Finger Lakes, New York
More than 100 vineyards and storybook towns are tucked between these 11 pristine lakes that spread like fingers across the central New York countryside. Each of the Finger Lakes takes on a different personality. Some are outdoorsy types, others are playful with fun educational experiences, and yet others are food fanatics boasting upscale dining and wine experiences.
Things to See & Do
There is definitely a lot to do. Besides being beautiful countryside, there are antique shops, wineries, distilleries, breweries & cheese shops. Sample the Cheese Trail, Apple Trail, Wine Trail, or Beer Trail.
Waterfalls - From small cascades to hundred-foot high drops–the Finger Lakes region of New York State is dotted with waterfalls across its landscape. Many of these waterfalls are located within state parks, others can simply be seen while driving around.
On Cayuga Lakes, the Water-to-Wine Tour takes you winery hopping by boat.
Skaneateles Lake offers mail-boat cruises, as well as a number of fishing and boating options
Enjoy stand-up paddleboard yoga classes on Canandaigua Lake.
Walk along the Cayuga-Seneca Canal, or try a human water ball (think hamster ball) at Seneca Lake.
Families love the National Museum of Play and driving their own car around the Watkins Glen Grand Prix racetrack.
New this summer is an aerial adventure course at Bristol Mountain Ski Resort.
Finger Lakes Insider Tips