Ithaca Fall Activities Guide


Ithaca Fall Activities Guide

As the summer sunshine yields to the crisp embrace of fall, there's no better time to plan a getaway to the Finger Lakes region. Choose La Tourelle to host your seasonal escape and embrace the magic of Ithaca fall activities. From scenic fall foliage hikes to apple harvest festivals and award-winning wine tastings, there is something for everyone! 

Ithaca Fall Foliage Hikes

Fall is a beautiful time to explore the great outdoors and our scenic nature trails! La Tourelle offers direct access to the Buttermilk Falls trail system, where you can explore hillside woodlands, vistas, and waterfalls. Here are a few more popular fall hikes:


Finger Lakes Apple Harvest Activities  

Experience the longstanding heritage of apple production in the Finger Lakes region this fall. 


More Fall Activities in the Finger Lakes


  • Take a scenic drive during your Ithaca fall getaway! We recommend driving around Cornell University or on the Cayuga Lake Scenic Byway.

  • Discover the beauty of Cayuga Lake from the water this fall on a scenic boat cruise. Discover Cayuga Lake offers several educational cruises, such as the Fall Foliage Eco Cruise, where you will learn the history and ecology of the lake backdropped by vibrant fall colors. And if you want to combine your fall foliage charter with visits to local wineries, we recommend Bianconi Tours

  • Embark on a Haunted History Tour and discover the terrifying legends of Ithaca this October! 

  • Visit the Ithaca Farmers Market and shop locally for produce, baked goods, meat, flowers, cider, wine, and handmade crafts.

Plan an Ithaca Fall Getaway Today

Plan your Ithaca fall getaway with La Tourelle and escape to the Finger Lakes region this season. Enjoy exploring our 70-acre property, unwind with revitalizing treatments at our on-site spa, and savor unique dishes at our on-site restaurant. Discover our collection of 54 rooms and suites and enjoy some of the coziest accommodations in the Finger Lakes region!