We stayed in a cottage just a few blocks from downtown so most everything was within walking distance. The neighborhood streets were full of charming old homes and the sidewalks were loaded with crispy crunchy leaves.
We chose to visit Taughannock Falls State Park and to walk the upper and lower loops around the gorge and the falls.
It was a leisurely walk, about four and a half miles or so. Very peaceful and very beautiful :: well, except for the occasional gasps from my friend....she was afraid we'd cross paths with one of these:
We never did
The Ithaca Farmer's Market was spectacular. Everything sold there is produced within thirty miles. It was all beautifully displayed :: wine, cheese, pastries, handmade gifts, jewelry, yarn, produce and so much more. Of course we traveled home with much more than we came with.
The market sits along one of the fingers of Cayuga lake, sheltered from the weather by pavilions. This was a view from the pier:
It had been raining while we were shopping under the pavilions, but we hardly noticed. The sun came out as we headed to the car.