Trumansburg Travel Guide

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Trumansburg Things to Do

  • Grassroots Festival

    The GrassRoots Festival is over sixty bands playing on four stages for four days and nights.It is a community event that encompasses performers from all over the world.It raises money for local non-profits with over $200,000 donated to date.It is a triumph of vision and perseverance by many, many hard working people.It is music lovers paradise.

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  • Taughannock Falls State Park's...

    Taughannock Falls State Park's namesake waterfall is one of the outstanding natural attractions of the Northeast. Taughannock Falls plunges 215 feet past rocky cliffs that tower nearly 400 feet above the gorge. Gorge and rim trails offer spectacular views from above the falls and from below at the end of the gorge trail. Campsites and cabins...

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  • Trumansburg Hotels

    5 Hotels in Trumansburg

Trumansburg Hotels

  • Juniper Hill Bed & Breakfast

    16 Elm St, Trumansburg, New York, 14886, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Halsey House

    2057 Trumansburg Rd, Trumansburg, New York, 14886, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • The Inn at Gothic Eves

    112 E Main Street, PO Box 95, Trumansburg, New York, 14886, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

Trumansburg Restaurants

  • lovely and pricey

    This is a huge old farmhouse with chair-rail porch around three sides and a dining room with windows galore overlooking Cayuga Lake from its hillside location. Dress code is generally button shirt and long dress pants for men and suitable matching attire for women. We did see some of the diners with polo shirts but they were guests staying at the...

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  • First rate family pizzeria

    Next door to the better known Rongovian Embassy, New York Pizza is run by a family from Italy and turns out consistently first rate pizza. Since it's in the middle of the village, it does a brisk local takeout business, but you can also stay and eat in the recently redecorated restaurant with murals painted by local artists. You know it's Italian...

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Trumansburg Local Customs

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    by davecallahan Updated Aug 16, 2007

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    The Finger Lakes Grass Roots Festival has been held at several different towns over the years and is back in Trumansburg in 2006.

    For four days, the Trumansburg Fairgrounds will be the venue for three stages and over 60 groups to play and sing blues, jazz, bluegrass, country, zydecko, hill-folk and more. The bands and singers include local favorites, New York State regulars, and a few national stars. (See the web site below for this year's set of preformers.)
    Tickets vary from $25 for one afternoon to $120 for all-day, 4-day pass. The fairgrounds open from 10am to 10pm.

    There will be food and beverage vendors and lots of souvenier hawkers.

    The fairgrounds is right on route 96 and there will be special designated areas for parking so that minimum traffic problems occur (but the lines of cars is always long going in and coming out).
    If you want some cheap lodging and don't mind roughing it, there are campgrounds two miles down the road (on Agard Road) and a shuttle bus will transport people from the campgrounds to the fairgrounds and back again. (see website below for campground nightly rates and reservations).

    Acts go on stage, rain or shine, so be prepared for all kinds of conditions.
    Port-a-potties and water-sprinklers are available for your convenience.

    area overview crowds in all kinds of weather music all day long
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Trumansburg Warnings and Dangers

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    by davecallahan Updated Aug 16, 2007

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    There must be some correlation between the number of highly educated people in an area and the low level of crime. Trumansburg rates in the "low risk" category for crime statistics and has over 90% of its population as high school graduates.
    There are only two sex offenders registered in the area. (see website below)

    We have vacationed several times in the area and never have had any problems (even when a storm knocked out all the electricity for 40 hours.)

    You will enjoy your visit to Trumansburg and can feel safe as long as you use the same common sense you would use at home.

    area has access to beautiful quiet lake
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Trumansburg Off The Beaten Path

  • Cross Country Skiing

    If you are in the Trumansburg area in the winter, one of the newer activities you can try is Nordic skiing (more commonly called trail-skiing or cross-country-skiing). The skis are thinner and lighter than conventional skis and the heel does not attach but allows you to "walk" the ski across the snow.At Podunk Ski area you can rent equipment and...

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  • Taughannock Falls

    We went there twice. The first time was a romantic weekend during one of the driest springtimes in decades. The falls and the little stream at the foot of the falls had no water (so technically it wasn't a falls but just a rock cliff). The second time was years later and the fall time and the trees were in great color and the falls was falling as...

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  • Taughannock FallsAt 215 feet...

    Taughannock Falls At 215 feet tall Taughannock Falls is the highest waterfall east of the Rockies. The scenic trails to the falls are open year round and it's only a short 3/4 mile walk

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Trumansburg Sports & Outdoors

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    by davecallahan Updated Dec 14, 2007

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    $25 for 9-holes and $35 for 18-holes (including cart fee). If you don't use the cart for 9-holes, the greens fees are only $15 which is reasonable price and a reasonable walk. I would recommend the cart for 18-holes because the course is a bit ups-and-downs.

    Most of the fairways are fairly wide with rough borders before reaching the peripheral trees. Water hazards come into play significantly on the first 9 holes so be sure to stop in the pro shop and purchase a few extra balls before you start.
    The course is not very long (5000 for short tees, 6300 for long tees) but the terrain will give you some good exercise. Several of the tees and greens are elevated which can cause a problem in choosing the right club for the distance.

    There is a fine restaurant and bar in the club house where you can refresh yourself after a three hours of play. The clubhouse overlooks the ninth green and has a panoramic view of the course and nearby hillside.

    Collared shirts, shoes and pants (shorts) but no cutoffs are allowable dress for men.

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Trumansburg Favorites

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    by photobf Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Fondest memory: Unfortunately, the picture scanned a bit dark, but this is the central area where you could get some food to your left, while listening to the music in front of you, and check out the wares to the right.

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