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Want to Know the Best State Parks in the Finger Lakes Region?

Outdoor adventure is a must during your trip to the Finger Lakes. From lounging by one of our area’s beautiful lakes to waterfall hikes, there’s no shortage of wonderful things to do outdoors. No matter what type of outdoor recreation you prefer, you can find it at the best state parks in the Finger Lakes region. Read on to discover what five of our favorite Finger Lakes state parks have to offer! 

When you’re ready to start planning your trip, download our free Finger Lakes Vacation Guide. This resource is filled with local recommendations on what to explore during your trip to our area! 

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Top 4 State Parks in the Finger Lakes Region 

Watkins Glen State Park 

Watkins Glen State Park is the largest in the Finger Lakes region. This state park is located south of Seneca Lake and boasts the famous Gorge Trail. This two-mile route highlights 19 cascading waterfalls and several gorges. Watkins Glen State Park also features other activities like fishing, picnicking, and swimming.  

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Taughannock Falls State Park 

Taughannock Falls State Park is a hiker’s dream destination. This Finger Lakes state park boasts more than five miles of hiking trails that vary in difficulty. The Multi-Use Trail is one of our favorite routes at Taughannock Falls State Park. Depending on the season, you can use this trail for hiking, biking, or cross-country skiing, which makes it perfect for adventurers of all interests!  

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Keuka Lake State Park  

Keuka Lake is one of the most charming areas in the Finger Lakes. This area boasts a beautiful lake surrounded by expansive vineyards. Enjoy scenic views of this area at Keuka Lake State Park! This 621-acre New York state park boasts opportunities for hiking, fishing, swimming, and more! 

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Buttermilk Falls State Park 

Buttermilk Falls State Park is one of the best for summertime visitors. Here, you can challenge yourself with a strenuous hike or simply relax in a calm, natural pool. There is an $8 entry fee per vehicle, which gives you access to all the fun things to do inside! 

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Stay Near Your Favorite Finger Lakes State Park 

It’s easy to visit the best state parks in the Finger Lakes region when you book a rental home with Finger Lakes Premier Properties. We offer a diverse selection of rentals from Conesus to Cayuga for you to choose from. Our rentals are suited for groups of any size and even have first-class amenities like private hot tubs, in-home washers/dryers, and so much more. Best of all, it’s easy to find a home that’s just a short drive from your favorite Finger Lakes state park! 

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