Not far outside Rochester and Syracuse lays one of New York’s best autumn destinations.
The Finger Lakes Region is perhaps best known as New York’s largest area of wine production, having close to 100 wineries in the area.
The gorgeous foliage turning the rolling hills and vineyards of the Finger Lakes Region gold, orange and auburn hued make autumn one of the most popular times to visit Finger Lakes.
Harvest time means that all the vineyards are busy hauling grapes from the vines and that you may even be able to be able to take part in a bit of grape stomping depending on the winery you visit.
Wayne County, as the second largest apple producer in the United States, hosts an apple tasting tour every October. In autumn farmers markets begin springing up everywhere, bursting with fresh produce, and U-Picks offer harvest festivals where you can pick your own produce, sample delicious, fresh fruits and veggies straight from the vine. Finger Lakes farms grow lots of pumpkins, apples, berries and plenty of other delicious fall fruits and vegetables.
As in summer, autumn in Finger Lakes provides great hiking, camping, fishing and more! It is well known for its great outdoor recreation. It’s also an excellent place to just come, relax, and do some leaf peeping while you enjoy a delicious glass of local wine and escape the city.