3 Finger Lakes Day Trips You Need to Take This Year

The Finger Lakes are full of exciting activities for everyone, with so many nearby day trips you can take. Whether you’re looking to spend the day outdoors, entertaining the kids, or wining and dining, you’ll find everything you need to know below. Before you head out for the day, take a look at our complimentary Vacation Guide. This nifty tool will give you a helping hand when it comes to planning your trip to the Finger Lakes region of New York! Download the guide for all the best restaurants, sights, and attractions in the area.

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There are 11 lakes in the area. With that being said, imagine how many activities there are to do around here! It’s impossible to squeeze everything into one day or even one week, so you should definitely make a Finger Lakes vacation an annual tradition. Take a look at some of our favorite things to do and start planning your getaway today!

Explore Rochester, New York

Rochester is the perfect place to take the kids. Let your imagination run wild at the Strong National Museum of Play. The little ones can explore history and artifacts through interactive exhibits. The museum encourages families to get a fun, hands-on learning experience.

Who knew your trip to Rochester, New York. could bring you face-to-face with a lion? Visit the Seneca Park Zoo and you’ll feel like you’re on an African safari, in a Brazilian rainforest, or wherever your imagination takes you! You can experience this zoo year-round.

Explore the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail

No matter where you’re staying in the Finger Lakes, it’s worth it for wine lovers to head over to Cayuga to explore the wine trail. The Cayuga Lake Wine Trail is America’s first wine trail! Travel through 14 wineries, tasting some of the best wines in the country! Along the way, you’ll find fantastic restaurants, museums, shops, and theatres! We should also mention the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail. Nothing goes better with wine than cheese! Plus, it conveniently runs along the Cayuga and Seneca Lakes so you can travel both of the trails at the same time.

Hike Around Beautiful Waterfalls in the Finger Lakes Region

Take a break from all the crowds and trek some hiking trails to magnificent waterfalls. These flowing masterpieces can be found all over Ontario County. Fun fact: the Finger Lakes were carved out by glaciers millions of years ago. The waterfalls flow into streams and rivers, eventually leading to some of the Finger Lakes. Some standout waterfalls are Grimes Glen in Naples, High Falls in Rochester, Taughannock Falls near Ithaca, and Letchworth State Park near Conesus Lake.

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After a day of exploring the Finger Lakes region, unwind in a beautiful lake house! You can choose from seven of the lakes including Canandaigua Lake, Honeoye Lake, and Keuka Lake. Create memories at Good Times on Conesus Lake. It can accommodate you and 13 of your loved ones. Lay out on the dock or play some water sports and paddle away in one of our complimentary kayaks! Make sure to check out all of our vacation rentals and book your vacation today! We can’t wait to have you!

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