While wineries, waterfalls, gorges, and lakes are the heart of the Finger Lakes, the beauty of the region’s history, community, and culture emerges in the charming towns and villages tucked along the way.


Regardless of where you choose to spend your nights, most cities, towns, and villages in the region are a short driving distance from one another, so you can experience



A small historic town at the northern end of Owasco Lake with grand old homes, museums and more.

A small and charming village on the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake and home to The Inns of Aurora and Wells College.

Located on the northern end of Canandaigua Lake and home to restaurants, shops and more.

Home to the Corning Museum of Glass and historic Gaffer District lined with antique shops, restaurants, glass making studios, and specialty stores.

A college town located at the North end of Seneca Lake with a charming town square, shops, restaurants, and waterfront park.

A charming lakefront village at the southern tip of Keuka Lake and home to the first federally-licensed winery in the United States.

An eclectic college town located at the southern end of Cayuga Lake, home to shops, restaurants, museums, waterfalls, and wineries.

Located at the southern end of Canandaigua Lake and home to the Naples Grape Festival

A grape-growing center at the top of Keuka Lake and home of Birkett Mills, one of the largest producers of buckwheat products.

The Birthplace of Women’s Rights where the first Women’s Rights Convention was held in 1848

A picturesque historic town located on the shores of Skaneateles Lake with boutiques, restaurants, and a lakefront park.

Situated between the northern tips of Seneca and Cayuga Lakes, Waterloo is celebrated as the birthplace of Memorial Day.

Located at the southern end of Seneca Lake and home to Watkins Glen State Park and Watkins Glen International Raceway.