Find out why “Ithaca is Gorges!” Ithaca is located in the Finger Lakes Region and sits at the Southern tip of Cayuga Lake. Cayuga is the longest of the 11 Finger Lakes. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a member-supported unit of Cornell University in Ithaca, which studies birds and other wildlife. After our visit, board The Teal for a narrated boat cruise on Cayuga Lake. During your cruise you will foster appreciation of the importance of the Finger Lakes watersheds for local ecosystems, human use, and natural beauty. Buffet lunch is included at the Moakley House with the menu consisting of a Taste of Central NY. Next, visit the Cornell Botanic Gardens and Nevin Welcome Center. Responsible for the beauty of the Cornell Campus including cultivated gardens, arboretum and natural areas. Our last stop is to view Taughannock Falls. The tallest at over 215’ of the over 150 waterfalls and gorges within a ten mile radius. Ithaca was carved out by glaciers that formed gorges millions of years ago.