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Five Ways to Make Your Finger Lakes Family Reunion Special

We do not always get to choose our family members, but we can choose where we get to meet them for family reunions! A trip to the Finger lakes of New York can enhance any occasion, and we are sure that everyone in the family will like the beauty of the region. Read on to find out our favorite ways to make your Finger Lakes family reunion special!

Looking for more things to do while you are here? Check out our Vacation Guide for inspiration on the best places to eat, things to do, and sights to see in the Finger Lakes.

Finger Lakes Kayaking

Few group activities give you as much individual freedom as kayaking. Enjoy the calm waters of the Finger Lakes by renting a kayak or booking a tour from an outfitter. Our favorite lakes to kayak are Cayuga, Keuka, and Canandauigua Lake for their boat launches and natural beauty.

Need a bigger challenge? Rent a stand up paddle to get the ultimate workout!

Eat Out for Dinner

The upstate of New York is known for its beautiful wineries and local produce. Take the family out for a nice drive and a good meal to bring everyone together at the same table.

There are several gorgeous restaurants directly on the water such as Ports Cafe Rose Tavern while others offer outdoor dining like Top of the Lake and 1833 Kitchen & Bar at Auroria Inn.

Follow a Wine Trail

An adult only activity, one cannot simply ignore the Finger Lakes Wine Trails. Make a mark at your family reunion when you explore the longest-running wine trail in the country (Cayuga Lake) or one of the largest (Seneca Lake).

Take Everyone Hiking

Seeing nature is one thing, but the beauty of the Finger Lakes is seeing the work of Mother Nature over millions of years up close and personal. Walking through the gorges and state parks of the area will give you and your family a new appreciation for the finer things in life.

Do not miss out on Watkins Glen State park if you are looking to see beautiful waterfalls!

Sail the Finger Lakes

Bring the family together when you sail one of the 11 lakes in Upstate New York. Since you probably do not have time for sailing lessons, charter a sailboat for the morning or sunset cruise to start or cap off a wonderful day respectively.

Stay with Finger Lakes Premier Properties

During your Finger Lakes vacation, stay in the most luxurious waterfront homes. Finger Lakes Premier Properties has the best selection of houses on seven of the lakes. With 24/7 customer service, mid-week cleaning available, and bed linens and towels provided in each home, you can feel confident that your stay in a Finger Lakes Premier Properties rental will be a smooth one.

Browse through our selection of vacation packages to enhance your stay. We’ve made it easy for you to plan fun outings, like hot air balloon rides or kayak tours. If you’d prefer to have a more relaxing experience, consider booking one of the available spa packages or limo tours.

Browse our entire catalog of homes and book today. We look forward to having you and your entire family!