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Welcome to Trumansburg, NY


From its long ago origins as “Shin Hollow,” so named because visitors to the pioneer tavern would barks their shins on the many stumps around the newly cleared village, Trumansburg has retained its offbeat charm. Visitors to Taughannock Falls State Park have many options for dining and overnight accommodations, as well as a thriving, small art and music scene.


The recently expanded ShurSave grocery store offers everything from locally raised beef to beer and extra gloves. There are two liquor stores, a pharmacy, the Ulysses Philomathic Library and Atlas Bowling Alley as well as gift shops and antique stores. The Maguire auto dealership got its start here and maintains a busy branch on Rt. 96 at the entrance to the village. Cayuga Medical Center hospital is ten minutes south of Trumansburg, just outside Ithaca. Trumansburg Central School District serves the town of Ulysses and surrounding rural areas.

Recreation & Entertainment

Go from The Museum of the Earth, on Rt. 96 between Ithaca and Trumansburg, with its fossil and bone collections and interactive exhibits, to the Cayuga Nature Center on Rt. 89 for nature walks, seasonal celebrations and a butterfly trail. Taughannock Falls’ plunging cataract of 215 ft. can be viewed from the trail below, accessible from Rt. 96, or the overlook on Falls Road. Trumansburg is on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, with the closest stop, Americana Winery just outside the village and Myer Farm Distillery five minutes north of the village, near Interlaken.

Transportation & Traffic

Trumansburg is served by Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, with buses running regularly from Ithaca. Trumansburg can be reached via Rt. 96 or Rt. 89 north from Ithaca

Pros & Cons

Trumansburg is served by the Tompkins County Regional Airport, thirty minutes away, and partakes of Ithaca’s “centrally isolated” character. Several state parks are within fifteen minutes or less, and the Finger Lakes National Forest, to the west of Trumansburg in Hector, is the only national forest in New York State.