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Family Fun

Looking for “family friendly” fun in the Finger Lakes?  There are a few options.  Go sailing, berry-picking, camping, try glass blowing, tour a museum, swim in a waterfall, go back in time, hike a gorge, go shopping, take a train ride, cheer on a race, visit a zoo, experiment with science, explore a farm, go to a baseball game, go tubing, skiing, skating, check out a local festival, or just kick back and read a book while lounging on a lake.  In the Finger Lakes, finding something to please everyone is easy.  The hardest part will be narrowing down your choices!     

Fun & Educational

Corning Museum of Glass - Corning, NY
Try your hand at glass making, see live glass blowing demonstrations, learn about glass dating back to 35 centuries ago.

Ganondagan State Historic Site - Victor, NY
See how native people lived long ago, explore long house replicas, hike the interpretive trails.

Genesee Country Village and Museum
- Mumford, NY
Learn about daily life in the 19th century, walk among costumed interpreters, visit over 50 historic buildings–many with live demonstrations.

The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum - Hammondsport, NY
Investigate the history of flight in the Finger Lakes, explore hands-on activities with the kids, shop for unique gifts.

The Ithaca Children's Garden - Ithaca, NY
Inspiration, education, exploration are all at the heart of this 3-acre garden, designed with the help of children, especially for children.

Museum of The Earth - Ithaca, NY
Discover the mammoth skeletons of dinosaurs, watch as ancient fossils are preserved in the laboratory, wander through new exciting exhibits.

National Soaring Museum
- Elmira, NY
Delve into the history of motorless flight, experience a motorless flight simulation, check out week-long summer programs for kids.

Sciencenter - Ithaca, NY
Bring out your inner scientist–experiment with over 150 interactive displays that parents and kids will love.

Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry
- Seneca Falls, NY
Learn how the waterways impacted industrial growth, try out interpretive displays, check out arts and crafts exhibits. 

The Discovery Trail - Ithaca, NY
Check out these eight fun locations that focus on art, science, history and writing. 

The Rockwell Museum of Western Art
- Corning, NY
View great pieces of artwork, learn about Native American history, play dress-up in the kids interpretive area.

Women's Rights National Historical Park - Seneca Falls, NY
Discover how five women changed the course of history, explore homes with original antique furnishings, take the quiz to become a Junior Ranger!

Fun & Entertaining

Auburn Doubledays - Auburn, NY
Catch a fly ball, watch the winning hit, cheer on your local baseball team.

Finger Lakes Drive-In - Auburn, NY
Watch a movie while sitting out under the stars.

Harris Hill Amusements - Elmira, NY
Kids of all ages will love the go-carts, mini golf and arcade games at this local amusement park.

Sterling Renaissance Festival - Sterling, NY
Watch a jousting tournament, interact with costumed actors, play old fashioned games.

The Finger Lakes Scenic Railway - Locations vary
Take the family on a fall foliage train ride or on a trip with Santa.

Fun Outdoors

Beak and Skiff Apple Farm - Lafayette, NY
Pick apples with the family, shop in the country store, run through the corn maze.

Bristol Mountain Winter Resort - Canandaigua, NY
Enjoy skiing, snowboarding, an Olympic-sized half pipe and events that go on throughout the season.

Cumming Nature Center - Naples, NY
Take part in year-round recreation including hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Visit the indoor education center.

Fillmore Glen State Park - Moravia, NY
Photograph beautiful waterfalls, hike one of the many trails, plan a day for a picnic.

Greek Peak Mountain Resort & Hope Lake Lodge - Cortland, NY
Ski in winter and swim any time at this newly expanded resort and water park.

Letchworth State Park - Castile, NY
Incredible views, great camping and 66 miles of hiking trails.

Montezuma Wildlife Refuge - Seneca Falls, NY
View an abundance of birds, mammals and reptiles, check out the visitor's center and interpretive programs.

Roseland Waterpark - Canandaigua, NY
Visit the largest waterpark in the Finger Lakes region! Splash, slide and enjoy activities in the water and on land.

Seneca White Deer
- Geneva, NY
Catch a glimpse of one of the only herds of white deer left in existence at the old Seneca Army Depot.

Taughannock Falls State Park
- Ulysses, NY
View one of the highest waterfalls on the east coast. Picnic, camp and check out the year-round activities.

Urbana State Forest - Hammondsport, NY
Hike the trails and try to spy on area wildlife.

Watkins Glen State Park - Watkins Glen, NY
Visit one of the most breathtaking places in the Finger Lakes. Families will love camping, swimming and picnics in the park.