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The noted First Presbyterian Church complex is a historic church site in Cortland County, New York. The monumental Presbyterian Church site was constructed from 1889 through 1890. The central hip-roofed prime block is coupled by steeply pitched in gable projections. A multi stage bell tower, a stout and a tall steeple are prominent features of the church site. The building is an accurate representation of the Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals and the Late Victorian style of architecture. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Spread over 1 acre (0.40 ha) the Hatheway Homestead popularly known as the Tinelli's Hatheway House is a beautiful historic home. Designed in the Greek Revival arhcitectural beauty, a part of the home was used as a restaurant. The home is preserved as a place for the people to visit, the beauty of this home lies in it's structure. Several events are organised to make the visit worthwile.
The Southworth Library does not restrict itself to merely being a store house of books but goes beyond that. It also hosts variety of events and activities throughout the year; it is home to the Jennie's Book Club. For details, check website.
The Peck Memorial Library is a highly significant library site that dates back to the 1890s era. This library is an immensely resourceful avenue and boasts of terrific range of books and volumes. The building is a fine representation of the Queen Anne style of architecture, and is included in the National Register of Historic Places.
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a famous institute for the study of birds in their natural habitats. Its visitor's center has an observatory, a sound studio that simulates bird sounds, an art gallery showcasing wildlife paintings and a souvenir shop. It also organizes educational trails through the surrounding swamps.
The Cornell Plantations is a botanical garden that is located on 4,300 acres (1,700 hectares) of land. These beautiful garden consist of botanical gardens, ponds, arboretum and other areas around. The gardens also features natural gas, that comprises of fens, bogs, glens, meadows, woodlands, etc. The area offers walking trails that takes one to the beauty of the surrounding. The 14 km trail is filled with freshness of the water flowing and the serene and tranquil surrounding with the plants and trees around. it also provides educational programs to help learn more about this place.
The Justin Morill Hall, also known as the Morill Hall, is a landmark on the Cornell University campus. Consisting of classrooms, a library, an auditorium and offices, this place is recognized as a National Historic Monument. Verdant lawns surrounding this Second Empire and Italian Renaissance style structure adds to its beauty and charm.
Stewart Park is a stately park on the shore of Cayuga Lake. It has a well-laid out landscape design and is a favorite spot for swimming and fishing. Enjoy barbecue picnics, frisbee games and carousel rides. Sit in solitude on benches, enjoying the magic of the shore, underneath unusual palm trees.
The Ithaca Falls Natural Area is replete with jaw-dropping natural beauty, especially powerful waterfalls, jagged, brownish rocks and lush greenery. Explore gorges with rumbling cascades, streams and woody areas.
Dewitt Park is a small square patch of grass with beautiful views of the stately and historic First Presbyterian Church of Ithaca. It is good for early morning and evening strolls.
Located on East Green Street, Tompkins County Public Library is a treasure-trove of books, audiobooks and movies. The library hosts a lot of interesting events like book clubs, art exhibits and more.
Baker Park is a triangular patch of green grass, surrounded by beautiful trees and cottages. It is ideal for an evening stroll in south Ithaca for rejuvenating after a tiring day.