Everything You Need to Know About the Finger Lakes in September

When’s the best time of year to visit the Finger Lake? We’re glad you asked! As locals, we love exploring everything the Finger Lakes region has to offer all year-long. However, we must say that a popular time to visit our area is from May to September. Of those months, we love the Finger Lakes in SeptemberDuring this month, temperatures begin to cool down and the fall foliage comes out to play. Read on to discover all the best things to do during your September trip to Finger Lakes!   

When you’re ready to start planning your trip, download our free Finger Lakes Vacation Guide. This resource is filled with suggestions on the best things to do each season in the Finger Lakes region! 

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The Best Things to Do in the Finger Lakes in September  

We think September is one of the best times to visit the Finger Lakes. Below are three of our favorite things to do during this month!  

Seneca Lake Wine Trail 

No trip to the Finger Lakes would be complete with a New York State wine tour! New York is the fourth-best state for growing wine grapes and is home to more than 400 wineries. Taste your way through the best vineyards in the Finger Lakes region on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. Be sure to check out their current winery offerings to start planning your trip! 

Can’t get enough of what this wine trail has to offer? Head to the Keuka Lake Wine Trail. While it’s the smallest of its kind in the Finger Lakes, it still has some spectacular offerings! 

Watkins Glen State Park  

September is one of the most comfortable months for outdoor recreation. With temperatures in the 60s and 70s, all you need it a light jacket to tackle the Gorge Trail at Watkins Glen State Park! This two-mile route highlights 19 enchanting waterfalls and several gorges that are more lightly trafficked in September. It’s a must-see during your trip to the Finger Lakes! 

Finger Lakes Fall Foliage 

September is one of the most beautiful times of the year to visit the Finger Lakes. As summer turns to fall, the leaves transform into magnificent shades of red, orange, and yellow! There are several lakes that you can visit to catch the best views of the Finger Lakes fall foliage.  

Select Your September Rental with Finger Lakes Premier Properties 

Looking for a place to stay during September in the Finger Lakes? Look no further than Finger Lakes Premier Properties! We offer a diverse portfolio of rental homes from Canandaigua to Cayuga. With nearly 300 rental properties to choose from, you’re sure to find a home you love. Even better, September begins our off-season sales! Take advantage of the September Secret, when many of our homes begin to offer a one-night free special. Click here to see if your favorite home is running any special offers during your stay! 

Browse a full inventory of our Finger Lakes rental homes to start planning your trip!