Seasonal Activities

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 Union Block Bistro

·       FLX Table

·       FLX Wienery

·       Rose Tavern

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:

·       Keuka Lake Vineyards

·       Krooked Tusker Distillery

·       Fox Run Vineyards

·       CB Craft Brewers

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:

·       Glenn Curtiss Museum

·       Women’s Rights National Historical Park

·       Finger Lakes Boating Museum

·       William Seward House

Live Entertainment

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:

·       Watkins Glen International

·       Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center (CMAC)

·       FLX Music 247

Outdoor Recreation

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:

·       Keuka Watersports

·       S&R Underwater

·        Finger Lakes Fishing Guide

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:

·       Finger Lakes Beer Festival

·       Wings & Wheels in Hammondsport

·        Naples Grape Festival


(March 21st - June 21st)


New Vintage Releases

Waterfall Chasing

Craft Markets


Horseback Riding

Maple Festivals


(June 21st - September 21st)

Boating + Tubing 

Wakeboarding + Water Skiing

Craft Brewing + Tastings

Zip Lining 

Sky Diving

White Water Rafting

Hiking + Biking


(September 21st - Nov. 21st)

Wine Tours + Grape Harvest

Leaf Peeping

Apple + Pumpkin Picking

Harvest Festivals



Sky Diving


(November 21st - March 21st)

Skiing + Snow Boarding

Snow Shoeing

Ice Fishing


Cross Country Skiing 

Wine Trail Events 

Culinary Classes

Check out our Blog to read more or visit our Events and Area Map to plan your Vacation!

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.