The Finger Lakes region in Central New York State offers recreation and relaxation year-round. Whether you prefer the natural scenic backdrop provided by the pristine lakes and gently rolling hillsides, or you're the adventurous type that likes to hit the trails or the slopes and feel the wind in your sails out on the water, you won't be disappointed by all that the Finger Lakes have to offer! Here are a few of our favorite things to do in the Finger Lakes of New York for every type of traveler.
Need more planning information? Read our vacation guide to read about everything from restaurants to events going on in the region!
Things to do in The Finger Lakes of New York
Food & Drink
What are you hungry for? From upscale bistros to low brow breweries, there is most certainly something for everyone when you visit a restaurant, winery, bar, or brewery in the Finger Lakes!
Here are a few of our go-to places to eat and drink in the area:
The wineries, breweries, and distilleries in this area are also a must-try during your visit! The Finger Lakes are surrounded by panoramic views of vineyards so no trip would be complete without a visit to one of the many wineries in the area.
Here are a few of our favorite wineries, breweries, and distilleries in the Finger Lakes:
Museums & Historic Sites
The Finger Lakes are home to many important historical sites from American aviation to civil rights to the automotive racing industry.
Here are a few of our favorite museums and historic sites in the Finger Lakes:
From motorsports to musical performances, there’s a variety of live entertainment available! Several of the concert series are free to watch so make sure to plan ahead if you are looking to ball on a budget!
Here are a few of our favorite live entertainment options in the Finger Lakes of New York:
From thrilling watersports to scenic hiking trails, there are so many ways to explore our beautiful area!
Here are a few of our favorite places for outdoor recreation:
Events & Festivals
There’s no better way to immerse yourself in the local community than by attending one of the annual events or festivals in the Finger Lakes! There’s always something happening in our area, from bike rides for charity to a festival celebrating all things beer!
Here are a few of our favorite annual events:
(March 21st - June 21st)
New Vintage Releases
(June 21st - September 21st)
Boating + Tubing
Wakeboarding + Water Skiing
Craft Brewing + Tastings
White Water Rafting
Hiking + Biking
(September 21st - Nov. 21st)
Wine Tours + Grape Harvest
Apple + Pumpkin Picking
(November 21st - March 21st)
Skiing + Snow Boarding
Cross Country Skiing
Wine Trail Events
It's a lot to take in, but once you've had the opportunity to visit we're confident you won't want to leave. If you'd like more information regarding Finger Lakes vacation rentals check out our search page or give us a call at (888) 414-5253.