Hikes in Ithaca and the Finger Lakes are absolutely breathtaking. Buttermilk Falls State Park is one of the most gorgeous. Enjoy blue skies and lush vegetation in the summer, fiery foliage in the fall, breathtaking snowy views in the winter, and blooming, fragrant beauty in the spring.
Make a weekend getaway out of your inspiration for a hike and take advantage of all that Ithaca and Tompkins County has to offer. Spend a sunny day touring one of the many waterfalls and gorges or relax on the Finger Lakes’ largest lake, Cayuga Lake. You’ll find over 28,000 acres of public New York State forest ripe for skiing, hiking, mountain biking, and exploring. At the end of the day, rest your head in one of the welcoming Ithaca hotels or charming bed and breakfasts. What are you waiting for? Adventure awaits!