Attractions near Ithaca, New York

Ithaca, NY is home to a lively and diverse downtown area, beautiful state parks and lakes, restaurants, shopping and more. And Tenwood Lodge is just a short drive from all of them!

Buttermilk Falls State Park

GREAT FAMILY ACTIVITY Buttermilk Falls State Park is a 811-acre state park located southwest of Ithaca, New York, USA. Like Robert H. Treman State Park, a portion of the land that was to become the state park came from Robert and Laura Treman in 1924. 13 minutes, 8 Miles.

Cayuga Lake/Stewart Park

Stewart Park is a municipal park operated by the City of Ithaca, New York on the southern end of Cayuga Lake, the largest of New York’s Finger Lakes. 15 minutes, 10 miles.

Robert Treman State Park

Robert H. Treman State Park is a 1,110-acre state park located in Tompkins County, in the Finger Lakes region of New York in the United States. The park is situated in the towns of Ithaca, Enfield and Newfield. 15 minutes, 10 miles.


The Ithaca Sciencenter is much more than a hands-on science museum It’s an escape from inclement weather, it’s a great playground when the weather is nice and it’s a wonderful family excursion anytime. Often closed on Mondays (except certain Holidays), don’t forget to include it in your itinerary if you have kids 2-14. If you are a member of certain other children’s or science museums, you can likely get a discounted (or free admission). 18 minutes, 9 miles.

Cornell University

Cornell University has numerous attractions open to the general public, including the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Johnson Museum of Art, and Cornell Botanic Gardens.

Ithaca Commons

The Ithaca Commons is a three-block pedestrian mall in downtown Ithaca, New York that serves as the city’s cultural and economic center. 12 minutes, 8 miles.

The Treman Center

The Treman Center is an amazing venue-barn reconstruction by a visionary stonemason-artist couple. Years in the making, this artsy and unusual venue began hosting events in Summer 2015. 15 minutes, 9 miles.


The beautiful State Theater of Ithaca often hosts talented and well-known musicians. Ithaca is known for its resident musicians, who contribute to a music scene which is unusually talented and diverse for such a small town. 15 minutes, 9 miles.

Ithaca Farmer’s Market

The Ithaca Farmers Market offers five weekly markets during the growing season. There are three summer locations: the Steamboat Landing pavilion and our two satellite markets at Dewitt Park and East Hill Plaza. 15 minutes, 9 miles.


The Dewitt Mall is a small one with antiques, home decor, books, toys, and more. Also at The Dewitt Mall is Moosewood Cafe – named one of the 20th century’s most influential restaurants by Bon Appetit magazine.


The Shops at Ithaca Mall, formerly known as the Pyramid Mall Ithaca, is an enclosed shopping mall located in Lansing, New York, just north of the city of Ithaca. The mall is situated in the junction between NYS Route 13 and North Triphammer Road. 25 minutes, 13 miles.


Wegman’s – if you’ve never been there, GO! If you take it for granted, Don’t! Purchase food to bring home and cook up in our cook’s kitchen, OR bring home prepared food (so many options!) to heat and eat. OR get catering, bring it home to Tenwood Lodge and pretend you did all the work, so easy! 15 minutes, 8 miles.

Silver Queen Farm

Silver Queen Family Farm is a rustic barn wedding venue (you decorate and have catering brought in) that has been quite popular with our guests, we enjoyed a recent wedding there! 35 minutes, 22 miles.
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