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Things to Do in Finger Lakes

Posted on: December 31st, 2013 by Erin Weir No Comments

The Finger Lakes Region has so many excellent activities to do in winter.  Wine and beer tasting are always a staple in the Finger Lakes Region, but winter offers a unique opportunity to try the region’s ice wines and tour the wineries while this year’s bottles are still fermenting.

On February 15th, Casa Larga Winery will be hosting the 6th Annual Ice Wine Festival. Come experience ice wines in winter, the season that makes them possible.  Sample local ice wines made from grapes grown in New York State, paired with delicious culinary masterpieces.  The festival gives you the opportunity to try wines from all over the state of New York, sample local foods, see culinary demonstrations, and so much more!

Owasco Lake is one of the Finger Lakes Regions best locations for ice fishing.  In winter it’s great for fishing panfish, northern pike, and trout.

Skiing and snowboarding at Greek Peak Mountain Resort is a favorite winter pastime of many in the Finger Lakes Region.  Offering 32 trails of varying terrain, Greek Peak is open for day and night skiing.  It also has a Nordic Center, offering 10 cross country trails.

There are also plenty of state parks in the Finger Lakes Region.  They’re wonderful places to visit for snowshoeing.  Snowmobiling is also a favorite pastime in New York state.  The state maintains an extensive trail system leading through state parks, forests, private lands, and quaint towns.
If you’re getting a bit tired of winter weather, visit Cascades Indoor WaterPark.  Take a break from the cold and step into summer weather! Cascades is 84° all year long, making it perfect swimming, water sliding, splashing, and whatever else you might get into at this great water park!

For more things to do in the Finger Lakes Region check out our previous posts here and here.

 

 

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