Delight Your Senses In Ithaca

Autumn in Ithaca is a feast of sensations. It’s the smell of grapes during harvest at the vineyards as you drive along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. It’s the sight of brilliantly coloured leaves encircling 150 gorges and waterfalls for which Ithaca is best known. It’s the tasty crunch of apples freshly picked from the orchards. It’s the crisp air touching your skin during a fall hike along the Black Diamond Trail.

Get out of the city and plan an escape to Farm to Fork freshness around Ithaca this fall. Indian Creek Farm is the closest farm to Ithaca, offering guests a hands-on experience from 8am to 8pm every day, all season long. Many charming B&Bs serve locally-sourced produce, meats, and cheeses. For the best deals on overnight rooms, plan a Sunday through Thursday visit.

If weekend travel works better for you, the annual Apple Harvest Festival on the Ithaca Commons is September 29–October 1. It’s a three-day celebration filled with food, entertainment and apples!

The Cayuga Sound Festival is a home-coming for multi-platinum selling band X Ambassadors as they return to their hometown of Ithaca, NY to host an outdoor concert and city-wide weekend festival at Stewart Park on September 23. Internationally acclaimed acts including The Roots, local talent Sammus and many other well-known artists will perform on two stages in the park.

A fall foliage drive along vineyard covered hills, spectacular waterfalls, apples, and exciting events await you in Ithaca…a delight for all your senses.