Ithaca is located in Tompkins County
, 28 miles northeast of Elmira
and in the Western Region
of the state. It lies between Danby and Jacksonville, along Highway 96.
Ithaca was settled in 1789 and named after a Greek island. Cornell University, for which Ithaca is famous, was chartered in 1865. Ithaca was incorporated as a city in 1888. Ithaca College was founded in 1892 as a conservatory of music.
Today Ithaca, population 29,287, is well-known as an educational center. The manufacture of electronic items, and scientific instruments, automobile and engine parts, also are a part of its economy. It also is a major salt producer and an inland shipping point.
Ithaca is at the southern tip of Cayuga Lake. The Cayuga Wine Trail begins at this point and continues north along scenic Highway 89, passing several wineries along the lake's western shore. Buttermilk Falls, Taughannock Falls and Robert H. Treman state parks offer recreational opportunities.
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05/20 Coming to The area
Rochester Greek Festival Rochester NY May30-June2 Serving your favorite Greek pita sandwiches like Gyro, Souvlaki and Loukaniko. Try homemade Spanakopita, Greek Chicken, Pastichio, Moussaka, Stuffed Green Pepper and Tomato and Lamb Shank dinners.
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival Utica NY July18-21 A Who's Who of Bluegrass in the Beautiful Catskill Mountains. A Gathering of Music, Learning & Friends.
Schuyler County Italian American Festival Watkins Glen NY August2-4 The Italian people, known for their love of family, food and friends are the foundation and spirit of this festival.
St Anthony Italian Festival Seneca Falls NY August30-September1 Music, rides, games, fireworks, delicious food and more await you and your family at the largest and most successful Italian festival in the country.
La Festa Italiana Scranton PA August31-September2 People come from near and far to enjoy the food, music and culture that characterize the Italian heritage. The finest Italian cuisine is cooked and served daily.