Points of Interest

ITHACA, NY (23 miles from Field Afar)


Cayuga Wine Trail : The first wine trail in NY consists of twelve wineries situated around Cayuga Lake, the longest of the glacier carved Finger Lakes of upstate NY. No where else will travelers experience such a multitude of premium wines, attractions, comfortable lodgings, fine restaurants, friendly people, and splendid scenery.


The Ithaca Festival : The festival is held the first full weekend in June, and takes place Friday and Saturday in downtown Ithaca, Sunday in Stewart Park. You will enjoy the performances, art, crafts, and culinary delights produced by over 1,000 artists, musicians, craftspeople, song writers and singers, dancers, poets, chefs, puppeteers, actors, and storytellers who make the Ithaca area their home.





(Photograph by Kristi K. Snyder)

Cornell University : Cornell University's Ithaca campus, set amid waterfalls, gorges, lakes, and rolling hills in the Finger Lakes region of central New York State, provides some of the most breathtaking scenery you'll find anywhere, and the university's rich history and diverse traditions also make exploring the campus exciting. Field Afar's location makes it ideal for Homecoming, Graduation or Reunion weekend.


Cayuga Lake : Stretching about 40 miles northward from Ithaca and splitting the upper half of Tompkins County in two, Cayuga Lake is the longest of the Finger Lakes, and one of the deepest in the eastern US at 435 feet.  Boating and fishing are popular on Cayuga Lake during the spring, summer, and fall.  Numerous streams have cut deep ravines, glens, and gorges through the hills on their way to the lakes, and the area boasts many waterfalls in it's many scenic parks.


(Photograph by Kristi K. Snyder)

Ithaca CollegeIthaca College is a vital private residential college with a multicultural student body that comes from across the country and around the world, with representatives from virtually every state and more than 40 foreign countries.

For more information on attractions, shopping and restaurants in the Ithaca area, visit http://www.visitithaca.com


BINGHAMTON, NY (37 miles from Field Afar)


Spiedie Fest and Balloon Rally : Held for four days in August each year, this Binghamton festival is named for the marinated and grilled meat sandwich served to the 80,000 people who attend. Held at the Tri-Cities Airport, the festival offers hot air balloon rides, live music along with the annual Spiedie Cook-Off.



BC Open : The B.C. Open derives its name from the comic strip B.C. written by Endicott native, Johnnny Hart. It is a regular PGA Tour stop and the largest single sporting event in the Southern Tier of the State of New York


Binghamton University: Binghamton University is nationally recognized for its strong academic programs, distinguished faculty, and talented students. The Binghamton campus--spread over 828 acres on a wooded hillside above the Susquehanna River.  A special campus feature is the Nature Preserve, a 117-acre forest and wetland area with a six-acre pond that adjoins the campus.


(Pic of Binghamton University by Tera)

Binghamton Mets :  The Binghamton Mets are the Double-A affiliate of the New York Mets and play in the Eastern League of Professional Baseball.  The Binghamton Municipal Stadium offers fans all of the amenities of a major league venue with the warmness and charm of a small city.