“Ithaca is Gorges”
A Recreation Destination
Cornell University is located in the heart of New York’s Finger Lakes Region. Situated at the tip of Cayuga Lake, the surrounding area offers every type of outdoor activity imaginable. The campus is located near four state parks, and students often take a break from research to visit one of the many lakes and waterfalls in the area. Ithaca also offers performing arts theaters, museums, art galleries, and a pedestrian-friendly downtown with myriad dining options.
Optional weekend excursions to nearby attractions, such as New York City and Niagara Falls, are also sponsored by the REU program.