounced Hoy-rig-er). Dano's on Seneca combines the traditional Viennese Winery Restaurant concept with the region's award winning wines and the superb Viennese-inspired cooking of Dano's chef/co-owner Dano Hutnik and pastry chef/co-owner Karen.

Hazelnut Kitchen
53 East Main Street
Trumansburg, NY 14886
Telephone: 607-387-4433
Chef/owners, Jonah and Christina McKeough relocated to Trumansburg, NY from Philadelphia in search of a progressive yet rural community to both raise their family and open a restaurant of their own. A 4-star restaurant, just walking distance from Juniper Hill Bed & Breakfast!

Heights Cafe & Grill
903 Hanshaw Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
Telephone: 607-257-4144
Type of Cuisine: Bistro
Culinary Institute of America graduates preside over this highly acclaimed Finger Lakes Region restaurant. Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.

Ithaca Bakery
400 N. Meadow Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
Telephone: 607-273-7110
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Type of Cuisine: Bakeries & Cafes
Outstanding gourmet deli & bakery of the Finger Lakes featuring sandwiches, salads, entrees, pastry, breads, and bagels.

John Thomas Steak House
1152 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
Telephone: 607-273-3464
Those of us who serve you at the John Thomas Steakhouse also want to be the best. That is the reason we “dry age” our extra-extra quality beef. Most places say that their beef is aged when it is one or two weeks old. We’ve found that super quality beef continues to improve for four, five, six weeks. Like great wines that improve over time, great beef gets sweeter, more tender, and acquires a taste that cannot be duplicated, except with proper age. Our kind of beef is extremely expensive. We pay more in the beginning, it loses twenty percent of its weight in the aging cooler, and then we have to trim it. And the meat, meanwhile, demands special care; each piece must be stored in specially refrigerated meat coolers that maintain specific humidity, temperature, and air circulation.

Just A Taste Tapas Bar
116 North Aurora Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
Telephone: 607-277-9463
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Type of Cuisine: Bistro
International menu- try a flight of wine! Wonderful outdoor dining courtyard!

Madeline's
215 E. State Street, The Commons
Ithaca, NY 14850
Sunday - Thursday 5-12pm; Friday - Saturday 5pm-1am
Telephone: 607-277-2253
Type of Cuisine: Bistro Fine Euro-Asian cuisine.
Known for homemade gourmet desserts & premium bar. Serving dinner Sunday through Thursday.

Mahogany Grill
112-114 N. Aurora St.
Ithaca, NY 14850
Telephone: 607-272-1438
Type of Cuisine: American
Fresh seafood, USDA Black Angus, Martini bar. Open Daily for lunch and dinner, and also serve a Sunday Champagne Brunch. Grill also takes graduation reservations.

Maxie's Supper Club and Oyster Bar
635 West State Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
Telephone: 607-272-4136
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Type of Cuisine: Seafood
Fresh seafood, New-Orleans cooking, oyster bar, late-night kitchen, live music, extensive bar.

Moosewood Restaurant
215 N. Cayuga Street, DeWitt Mall
Ithaca, NY 14850
Telephone: 607-273-9610
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Type of Cuisine: Vegetarian
Inspired from famous cookbooks, offering vegetarian gourmet and International cuisine.

Pumpkin Hill Bistro
2051 State Route 90
Aurora, NY 13026
Telephone: 315-364-7091
Enjoy moderately priced New World Country Fare, in a charming 19th century farmhouse setting.

Red Newt Bistro and Winery
3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841
Telephone: 607-546-4100
The Red Newt Bistro represents the finest in fresh regional cuisine of the Finger Lakes. Every menu is build with the diner and the farmer in mind. Local ingredients are the main fare, and seasonality is the life blood of every menu. The Chef's Menu, which represents the pinnacle of Chef Debra Whiting creative expression includes, lunch items, appetizers and our "comfort corner."

Rongovian Embassy to the United States
1 Main Street
Trumansburg, NY 14886
Telephone: 607-387-3334
Type of Cuisine: Mexican
Enjoy live music and a great dining atmosphere... it's all here at the world renowned Rongo!

Simply Red Lakeside Bistro
Sheldrake Point Vineyard.

Suzanne Fine Regional Cuisine
Restaurant offering fine dining in the Finger Lakes, specializing in farm fresh and country elegant cuisine with an excellent selection of Finger Lake Wines. Overlooking Seneca Lake.

Taughannock Farms Inn
2030 Gorge Rte. 89
Trumansburg, NY 14886
Telephone: 607-387-7711
Type of Cuisine: American
For the price of an entree, guests get appetizer, salad, entree, and dessert.

Taverna Banfi
130 Statler Hotel, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
Telephone: 607-254-2565
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Type of Cuisine: Italian
The newly re-designed Taverna Banfi offers an authentic Italian dining experience in the heart of the Cornell campus. Similar to a lively Italian trattoria, the ambiance is upscale casual. As a proud member of the Finger Lakes Culinary Bounty, the menu features products from 20 regional farms in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch.

Woodland Roadhouse
9632 Rte. 96
Casual, family friendly, smoked meats, American food, a real mutt menu! Just up the road beyond Trumansburg.

ZaZa's Cucina
622 Cascadilla St.
Ithaca, NY 14850
Telephone: 607-273-9292
Type of Cuisine: Italian
Traditional Northern Italian cuisine with a variety of fresh homemade pasta made daily.

EVENTS
Ithaca Festival
The tradition of the Ithaca Festival started in 1977 as an arts festival called Celebration Ithaca. Over the past 29 years, the Ithaca Festival has grown into a true celebration of community that is rich in talent, bringing together people of all ages and ethnicities.

Finger Lakes Wine Festival
The Finger Lakes Wine Festival, supported by Corning Museum of Glass. Over 70 prestigious wineries from Upstate New York will be on hand to offer tastings and sales. Enjoy quality arts & crafts vendors, gourmet foods, wine seminars, cooking demonstrations, live music, pace car rides, and Corning Museum’s Hot Glass Road Show.

Watkins Glen International
Home of the Nascar Nextel Cup and so much more. Check out their events calendar.

Trumansburg Grassroots Festival

 

NATURE

Buttermilk Falls State Park
Route 13 South
Ithaca, NY 14850
Telephone: 607-273-5761
Toll Free: for camping reservations 1-800-456-CAMP
Buttermilk Creek descends more than 500 feet in a series of cascades and rapids. A natural pool at the base of Buttermilk Falls provides swimming with the feel of an old swimming hole. Upstream, a scenic trail circles Lake Treman. Limited cross-country skiing, summer recreation program. Picnic area, camping, playground, hiking trails, swimming, shelter and restrooms are available.

Cayuga Lakeside Stables
9186 Booth Rd.
Trumansburg, NY 14886
Telephone: 607-387-9050
Horseback riding.

Cayuga Waterfront Trail
Beginning at Cass Park continuing along the waterfront
Ithaca, NY 14850
Toll Free: 1-800-284-8422
Season: Year Round
The trail is a 10' wide hard surface dotted with benches, scenic views, and interpretive signage. The trail is a special place to relax, exercise, and enjoy the beautiful waterfront in Ithaca.

Ithaca Childrens Garden

Ithaca Falls
Lake St.
Ithaca, NY 14850
Telephone: 607-272-1313
Season: YR. From dawn to dusk.
Over 15,000 years ago, receding waters and erosion worked to form a one mile long gorge called Fall Creek. Features include six waterfalls, cascades & rapids. A small park is located on the south side of the trail for picnics.

Robert H. Treman State Park
An area of wild beauty, with the rugged gorge called Enfield Glen as its scenic highlight. Winding trails follow the gorge past 12 waterfalls, including the 115-foot Lucifer Falls, to where visitors can see a mile-and-a-half down the wooded gorge as it winds its way to the lower park.

Seneca Day Sails
Get swept away for a cruise on the vintage schooner yacht "Malabar X". Originally built in 1930, and victorious in both the 1930 and 1932 Bermuda Race, this vessel is the epitome of the fine wooden racing/cruising schooners designed by John Alden. Try the helm, trim the sails, or simply sit back and take in the beauty of the rolling vineyards, waterfalls, and cliffs surrounding the southern waters of Seneca Lake. Relaxing is easy with the wind in your hair, sun on your face and the gentle motion and creaking of a wooden sailboat gliding over the water. No two sails are ever the same, the excitement and taste of adventure on this historic vessel will draw you back again and again.

Taughannock Falls State Park
Its namesake waterfall is one of the outstanding natural attractions of the Northeast. Taughannock Falls plunges 215 feet past rocky cliffs that tower nearly 400 feet above the gorge. Gorge and rim trails offer spectacular views from above the falls and from below at the end of the gorge trail.

Watkins Glen State Park
The most famous of the Finger Lakes State Parks, with a reputation for leaving visitors spellbound. Within two miles, the glen's stream descends 400 feet past 200-foot cliffs, generating 19 waterfalls along its course. The gorge path winds over and under waterfalls and through the spray of Cavern Cascade. Rim trails overlook the gorge. Campers and day-visitors can enjoy the Olympic-size pool, scheduled summer tours through the gorge, tent and trailer campsites, picnic facilities and excellent fishing in nearby Seneca Lake or Catherine Creek, which is renowned for its annual spring run of rainbow trout.

SHOPPING
Downtown Ithaca Commons
The Commons
State St
Ithaca, NY 14850
Telephone: 607-277-8679
Season: Call for information
Historic Downtown Ithaca, & the award-winning pedestrian mall - “The Commons,” is the economic, social and cultural heart of Tompkins County with an international flair. Many unique specialty shops featuring apparel, art, fine crafts and jewelry, florists, children’s toys and apparel, books, music, musical instruments, contemporary furnishings and home décor, outdoor gear and apparel and antiques. There’s plenty of parking in the garages, free Sat-Sun.

The Collection Antiques
9-11 W Main St.
Rte 96
Trumansburg, NY 14886
Telephone: 607-387-6579 or 607-273-3480
Season: Year Round
18th and 19th century country and formal furniture, primitives, quilts, folk art, early lighting, decorated stoneware, needlework samplers, early pewter, brass and copper. The oldest antique shop in Tompkins County. Tuesday-Saturday 12pm-5pm; Sunday 1-5pm.

Ithaca Farmers' Market
Steamboat Landing
3rd St off Rte 13
Ithaca, NY 14850
Telephone: 607-273-7109
Email
The Ithaca Farmers’ Market was established in 1973. After operating in various temporary locations, the Market found a permanent home on Ithaca’s waterfront. Our site includes a large covered pavilion, picnic area, docking facilities and extensive parking. We feature fresh, locally grown produce, as well as plants, specialty baked goods, meats and cheeses, wine, condiments, ready-to-eat foods and a wide assortment of art, crafts, clothing and furniture. All products are made or grown within a 30-mile radius. Tiohero Tours also offers sightseeing cruises on weekends at the Market. The Market is a community-gathering place where you can shop, eat, and visit. There's always something special at the Ithaca Farmers' Market.

Ponzi's Antiques
9838 Congress Street Ext
Trumansburg, NY 14886
Telephone: 607-387-5248
Email
Season: Year Round
Great selection of 18th & 19th century formal and country furniture accessories, boxes, glassware, art work, rugs and whale oil lamps. Restoration work and refinishing. Open daily 9am-5pm

Trumansburg Farmers' Market
Village Park at Rt. 96 & 227
Across from the Post Office.
Trumansburg, NY 14886
Telephone: 607-272-2292
Local Farmers' Market selling produce grown in the Trumansburg area.

Thee Amish Market
Route 89 and Swick Road
Romulus, NY 14541
Thee Amish Market at 89 Traders Village has the largest selection of Amish crafted goods in New York. Market is located 30 minutes from Trumansburg.

Waterloo Premium Outlets
Route 318 between Exits 41 and 42 of NYS Thruway
Waterloo, NY 13165
100 Name-Brand stores with quality merchandise and great prices. Gift Cards available on-site and on-line. Located 50 minutes from Trumansburg.

Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack

 

WINE TRAILS
Cayuga Wine Trail
Nestled in the heart of the Finger Lakes is the Cayuga Wine Trail, a 16 winery member organization surrounding Cayuga Lake and offering a unique blend of fine wines.

Seneca Lake Wine Trail
Surrounding the sapphire waters of Seneca Lake, our 32 wineries invite you to experience a destination rich in history, beauty, and the production of world-class wines.

Finger Lakes Wine Trails

 

 

Local Events

Up to Date Events in the Area

Places of Interest

www.watkinsglen.com
Schuyler County Chamber of Commerce
Finger Lakes National Forest
Watkins Glen State Park
Watkins Glen International
The Windmill Farm & Craft Market
Finger Lakes Association

Colleges

Cornell University
Keuka College
Corning Community College
Ithaca College
Elmira College
Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3)

Wineries

 http://www.senecalakewine.com

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