VISITING THE FINGER LAKES

Within a short drive the many wineries that dot the shores of the Finger Lakes graciously welcome visitors for wine tasting tours. For those who love to shop, the Finger Lakes Outlet Mall has many surprises.  Antique hunters can also find treasures from the past in the many quaint shops and flea markets in the area. Many scenic golf courses are available in the area as well. 

Local museums historical sites including the Seneca Falls Women's Hall of Fame, the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad, Rose Hill Mansion, and the William Seward House of the early 1800's are also interesting to explore. Hobart and William Smith Colleges remind us of Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman doctor in the United States.  

Watkins Glen, at the southern end of Seneca Lake, offers hiking along the gorge, scenic waterfalls, and in the evening, the Timespell laser light show expounds on the history of the ice age glaciers that formed the Finger Lakes. Watkins Glen is also home of the Watkins Glen Raceway. Seneca Lake is known as the Lake Trout Capital of the World and Seneca Lake Fishing Charters are available at the several marinas close by, along with many state parks.

Wherever you end up in the Finger Lakes, you will be sure to have a wonderful time!

 

GETTING AROUND

There are limos and busses for worry-free wine tasting trips but they sell out quickly. Some of our recommendations:

 

FOOD & DRINK

The view from Two GOats Brewing in Hector, NY.

The view from Two GOats Brewing in Hector, NY.

Glass blown garden sculptures at skyland art barn. 

Glass blown garden sculptures at skyland art barn.