The Finger Lakes region of New York is one of the best destinations for your family vacation. Lakes full of adventure, museums to pique curiosity, and family memories to last a lifetime. There is an abundance of Finger Lakes activities for kids that are sure to bring a smile to the little ones’ faces!
For more things to do in the Finger Lakes with kids, make sure to access our free Vacation Guide! This useful guide contains the best kid-friendly things to do in the area so that you know where to eat, sightsee, hike, and shop! If you’re ready to plan the family vacation of a lifetime, unlock your own Vacation Guide!
Finger Lakes Activities for Kids
Strong National Museum of Play
Let your curiosity guide you through the Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester. Your kids will want to stay at this fun and interactive museum all day long, especially since there are so many activities to squeeze in! Your child will love riding the historic carousel and passenger train or taking part in the hands-on exhibits.
Then, explore nature in the butterfly garden or enjoy quiet time in the designated quiet area with a book nook and calming aquariums. The Museum of Play is a must during your FLX vacay!
Corning Museum of Glass
Looking at glass might not seem exciting for a child – but what about making glass? The Corning Museum of Glass makes it possible with glassmaking demonstrations and interactive glassblowing sessions!
The best part? It’s fascinating and fun for kids and adults of all ages! Besides creating your own tumbler cups, ornaments, pendants, beads, and sculptures, you can also visit exhibitions that are sure to have you thinking about glass in a whole new light.
Finger Lakes Ice Creameries
When the weather warms up in the Finger Lakes, I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! That’s why there are so many options for ice cream shops around the lakes.
Have you ever tried custard made from duck eggs? You can try this unique, frozen treat at Spotted Duck Creamery between Keuka Lake and Seneca Lake. We think it’s a lot richer and creamier than your typical custard, but you be the judge!
Places to Release Energy Outdoors
- Gorge Trail at Taughannock Falls State Park
- Watkins Glen State Park
- White Water Rafting at Letchworth State Park
- Fishing in the Lakes
Spend Quality Family Time in the Best Finger Lakes Vacation Rentals
Whether you’re planning a family vacation or a group getaway, we offer luxury rentals of all sizes! Escape the stresses of daily life and relax by a lake from the comfort of your Finger Lakes Premier Properties vacation home!
Seneca Winds is fantastic for your next family vacation or couples retreat. These two cottages sit on Seneca Lake, and you can rent both Sailwinds and Fairwinds cottages together. Plus, Fairwinds is pet-friendly! The kids will have a great time in these cottages because they include an outdoor foosball table, a fenced-in yard, a Pack ‘N’ Play, a BOSE surround sound stereo, kayaks, and a canoe!Check our availability and start planning your summer vacation on the lakes today!