After a revelatory trip to Grand Teton, Yellowstone, and Glacier National Parks in 2006, outdoor enthusiasts Laura and Alan Falk cast off the shackles of software careers to begin new lives as tour guides and planners. The pair created standard tours to introduce travelers to the area's local wineries, gorges, waterfalls, and historic towns, as well as custom tours that let natives and visitors design their own experiences based on personal preferences and hunches about the location of buried treasure. Past custom tours have included birthday scavenger hunts, bachelorette weekends, and private birthday celebrations with wine tastings. Experience! The Finger Lakes draws on more than 30 years of intimate local knowledge to create lasting memories in a thriving area replete with natural beauty, rich culture, and a captivating history.
Shielded in JT Spectra Thermal Goggles and armed with Tippman 98s and Tippman A5s, paintball combatants rush through Ithaca Paintball and Recreation's fields and crouch in its bunkers, firing colorful orbs at unwitting opponents. The facility supplies players with rental or purchasable gear to use while working their way through the wooded field's buildings or fire rounds on a seven-person speedball field. Around Halloween, Ithaca Paintball and Recreation transforms its acreage into XScream, where gun-toting guests eliminate zombie-impersonating actors and levitating Renaissance portraits from its haunted woods.
The corn maze's 3.5 miles of twisting pathways trace a pictorial pattern as they encircle wandering patrons, who usually take 45 minutes to two hours to re-emerge. Customers equipped with a flashlight can up the ante by navigating the agrarian labyrinth in the dark on Friday and Saturday nights or by evading its extraterrestrial caretakers when they descend to prune the walls. T-Burg Mini Golf challenges pintsize putters with an artfully landscaped 18-hole course and a corn maze with 3.5 miles of paths. Entrants of any age can nudge golf balls through sculpted green slopes and around mini hazards while sharpening their botanical know-how with views of more than 2,000 native plants. Like a downed gladiator who suddenly remembers the blowgun in his pocket, the course's 19th Plinko hole can remix player rankings moments before the game's conclusion.
Casual Elegance is how I like to describe Atwater. We are serious about our wine, but not snobbish about it. You can come in with friends and have a great tasting and then picnic outside or you can pick our brains and we can educate you about our area and business in depth. We will cater the tasting to your likes.
The Kitchen Theatre Company is a professional theater celebrating its 20th Anniversary Season in a brand new theater in Ithaca’s vibrant West End, just three blocks from The Commons. We offer a wonderful mix of plays and musicals that start important conversations.