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!     


Corning, NY

Try your hand at glass making, see live glass blowing demonstrations, learn about glass dating back to 35 centuries ago.

Victor, NY

See how native people lived long ago, explore long house replicas, hike the interpretive trails.

Mumford, NY

Learn about daily life in the 19th century, walk among costumed interpreters, visit over 50 historic buildings–many with live demonstrations.

Hammondsport, NY

Investigate the history of flight in the Finger Lakes, explore hands-on activities with the kids, shop for unique gifts.

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.

Elmira, NY

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

Ithaca, NY

Bring out your inner scientist–experiment with over 150 interactive displays that parents and kids will love.

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.

Ithaca, NY

Check out these eight fun locations that focus on art, science, history and writing.

rockwell museum

Corning, NY

View great pieces of artwork, learn about Native American history, play dress-up in the kids interpretive area.

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!


Auburn, NY


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



Hammondsport, NY


Hike the trails and try to spy on area wildlife.


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.

Moravia, NY

Photograph beautiful waterfalls, hike one of the many trails, plan a day for a picnic.

Cortland, NY

Ski in winter and swim any time at this newly expanded resort and water 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.

Watkins Glen, NY


Visit one of the most breathtaking places in the Finger Lakes. Families will love camping, swimming and picnics in the park.


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

Ulysses, NY

View one of the highest waterfalls on the east coast. Picnic, camp and check out the year-round activities.