Tuesday, October 26, 2010

What Else is there to do in Ithaca?

Lots - and we only had a day and a half to squeeze it all in. We stayed in a lovely little summer cottage (it was 32 degrees Friday night - no heat!) on Lake Cayuga - here's the view from our dock.
Saturday we pressed the easy button and took in the long distance view of Taughannock Falls from the viewing platform off the parking lot - wimps we were!
We had a lovey time stopping by some of the local wineries for afternoon tastings and a late lunch at the Americana Winery - yum!
I love rocks - look at this intriguing design in the water.
Saturday evening we had dinner at the Hazelnut Kitchen in Trumansburg - delicious - the husband and wife chefs are transplants from Philadelphia. Sunday we hiked - really walked - to the foot of the Taughannock Falls - this is just a little drip compared to the big falls - but still pretty. Surprisingly there was still a lot of color on the trees.If you look up to the top of the cliff - that is where we were yesterday looking down on the falls.
Here the falls are up close and personal.
And a little closer. It's only a mile and a half walk, round trip, to get a birds-eye view of the falls. When the snow melts this waterfall gets angry - I've seen pictures. Great weekend in Ithaca - if you get a chance to make the trip I strongly recommend it!


Sheila said...

Glad you enjoyed yourself on Cayuga Lake. We have a seasonal cottage on Honeoye Lake, one of the small finger lakes. We are in the process of closing up for the season, always a sad time of the year. Beautiful pictures.

Anonymous said...

I loved your photos. We visited the falls and saw them from the top and the bottom several summers ago. It's a beautiful area and nice to see again. You fit a lot into your short time there. Thanks for sharing your fun.

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