You may have heard of Ithaca before. In fact, it wouldn’t be surprising considering it is well known for the college it harbors: Cornell University. If the university doesn’t ring a bell, perhaps a well-known instructor and scientist, Dr. Carl Sagan, author of the science book Cosmos and star of the educational television series developed in the late 70s of the same name, might. Regardless of your feelings towards these little cultural facts, it is hard to deny the beauty of the landscape the relatively small town of Ithaca resides within. In fact, I decided to take the 3 hour journey from my home to visit the many waterfalls and Great Seneca Lake that resides within miles of the city because it appeared to be a relatively low key and beautiful place, while still having the “luxury” of some historical fame.