Things To Do In The Finger Lakes Region

Posted on: July 30th, 2013 by Erin Weir No Comments

The Finger Lakes Region is probably best known for its wine.  With close to 100 wineries surrounding the lakes there is no end to the places you can see and go.  Many wineries offer tastings and tours where they will share the secrets of their process with you.

Some also have breweries and distilleries on the property or nearby.  Wine from the Finger Lakes region is ever growing in popularity and many people are comparing the area to the Napa Valley of several decades ago.

If wine is something that interests you, then you may be interested in following one of the many wine trails available, such as the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, the Keuka Lake Wine Trail, the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, or the Canadaigua Wine Trail.

Along with wineries, the Finger Lakes Region is home to many farms and is a large agricultural hub.  Why not add the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail on to your trip?

While driving through wine country is an excellent way to see the Finger Lakes Region you can’t beat a view from above! Take a ride in a hot air balloon or stop by the National Soaring Museum.  Check out the following video to learn a bit more about that.

Ridin’ the Thermals at the National Soaring Museum in Elmira, NY from CAROL WHITE LLEWELLYN on Vimeo.

The Finger Lakes Region is also well known for its great hiking, boating, kayaking, fishing, hunting, and other outdoor recreation.

Nearby Rochester is known worldwide for its PGA golf courses, but the Finger Lakes Region has some fantastic courses too.  Play one on its own or as part of the Finger Lakes Gold Trail.

The Finger Lakes Region has a great mix of quirky and monumental history and its museums reflect this.  The Jell-O Gallery documents the history and marketing of “America’s Most Famous Dessert” and the Corning Museum of Glass displays masterful works of glassware in the town made famous by CorningWare.

Not far is the Harriet Tubman Home where the “woman called Moses” settled down after helping countless slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad.  The Memorial Day Museum tells visitors how Memorial Day became a holiday after the Civil War, and the Susan B. Anthony House is the home of the famous women’s suffrage leader.

This is just a small sample of the attractions that the Finger Lakes Region has to offer.


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