Hope your summer has been refreshing and fun so far. There are some lovely summer weeks left yet, and plenty of fun in the sun to still be had here in the Finger Lakes.
We have a handful of rooms available Labor Day weekend, hope you’ll come for a visit and catch the tail end of this lovely season!
Hiking and swimming at Robert H. Treman State Park is a favorite of all! This gorgeous state park is exactly one half mile from Grayhaven, only one minute door to door!
Have you tried stand-up paddle boards on Cayuga Lake yet? How about yoga on a SUP board? If that sounds interesting, learn more and sign up to head out for some SUP Yoga on a Sunday evening through Ithaca’s local company Paddle-N-More. What a great excuse to stay through Sunday night!
Treat yourself to a tour at the Cornell Botanic Gardens. These fantastic gardens can be experienced all year-round, and the neighboring arboretum is a vast wonderland you could spend hours exploring in any season. Wander through wooded trails on foot, hang in the gazebo over the turtle pond, bring a picnic and park yourselves anywhere.
This free-of-charge delight (across the road from the botanic garden welcome center) is one of our favorite treasures in town. Paved driving paths throughout makes getting around very accessible, please visit their website for more helpful accessibility info!
Keep your eye on our instagram account; there are always fun motel additions to keep up-to-date on!
Upcoming Events Near the Grayhaven Motel
Wednesdays, August 17th + 24th: Osprey Eco-Cruise with Discover Cayuga Lake Boat Tours! Arrive early at the Treman Marina for a 4:30 launch. Bring your binoculars if you’ve got ’em. You’ll be back in time for dinner.
Thursday, August 25th: Bring the kids to Museum of the Earth for the last of the summer series “Meet the Entomologist” event. From 11am – 1pm, today’s focus will be on bees!
Friday + Saturday, August 26th + 27th: Hangar Theater Kidstuff presents Red Riding Hood on their new outdoor stage. This is a brave and observant Red Riding Hood, family-friendly and appropriate for a 2022 audience.
Any time is a good one to visit the Finger Lakes. Here are our late August suggestions…
Recommended itinerary for August 26 – 29:
FRIDAY: Enjoy a chill out in your room for a bit before dinner at one of the many wonderful restaurants on the Ithaca Commons.
SATURDAY + SUNDAY: Head to our famously abundant Farmer’s Market for breakfast or brunch, live music and browsing. Sign up in advance for a Sunday evening SUP board yoga class to get in some refreshing movement before you head out in the morning. And don’t forget to stop by the office for coffee, a light breakfast and a wave goodbye before you leave town Monday morning!
Check out our current special offers + packages on the website.
See you soon!