The seminar will be hosted in Ithaca, New York, the home of Cornell University. Ithaca is located at the southern tip of Cayuga Lake, the longest of the Finger Lakes. Ithaca is known for its waterfalls and deep gorges that were formed by glaciers during the Ice Age and there are many hiking trails in the local parks. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology provides bird watching activities, 4 miles of nature trails and an indoor visitor center with science exhibits and artwork. Ithaca has many fine restaurants, including the Moosewood Restaurant, known for its award-winning vegetarian cookbooks. Cultural activities include the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art on Cornell's campus and the Hangar Theater. Explore some of the wonderful things to do in Ithaca in the "Other Points of Interest" below.

Map of Western New York

Travel Tips

Visitors to Ithaca can fly into the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport. Other airports are also available but would likely require a car rental. Driving distances are noted in the airport details below. Additional travel recommendations can be found in these Travel to Ithaca tips. Once in Ithaca, the Ithaca TCAT bus system provides a convenient way to travel around town.

Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport
1 Culligan Drive
Ithaca, NY 14850
Code: ITH
Syracuse Hancock International Airport
1000 Col Eileen Collins Blvd
Syracuse, NY 13212
Code: SYR
1 hour drive from Syracuse to Ithaca
Greater Rochester International Airport
1200 Brooks Ave
Rochester, NY 14624
Code: ROC
2 hour drive from Rochester to Ithaca
Buffalo Niagara International Airport
4200 Genesee St
Buffalo, NY 14225
Code: BUF
3 hour drive from Buffalo to Ithaca

Other Points of Interest

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View of the Erie Canal by John William Hill (1829)