Guidebook for Finger Lakes

Kathleen
Guidebook for Finger Lakes

Food Scene

If you're in Trumansburg this is a cute, small (only a few tables but you can call ahead and take to go enjoy at the park!) café that I highly recommend. Everything is excellent. The BTE is my favorite breakfast staple!
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Creekside Cafe
4 W Main St
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If you're in Trumansburg this is a cute, small (only a few tables but you can call ahead and take to go enjoy at the park!) café that I highly recommend. Everything is excellent. The BTE is my favorite breakfast staple!
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The Elf In The Oak
4221 NY-414
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Northstar has an awesome brunch on the weekends, and dinner during the week - you can't go wrong with anything on their menu. They have a large parking lot and plenty of street parking. I recommend making reservations - it gets pretty busy! After you eat, walk a few blocks over to Ithaca Falls and enjoy!
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Northstar House
202 East Falls Street
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Northstar has an awesome brunch on the weekends, and dinner during the week - you can't go wrong with anything on their menu. They have a large parking lot and plenty of street parking. I recommend making reservations - it gets pretty busy! After you eat, walk a few blocks over to Ithaca Falls and enjoy!
If you're looking for the best pizza around, this is it!
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New York Pizzeria
2 West Main Street
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If you're looking for the best pizza around, this is it!
The best Vietnamese in town. It's usually pretty busy but well worth the wait. Their Pho is amazing!
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Saigon Kitchen
526 West State Street
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The best Vietnamese in town. It's usually pretty busy but well worth the wait. Their Pho is amazing!
If you're looking for soft serve, this is the place to go. It's attached to Short Stop Deli, which has great subs if you need something on-the-go!
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Sweet Melissa's Ice Cream Shop
200 West Seneca Street
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If you're looking for soft serve, this is the place to go. It's attached to Short Stop Deli, which has great subs if you need something on-the-go!
If you're looking to grab a sandwich to take with you to one of the parks, this is the place to go. They have amazing subs! Visit Sweet Melissa's in the same building for the best soft serve in town.
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Shortstop Deli
200 West Seneca Street
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If you're looking to grab a sandwich to take with you to one of the parks, this is the place to go. They have amazing subs! Visit Sweet Melissa's in the same building for the best soft serve in town.
They have the best pizza in Ithaca by far!
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Franco's Pizzeria
508 W State St
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They have the best pizza in Ithaca by far!
They use locally sourced ingredients and have a rotating menu. This is a good spot if you're looking for a fancier meal in Trumansburg.
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Hazelnut Kitchen
53 East Main Street
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They use locally sourced ingredients and have a rotating menu. This is a good spot if you're looking for a fancier meal in Trumansburg.
Owners are very friendly, and they have great brats and beer selecrion. Don't miss their german potato salad, either! Big outdoor lawn space, and they often have live music on the outdoor stage.
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Brews and Brats At Autumn View
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Owners are very friendly, and they have great brats and beer selecrion. Don't miss their german potato salad, either! Big outdoor lawn space, and they often have live music on the outdoor stage.
Delicious fare (I love the shrimp tacos and mashed plantains)and the margaritas are excellent!
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Bickering Twins Restaurant & Tequila Bar
114 N Cayuga St
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Delicious fare (I love the shrimp tacos and mashed plantains)and the margaritas are excellent!
A good spot for shared plates and unique food options. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sunday brunch is great!
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MIX
205 Elmira Rd
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A good spot for shared plates and unique food options. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sunday brunch is great!
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Gimme! Coffee
7 East Main Street
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Amazing Austrian food with a variety of Viennese-inspired dishes. Lake views. Reservations highly recommended.
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Dano's Heuriger On Seneca
9564 New York 414
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Amazing Austrian food with a variety of Viennese-inspired dishes. Lake views. Reservations highly recommended.
Make a reservation! The Stonecat is always busy, and for good reason :)
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Stonecat Cafe: Regional Cuisine & Bar
5315 NY-414
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Make a reservation! The Stonecat is always busy, and for good reason :)
Famous for their vegetarian dishes. Located in a former school in the Dewitt Mall!
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Moosewood Restaurant
215 North Cayuga Street
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Famous for their vegetarian dishes. Located in a former school in the Dewitt Mall!
Great stop along the wine trails for amazing pizza (and dog friendly)!
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Scale House Brewery
5930 NY-414
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Great stop along the wine trails for amazing pizza (and dog friendly)!

Drinks & Nightlife

The Range has great happy hour deals, good rotating beer selection, friendly staff, and always awesome live music.
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The Range
119 E State St
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The Range has great happy hour deals, good rotating beer selection, friendly staff, and always awesome live music.
BEST BEER AROUND. Sit out on the deck and enjoy the view of Seneca Lake! Dog friendly :)
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Lucky Hare Brewing Company
6085 Beckhorn Rd
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BEST BEER AROUND. Sit out on the deck and enjoy the view of Seneca Lake! Dog friendly :)
Friendly environment, gorgeous views of Seneca Lake from their deck! Dog friendly 🐾
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Two Goats Brewing
5027 New York 414
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Friendly environment, gorgeous views of Seneca Lake from their deck! Dog friendly 🐾
A must-stop, one of the most popular wineries in the area!
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Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards
5712 New York 414
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A must-stop, one of the most popular wineries in the area!
This is a Winery & Brewery on the same property. They also have a café for some good eats. Expansive deck overlooking the vineyards and Seneca Lake. Definitely stop here!
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Wagner Vineyards Estate Winery
9322 New York 414
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This is a Winery & Brewery on the same property. They also have a café for some good eats. Expansive deck overlooking the vineyards and Seneca Lake. Definitely stop here!
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Thirsty Owl Wine Company
6799 Elm Beach Road
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Farm setting and great cider.
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Finger Lakes Cider House
4017 Hickok Road
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Farm setting and great cider.
Great little distillery, you won't be disappointed. Try out one of their specialty cocktails!
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Myer Farm Distillers
7350 New York 89
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Great little distillery, you won't be disappointed. Try out one of their specialty cocktails!
Hosmer Winery
7020 New York 89
Winery, café, and Bacchus Brewery all in the same location. Often live music and events on the weekends!
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Americana Vineyards Winery
4367 East Covert Road
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Winery, café, and Bacchus Brewery all in the same location. Often live music and events on the weekends!
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Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars
9224 New York 414
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Finger Lakes Distilling
4676 New York 414
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Ports of New York Winery
815 Taber Street
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A unique set up of 3 wineries in one location, as well as a brewery. If you love wine slushies, make sure to add this to your list!
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Three Brothers Wineries and Estates
623 Lerch Road
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A unique set up of 3 wineries in one location, as well as a brewery. If you love wine slushies, make sure to add this to your list!
They have a really nice outdoor space to sit in chairs out on the lawn, including lawn games. Their food is great too!
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Ithaca Beer Co
122 Ithaca Beer Drive
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They have a really nice outdoor space to sit in chairs out on the lawn, including lawn games. Their food is great too!
Great beer, Silo Food truck is set up there on certain days of the week (their chicken sandwich is SO GOOD). Liquid State also also just opened a location in Romulus, NY with nice views of Cayuga Lake, worth a stop if you're out along the Cayuga trail!
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Liquid State Brewing Company
620 W Green St
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Great beer, Silo Food truck is set up there on certain days of the week (their chicken sandwich is SO GOOD). Liquid State also also just opened a location in Romulus, NY with nice views of Cayuga Lake, worth a stop if you're out along the Cayuga trail!
While the Fingerlakes are known for producing award-winning reislings, if you prefer red wine, don't miss Damiani. They've got some of the best local reds!
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Damiani Wine Cellars
4704 New York 414
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While the Fingerlakes are known for producing award-winning reislings, if you prefer red wine, don't miss Damiani. They've got some of the best local reds!
Great atmosphere with a wide selection of board games and video games to play while you enjoy a cocktail, Mocksville, beer/cider/wine, or something yummy from their food menu!
Modern Alchemy Game Bar
619 West State Street
Great atmosphere with a wide selection of board games and video games to play while you enjoy a cocktail, Mocksville, beer/cider/wine, or something yummy from their food menu!

Parks & Nature

Make sure to visit the overlook for some amazing photos of the 215 ft waterfall! The gorge trail is an easy walk to the base of the falls, or if you want a more challenging hike then I recommend the rim trails - they are less crowded and you can get some nice views of the falls.
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Taughannock Falls State Park
1740 Taughannock Boulevard
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Make sure to visit the overlook for some amazing photos of the 215 ft waterfall! The gorge trail is an easy walk to the base of the falls, or if you want a more challenging hike then I recommend the rim trails - they are less crowded and you can get some nice views of the falls.
This is my favorite park to visit. There are charcoal grills and picnic tables, and while swimming isn't technically allowed, you can swim here as long as you are being respectful. It's far less crowded than Taughannock, and it's smack dab along the Seneca Wine Trail!
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Lodi Point State Marine Park
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This is my favorite park to visit. There are charcoal grills and picnic tables, and while swimming isn't technically allowed, you can swim here as long as you are being respectful. It's far less crowded than Taughannock, and it's smack dab along the Seneca Wine Trail!
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Buttermilk Falls State Park
112 East Buttermilk Falls Road
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Stewart Park
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Right down the road from the house with great hiking, swimming, and waterfalls.
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Robert H. Treman State Park
105 Enfield Falls Road
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Right down the road from the house with great hiking, swimming, and waterfalls.
This is a must-see spot. Beautiful trail through the gorge, where you are able to walk underneath a waterfall! This park gets really busy in the summer with tour buses - I recommend going first thing in the morning or in the early evening before dark.
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Watkins Glen State Park
1009 N Franklin St
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This is a must-see spot. Beautiful trail through the gorge, where you are able to walk underneath a waterfall! This park gets really busy in the summer with tour buses - I recommend going first thing in the morning or in the early evening before dark.
This park is less crowded and a good stop for a picnic. When you drive in, go to the left (allll the way to the left) where the boat launches are. There are picnic tables on the left side of the boat launch area and you can walk down to a pebble beach that you'll likely have all to yourself!
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Sampson State Park
6096 NY-96A
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This park is less crowded and a good stop for a picnic. When you drive in, go to the left (allll the way to the left) where the boat launches are. There are picnic tables on the left side of the boat launch area and you can walk down to a pebble beach that you'll likely have all to yourself!
Connects downtown Ithaca up to Collegetown. A good short hike up the gorge with plenty of waterfalls.
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Cascadilla Gorge Trail
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Connects downtown Ithaca up to Collegetown. A good short hike up the gorge with plenty of waterfalls.
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Ithaca Falls Natural Area
Lake Street
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Beautiful gardens, arboretum, and serene place walk around and enjoy nature.
Cornell Botanic Gardens
Beautiful gardens, arboretum, and serene place walk around and enjoy nature.
Lots of walking paths and excellent bird watching along with educational information and tours. Note that dogs are NOT allowed here.
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Cornell Lab of Ornithology
159 Sapsucker Woods Road
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Lots of walking paths and excellent bird watching along with educational information and tours. Note that dogs are NOT allowed here.
A beautiful historic estate with formal gardens. Best to visit when flowers are in bloom!
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Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
151 Charlotte Street
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A beautiful historic estate with formal gardens. Best to visit when flowers are in bloom!
This trail goes along the inlet at the south end of Cayuga Lake. You can park at Stewart Park (free) and walk the trail to the Ithaca Farmers market (check their website for market hours).
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Cayuga Waterfront Trail
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This trail goes along the inlet at the south end of Cayuga Lake. You can park at Stewart Park (free) and walk the trail to the Ithaca Farmers market (check their website for market hours).
This trail connects Ithaca and Trumansburg. It's nicely done with a crushed gravel path. Note that if you start in Ithaca, it's a steady uphill grade out to Trumansburg, and if you start in Trumansburg, be prepared for the uphill on the way back :)
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Black Diamond Trail
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This trail connects Ithaca and Trumansburg. It's nicely done with a crushed gravel path. Note that if you start in Ithaca, it's a steady uphill grade out to Trumansburg, and if you start in Trumansburg, be prepared for the uphill on the way back :)

Shopping

Cute little gift shop with local crafts and goodies. Support the local businesses!
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Sunny Days Of Ithaca
123 S Cayuga St
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Cute little gift shop with local crafts and goodies. Support the local businesses!
This has a great mix of local artwork and thoughtfully crafted wares. Support our local artists!
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Handwork, Ithaca's Artisan Cooperative
102 West State Street
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This has a great mix of local artwork and thoughtfully crafted wares. Support our local artists!
Don't miss the Ithaca Farmers Market! Fresh veggies and local foods. Something for everyone. The parking gets busy - if you don't mind the walk, I recommend parking either at Cass or Stewart parks and walking along the Cayuga Waterfront Trail!
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Ithaca Farmers Market
545 3rd Street
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Don't miss the Ithaca Farmers Market! Fresh veggies and local foods. Something for everyone. The parking gets busy - if you don't mind the walk, I recommend parking either at Cass or Stewart parks and walking along the Cayuga Waterfront Trail!
Close by on 79, this little stand has fresh veggies and flowers (seasonal)
Ryan's Veggies
1707 Mecklenburg Road
Close by on 79, this little stand has fresh veggies and flowers (seasonal)
Quaint gift shop in the Village of Trumansburg
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Sundrees
9 West Main Street
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Quaint gift shop in the Village of Trumansburg

Essentials

Grocery co-op that offers a great variety of local, organic, and ethically sourced foods.
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GreenStar Food Co+op
701 West Buffalo Street
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Grocery co-op that offers a great variety of local, organic, and ethically sourced foods.
Natural foods grocery and deli with fresh and local products. Always a good selection of baked goods. Stop here for a breakfast burrito!
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Good to Go! Trumansburg Market
21 East Main Street
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Natural foods grocery and deli with fresh and local products. Always a good selection of baked goods. Stop here for a breakfast burrito!
If you've never visited a Wegmans, you're in for a treat. Grocery store offering everything you could think of, awesome subs, hot bar, and baked goods.
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Wegmans
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If you've never visited a Wegmans, you're in for a treat. Grocery store offering everything you could think of, awesome subs, hot bar, and baked goods.
Right down the road from the house if you need last-minute essentials without driving into town.
Dollar General
2124 Mecklenburg Rd
Right down the road from the house if you need last-minute essentials without driving into town.
Right down the road from the house - gas station and convenience store wares.
Dandy Mini Mart
2102 Mecklenburg Rd
Right down the road from the house - gas station and convenience store wares.
The main grocery store in Trumansburg. They have a deli with prepared foods and this is where we go for great cuts of meat to grill!
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Shur-save
2085 New York 96
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The main grocery store in Trumansburg. They have a deli with prepared foods and this is where we go for great cuts of meat to grill!

Sightseeing

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Taughannock Falls Overlook Visitors Center
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Getting Around

The T-CAT has routes around downtown Ithaca and up the hills out of the town. The closest stop to the house, however, is about a mile and a half away down a busy road (route 79), so not the best option to get to the house but good if you want to park and ride!
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Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit
737 Willow Ave
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The T-CAT has routes around downtown Ithaca and up the hills out of the town. The closest stop to the house, however, is about a mile and a half away down a busy road (route 79), so not the best option to get to the house but good if you want to park and ride!
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
803 Cascadilla St