New Guide to Ithaca's Wonderful Waterfalls
Ithaca is New York's consummate college town, best known as the home of Cornell University. School's out for summer, which means it's a great time to visit one of the area's other great attractions: the waterfalls, of which there are more than 100 of in the Ithaca area.
The Ithaca Visitors Bureau has just released a free field guide to the city's famous gorges and waterfalls, covering 19 public-access waterfalls near downtown Ithaca. (My favorite since my college days is pictured above -- that's Robert Treman State Park.) Some of these waterfalls are already on your GPS no doubt -- the 215-foot Taughannock Falls -- but some are considered local secrets, like Potter's Falls, located in a wildflower preserve. That's too bad for the locals. But lucky for you.