Local Attractions &

 Things to Do

The Trumansburg-Ithaca region abounds with both natural and human-made wonders. Whether you want to hike a gorge trail, check out a local farmers’ market, or visit an art gallery, the Halsey House is perfectly situated for you to explore everything this exciting area has to offer.

Parks and Trails

The Trumansburg area is the perfect place to take a walk or hike and enjoy the breathtaking natural beauty of the Finger Lakes Region.

Trumansburg Area

Only minutes away is Trumansburg’s charming downtown area, which abounds with restaurants, shops, art, and beautiful architecture.

Downtown Ithaca

Ithaca, a vibrant and eclectic small city, is only 8 miles away from the Halsey House, and is packed full of restaurants, entertainment, and art for you to explore.

Colleges & Universities

The Ithaca-Trumansburg area is home to several well-respected colleges and universities — including Cornell University, Ithaca College, and Wells College — making it ideally situated to take a campus tour or attend one of many events open to the public.


The Halsey House is located in the heart of the Cayuga wine trail, which is America’s first wine trail and is comprised of more than a dozen wineries along Cayuga Lake. The Seneca wine trail, which has over 30 member wineries, is also located in the greater Finger Lakes region.


Whether it’s winter, spring, summer, or fall, there are always special events and festivals happening in the area, from the Grassroots music festival in July to the Festival of Lights in December.