Things to Do in the Finger Lakes
Whether you are looking for a taste of culture, outdoor adventure, a family outing, or a romantic getaway, you can find it all in the Finger Lakes. Sip on cider and local wine, taste Finger Lakes cuisine, tour a brewery or distillery, hike a waterfall, kayak a canal, or visit a variety of gardens, museums, or theaters in one of the charming towns along the lakes. Whatever your taste and no matter the season, there is something for everyone in the Finger Lakes.
At the southern end of Owasco Lake, in the village of Moravia, Fillmore Glen State Park is a favorite destination off the lake. These hiking trails afford some of the most magnificent views of gorges and waterfalls in all of the Finger Lakes. The trails around the Cowshead area are paved and easily accessible. The Gorge Trail, North Rim and South Rim trails are moderately challenging, and all three afford great scenic views.LEARN MORE
From professional baseball and racetracks to ski resorts and indoor waterparks–you will find countless activities for everyone in the family. Go berry picking, see an outdoor movie, tour cheese-making dairy farms on the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail, or visit one of the region’s historic museums, mansions, or parks.
Finger Lakes Events
There is never a dull moment in the Finger Lakes. Whether you are looking for something to do while you are in the region, or if you are looking for reasons to visit, there are events and festivities for every season in the Finger Lakes--any day of the week, all year long, for all ages and interests!
The Finger Lakes region is known for its gorgeous lakes, deep gorges, spectacular waterfalls, and rolling hills and vineyards. From its numerous parks, village biking lanes, and miles of hiking trails, whether by horseback, boat, bike, or kayak—this region was meant to be explored. Bring your binoculars and go birding, pack your fishing gear and rent a canoe, leaf peep, play a round of golf, try your hand at disc golf, or strap on your skis. Whatever your pleasure, there is something for everyone.
A Taste of the Finger Lakes
If you want a true taste of the Finger Lakes, sample the fruit of its vines with some local fare. In addition to a variety of award-winning restaurants dappling the hills, there are over 100 wineries in the region offering sips of the latest varietals made from grapes grown along the steep slopes of the Finger Lakes. Follow a wine trail, or sit back and take in the scenery with a private or group-guided wine tour via limo or bus. If you prefer spirits, explore the area’s distilleries, featuring gin, whisky, brandy, vodka, grappa, and liqueurs. If it’s a “Beer Trail” that you crave, check out the latest in Finger Lakes brewing.
Finger Lakes by Boat
Want to explore the Finger Lakes by boat? Choose from a variety of boat tours & cruises featuring day trips, hourly excursions, or quiet sunset cruises that set sail from various locations across the region, or go boating and take in the waters from a private vessel or rent a canoe, kayak, or paddleboard.
From farmer’s markets to craft fairs, antique shops to consignment shops, and hip boutiques to outlet malls, you will find a spectacular array of specialty shopping options in the Finger Lakes.
If your idea of a getaway entails a little bit of luxury in the form of soothing skin massages, facials, or aromatherapy, choose from one of the region’s many spas, massage & wellness centers that offer a variety of services in the serene setting of the Finger Lakes.