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BUTTERMILK FALLS STATE PARK

In addition to our 70 acres of lawns, ponds, gardens, fields and forest, our hotel’s Buttermilk Trail connects with the Buttermilk Falls State Park trail system.

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TREMAN STATE PARK

Enjoy the spectacular hike from Lower Treman to Upper Treman.

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TAUGHANNOCK FALLS STATE PARK

Taller than Niagara Falls, Taughannock Falls plunges 215 feet before feeding into Cayuga Lake, making it the highest waterfall east of the Mississippi River.

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WATERFRONT TRAIL

Take in marvelous views while hiking this six-mile walking and biking trail that extends along Ithaca’s waterfront.

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BLACK DIAMOND TRAIL

Experience a vigorous hike on this ten-mile, hard pack trail winding from Ithaca to Taughannock Falls State Park.

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CAYUGA LAKE

At 40 miles, this is the longest of the Finger Lakes and is a great spot for swimming, boating, kayaking, fishing and sailing.

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CAYUGA WINE TRAIL

Swirl, sip and savor your way through the 16 wineries nestled along the shores of Cayuga Lake.

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ITHACA’S DOWNTOWN COMMONS

Ithaca is a unique and lively college town and this downtown open-air pedestrian mall is home to eclectic boutiques, artisan shops, stores, restaurants, bars and more.

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RESTAURANT ROW

With a dozen great restaurants on one city block, Restaurant Row has something for every taste and occasion.

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ITHACA FARMER’S MARKET

Browse for local produce, hot prepared foods, a full range of vegetables, fruit, pastured meat, baked goods and beautifully crafted artisanal gifts at this weekend farmers market on the water.

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ITHACA COLLEGE

Located less than 2 miles from La Tourelle, Ithaca College is a modern campus housing close to 8,000 undergraduate students.

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CORNELL UNIVERSITY

This stunning Ivy League campus is located just four miles from the hotel, making us the ideal choice for visiting family, friends, alumni, professors and travelers conducting business at the university. 

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CORNELL PLANTATIONS

Explore the arboretum and a variety of unique gardens and nature trails.

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JOHNSON MUSEUM OF ART

The Johnson Museum of Art features world-class rotating art exhibits with stunning views of Ithaca and Cayuga Lake.

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SCIENCENTER

This interactive science center makes learning fun for all ages with a fascinating array of exhibits and programs.

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MUSEUM OF THE EARTH

Immerse yourself in the geological history of the Finger Lakes region and planet Earth.

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CAYUGA NATURE CENTER

This tranquil nature center features walkways among the trees, a butterfly garden and a diverse schedule of nature programming.

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NAMGYAL MONASTERY

Visit the home of the Dalai Lama’s Buddhism Learning Center.

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CORNING MUSEUM OF GLASS

Explore over 40,000 objects representing 3,500 years of glass and glassmaking from Egyptian times to the 21st century.

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STATE THEATRE

This jewel of a theater hosts over 70 plays, musicals, concerts and comedy shows per year.

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HANGAR THEATRE

Located in a renovated airplane hangar, this theater stages award-winning plays and musicals, live theatre for children, experimental theatre, new play readings, cabarets, special events, art exhibits, and more.

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KITCHEN THEATRE

his intimate 99-seat theater hosts Off-Broadway, regional and world premiere plays and musicals.

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TRUMANSBURG

Enjoy the bounty of Trumansburg's farms, wineries, cideries, bakeries, flowers and more at its weekly Wednesday Farmer's Market from May to October.

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WATKINS GLEN

 Experience the speed of finely tuned automobiles at Watkins Glen International Speedway, including NASCAR racing.

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SENECA FALLS

Close to several wineries, Seneca Falls is also the host of the National Women’s Hall of Fame.

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FINGER LAKES CIDER HOUSE

Finger Lakes Cider House at Good Life Farm is the hub of the hard cider renaissance in New York apple country.

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La Tourelle sits atop Ithaca’s South Hill with panoramic views of Finger Lakes wine country’s rolling hills and farmlands. The hotel is adjacent to Buttermilk Falls State Park with a hiking trail that connects the hotel to the park’s trail system. La Tourelle is less than two miles from Ithaca College, three miles from the Ithaca Downtown Commons and four miles from Cornell University. Ithaca is located at the southern end of Cayuga Lake and has an amazing year-round weekend Farmer’s Market and a six-mile waterfront trail. A short drive in any direction, historic villages with timeless town squares dot the hills and valleys of the Finger Lakes. The robust farming, winery, brewing and distilling industry provide rich and varied ingredients for chefs to take full advantage of and for visitors to enjoy during their stay. 
  
In addition, the eleven Finger Lakes provide ample opportunities for swimming, boating, kayaking, fishing and sailing. The many gorges and waterfalls provide spectacular hikes and the chance to commune with nature. World-class museums are also found from Ithaca to Corning and Rochester to Seneca Falls. Furthermore, music, theatre and lectures are plentiful in Ithaca and the Finger Lakes.