Whether you’re new to Ithaca, have memories in Ithaca, or are a lifelong resident, you’ll learn why Ithacans love where they live in this beautiful new guidebook to all things local. 365 Things to Do in Ithaca by Laurel Guy will be released in December by Schiffer Publishing.
Gorges. Enlightened. Quirky.
Ithacans do things differently. On Cayuga Lake in the heart of New York’s Finger Lakes, Ithaca is the home to Cornell University and Ithaca College and is also affectionately known as “Ten Square Miles Surrounded by Reality.”
In this inspiring, innovative guidebook, Ithaca insider Laurel Guy weaves 10,000 details into a portrait of the town, its people and yes, the weather. Recording her thoughts over the course of a year, she takes readers on a one-of-a-kind exploration of the city and its surroundings, delving into both history and what’s new.
Follow the original Yellow Brick Road. Hunt for the stone VW. Go rutabaga curling. Find Carl Sagan’s house and more.
This is Ithaca at its best. Natural wonders. Spectacular views. Offbeat outings. Secret histories and little-known stories. Cool Ithaca characters. Cornell trivia. Architectural treasures. Shops. Restaurants and bars. Coffee. Art. Festivals. Theater. Wineries. Craft beer. Music. Dance. Waterfalls. Trails. Kidstuff. Seasonal rituals. And, of course gorgeous gorges.
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. One of the founders of the Ithaca Artists Market and Circus Eccentrithaca, she served as director of the Ithaca Festival and the Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts. A 35-year resident, Laurel Guy is one of the most successful Realtors™ in the region. You may find her downtown on The Commons or out in the field making plein air pastels.
“For me, Ithaca is not just one thing—it’s everything! Waterfalls, the Farmer’s Market, chocolate, walking my dog Hugo in Upper Treman, local art, a great meal out with friends, DeWitt Mall, perfect clouds in a blue sky, Flat Rock, kindred spirits, picking blueberries, an amazing concert at the State Theatre, the smell of coffee brewing, fall colors, Taughannock Falls, people who can tap dance, Grassroots, fields of sunflowers, and Cayuga Lake. A giant gratitude list” – Laurel Guy.
192 pages | 6” X 9” | 435 color images | Paperback |978-0764352577 | $24.99
Now available for pre-order. A perfect gift to celebrate 2017!