Finger Lakes Winter Activities
A world of scenic wonder awaits in the Finger Lakes region of New York. From sitting on the dock enjoying the view of the lake to exploring hiking trails and waterfalls, to touring through over 100 award-winning wineries, the Finger Lakes is a highly acclaimed destination where travel memories last a lifetime. Here are our Top 5 Winter Activities in the Finger Lakes!
Wintertime in the Finger Lakes is a quiet time of year, but it is not without plenty to do. The area has many attractions for winter enthusiasts and all of them have the beautiful Finger Lakes backdrop. The air is crisp, the snowscape stunning, and the silence, serene. Having worked in the region for nearly 25 years, we at Finger Lakes Premier Properties have taken the time to sufficiently compile a list of the top 5 wintertime activities and where best to partake:
#5 – Snowshoe the Trails
Finding yourself close to the east side of the Finger Lakes? Snowshoe to the frozen Taughannock Falls near Ithaca along Cayuga Lake! Taughannock Falls is the tallest gorge in NYS with numerous trails. Coupled with the natural beauty of the area, strapping on snowshoes is a fun way to explore the Finger Lakes in the winter! For a guide to more trails throughout the region, visit GoFingerLakes.org. Vacation Rentals in Close Proximity to Taughannock Falls: Blue Heron Lodge and A Shore Thing
#4 – Ice Fishing
Some of the best fishing in the Finger Lakes is in the winter. Keuka Lake, in particular, is famous for this style of fishing, especially for lake trout, rainbow trout, brown trout and landlocked salmon. Despite the shifty winter the last few years, the tip of Keuka Lake (in Penn Yan) typically freezes over for locals to enjoy the winter tradition during the first few months of each year. Book a vacation home along this section of the lake, drop a line, and experience Finger Lakes fishing in icy fashion! Vacation Rentals near the tip of Keuka Lake (Penn Yan): Cedar Lodge and Brandy Bay Serenity
#3 – Experience 2300 Degrees
Experience one of the most popular events at the Corning Museum of Glass. At 2300 Degrees you’ll be impressed with hot glass shows, live music, local wineries and brewery tastings, meet & greets with the artists, and more! This event is held on the third Thursday of each month, November through March, click here for more details. Vacation Rentals near the Corning Museum of Glass: Seneca Fun & Sun and Absolutely Shore.
#2 – Sip & Savor
Our region is home to over 100 wineries and breweries, and the winter happens to be one of the best times to get the complete tasting experience. With reduced traffic during the colder months, don’t be surprised if the person pouring your samples is the owner and winemaker. Take advantage of their extra attention by asking them about their favorite wines and places to visit. You’re sure to get some terrific local recommendations. To plan your winter wine tour, check out the local wine trails: Keuka Lake Wine Trail, Seneca Lake Wine Trail, and Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. Vacation Rentals with Close Proximity to Wineries: Crystal Palace and Sails and Sunsets.
#1 – Shred
If you love to ski and snowboard, a visit to Bristol Mountain Winter Resort is a must-stop with 138 acres featuring 35 slopes. Or, if you’re looking to try something new, book a private class or lessons with their seasoned experts. Great for all ages! Vacation Rentals near Bristol Mountain Winter Resort: Family Affair and South Bristol Cottages.
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.