- By driving to the Falls Overlook.
- Walking the 1 ½ mile flat trail which is handicap and stroller accessible.
- Hiking the Rim Trail, approximately three miles of steep hills, stone stairs, and wooded terrain.
Two events that herald in spring in the Trumansburg area are the Cayuga Nature Center’s Maple Festival and the Village’s Memorial Day Parade. The Maple Festival features all sorts of maple themed activities, food, and live music for adults and children to enjoy.
The Memorial Day Parade includes veterans, local groups and organizations, and a marching band. The parade ends at a local cemetery where the American Legion conducts a memorial service.
Spring is also a wonderful time to spend time outdoors exploring the various hiking trails in the area or just taking a walk in the country.
Summer in the Trumansburg area is a time to play. Spend your day at Taughannock State Park swimming, fishing, or playing ball or Frisbee. Taughannock also has a playground for the younger visitors, a large picnic area, and a concession stand.
Sailing, jet skiing, motor boating, canoeing, and kayaking are other ways that visitors can enjoy Cayuga Lake.
If you are in the mood for a drive, you can head up the Cayuga Lake Scenic Highway to visit the wineries and some of the small towns such as Interlaken, Lodi, and Covert.
The Trumansburg area hosts two summer events for music lovers. The GrassRoots Music Festival, which was recently voted one of the “Top Ten Small Music Festivals” by USA Magazine, is held the next to last weekend in July, and showcases new and established musicians from all over the world. The “Concerts in the Park” series held Saturday nights in July and August at the Taughannock State Park pavilion also features a variety of danceable bands, along with Rotary chicken BBQ and wine tastings.
Or if you prefer to stay in the Village there are several shops to browse through looking for that “special something” to take home with you.
An old time “Street Dance”, when a portion of Main Street is closed down for a night of music and dancing, is held in September. People of all ages come out to celebrate the fall and have a good time.
Don’t let the cold temperatures keep you away from the Trumansburg area in the winter! The first weekend in December is traditionally the “Winter Festival” which features merchant open houses, horse and sleigh rides, home tours, and an excellent craft fair.
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There are many other ways to experience the winter outdoors in the Trumansburg area, including cross country skiing, sledding, ice skating, and snowmobiling.
If you would rather enjoy the frosty weather from a distance, take advantage of one of the local bed and breakfasts or walk down Main Street Trumansburg to hear some music at one of the local clubs.