Ulysses is a town located in northwest Tompkins County, New York, U.S.. The population was 4,900 at the 2010 census. The town was named after the hero of the Odyssey.
The Town of Ulysses is northwest of the city of Ithaca and is in the northwest part of Tompkins County.
Taughannock Falls, the highest waterfall in the state, is in Ulysses in Taughannock Falls State Park. The falls drop 215 feet, farther than Niagara Falls, making Taughannock Falls one of the highest waterfalls east of the Rocky Mountains.
Much of the town is devoted to dairy farms and fruit orchards, but the proximity to Ithaca has also brought a large number of professionals, academics and artists to the town.