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Absolute must-sees/must do for adventurous people?

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Absolute must-sees/must do for adventurous people?

Excited to head to Ithaca. What are some absolute must-sees/must-do for an adventurous couple who enjoys art but also nature? I know there are some killer waterfalls and sights, but if you had to narrow it down, what would be the ultimate top picks?

thanks in advance!

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1. Re: Absolute must-sees/must do for adventurous people?

I'm going to work under the assumption that you're planning a visit soon. All three of the state parks in/near Ithaca would be on my list (Robert H. Treman, Buttermilk Falls and Taughannock). The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art http://museum.cornell.edu/ is another high point. Here are some more gallery suggestions: visitithaca.com/attractions/galleries.html. The Ithaca Farmers Market and the Ithaca Commons are also top sites to visit.

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2. Re: Absolute must-sees/must do for adventurous people?

Great suggestions from flmillcreek. Of the state parks, Treman (gorge trail) is best IMO if you want to hike.

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3. Re: Absolute must-sees/must do for adventurous people?

thank you!! much appreciated. and yes, trip is soon.

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4. Re: Absolute must-sees/must do for adventurous people?

Love all the suggestions. If you have time to travel to Watkins Glen (about 25 miles) the Watkins Glen State Park is beautiful too. With all the rain we have just had it should be awesome.

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5. Re: Absolute must-sees/must do for adventurous people?

If you do Watkins Glen, go during the week or early morning to avoid the deluge of humanity that appears as the day progresses.

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6. Re: Absolute must-sees/must do for adventurous people?

I may have missed this window, but a trip to the Corning Museum of Glass, the foremost museum for glass, art and science is well worth your trip.

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7. Re: Absolute must-sees/must do for adventurous people?

A lot of the trails are shut down for winter now. but you can go to the various parks in the area and see the water falls and gorges in winter. For Art, check out Johnson Art Museum on Cornell Campus.

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