OverviewThe town of Danby, south of Ithaca on Rt. 96B, is notable for the Danby State Forest, Jennings Pond, Upper Buttermilk State Park, and connects through the Finger Lakes trail system to Connecticut Hill State Forest to the West and Shindagin Hollow to the southeast. There is a small town center with a lending library and town hall; events in town, including the annual Danby Parade in June, are launched from the fire hall on Rt. 96 or the Danby United Federated Church on the opposite side of the road. Citizens of the town created a park in the center recently, only a mile or so west of Jennings Pond State Park.