365 Things to Do in Ithaca, New York: Complete Insider’s Guide to All Things Ithaca

Laurel Guy
Schiffer Publications, December 2016

On Cayuga Lake in the heart of the Finger Lakes, Ithaca, NY, is home to Cornell University and Ithaca College. Gorges. Enlightened. Quirky. Ithacans do things differently. For every day of the year, there is something interesting in this guidebook to see or do. Laurel Guy weaves 10,000 details into a portrait of the town, its people, and yes, the weather. Follow the original Yellow Brick Road. Hunt for the stone VW. Go rutabaga curling. Find Carl Sagan’s house, and more. Guy serves up Ithaca with irreverent humor, whimsy, and a touch of nostalgia. Natural wonders. Best views. Offbeat outings. Secret history and little-known stories. Cool Ithaca characters. Cornell trivia. Architectural treasures. Shops. Best restaurants. Bars. Coffee. Art. Festivals. Theatre. Wineries. Craft beer. Music. Dance. Waterfalls. Trails. Kidstuff. Day trips. Seasonal rituals. A celebration of Ten Square Miles Surrounded by Reality.

About the Author


About the Author: Laurel Guy knows Ithaca — its people, landscape, architecture, history, and spirit. She arrived in January 1981, terrified of driving in snow. Once she discovered Smartwool socks, Sorel boots, and all-wheel drive, she never looked back. A founder of the Ithaca Artists Market and Circus Eccentrithaca, she served as director of the Ithaca Festival and the Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts. Guy is a 35-year resident and one of the most successful Realtors® in the region. You might find her downtown walking her dog Hugo, or out in the field making plein-air pastels.

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