Cornell has about 14,000 undergraduate and 5,000 graduate students on its Ithaca campus, with many highly regarded programs. A guiding principle of the university, that continues to this day, was espoused by its founder, Ezra Cornell “I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study.” Cornell is unusual in that it includes both public and private schools and colleges.
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Ithaca is at the south end of Cayuga Lake which, at just under 40 miles (64km) in length, is the longest of the Finger Lakes. Ithaca’s motto is “Ithaca is Gorges”, reflecting the 150 waterfalls in the town. Besides being known for its gorges, the “Commons”, the Historic State Theater, the numerous State Parks in the area, and its two universities–Cornell University and Ithaca College—it’s also the home of the Moosewood Restaurant, a vegetarian restaurant founded in 1973 and widely renowned for its cookbook. Ithaca, with a population of about 105,000 in its metro area, is 47 miles from Binghamton NY, 55 miles from Syracuse NY, 96 miles from Rochester NY, 154 miles from Buffalo NY, 162 miles from Albany NY, 167 miles from Niagara Falls, 220 miles from New York City, 249 miles from Toronto Canada, 329 miles from Boston MA and 351 miles from Washington DC. Mid-June is one of the nicest times to- visit Ithaca: the average daily high temperature is 73F/23C.
Ithaca for Visitors: www.visitithaca.com
Visiting Cornell: www.cornell.edu
Maps & Directions: www.cornell.edu/maps
Ithaca Visitors Guide: View on Flipbook
Wineries on Cayuga Lake: www.visitithaca.com/attractions/wineries
The Finger Lakes is an American Viticulture Area (AVA) most commonly recognized for its Rieslings.
General Information on the AVA:
Recent Articles on Finger Lakes wines:
This list has a variety of price points and all but three of the locations offer complimentary shuttles to and from campus:
Argos Inn (No Shuttle)
Fairfield Inn & Suites (No Shuttle)
Hampton Inn Ithaca (No Shuttle)
Statler Hotel (on campus, room block reserved at a discounted rate)