NYS Region: Finger Lakes
Distance: NYC: 5.25hrs - Hartford: 5hrs - Philly: 5.25hrs - Boston: 6hrs
Famous for: Wine, Culinary, Skiing, Grape Pie
Not to miss: Canandaigua Wine Trail on Canandaigua Lake.
Perfect for: Couples, Families, Outdoors Lovers
- Publish Date: May 04, 2017
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Why It's Famous
Ontario County’s Finger Lakes are in the most natural state and among the most serene. A perfect spot to enjoy the outdoors, seek relaxation, take in local artistry, or sample the Finger Lakes culinary bounty.
- Naples is often said to be in the permanent state of summer vacation.
- Learn a whole new side of art and history when visiting the Seneca Art and Culture Center. Once home to thousands of native Seneca people & to this day, where their stories are told.
- Enjoy the Finger Lakes in the fashion you most enjoy; swimming, kayaking, boating, or from the shore with a glass of Finger Lakes wine in hand.
- Tour the Canandaigua Wine Trail, which winds its way along the western shore of Canandaigua Lake. Here wineries big and small each offer their unique take on winemaking.
- The New York Wine and Culinary Center calls Canandaigua home.
Home to New York's incredible beverage, agricultural, and culinary industries. Get ready to hit the slopes with Bristol Mountain's state-of-the-art snowmaker.Swim, kayak, boat, or enjoy a glass of wine along the shores of Canandaigua Lake.
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The Canandaigua Wine Trail showcases a diverse group of wineries, both large and small, as well as breweries, restaurants, wine tasting centers, and unique shops. 41 miles from Fairport to Canandaigua to Naples, the trail has been operating since the mid 1990’s and is one of the more scenic Finger Lakes wine trails.
One of America’s longest surviving estates from the Victorian Era. In the early 1900’s, Mrs. Thompson and her staff created nine formal gardens, which are open to the public from May to October each year.
Built in the style of the renowned Villa Lancellotti in Frascati, Italy, Geneva on the Lake is a slice of Italian elegance. A leisurely walk through the grounds reveals architectural and horticultural excellence and on a nice day you can even play croquet on the lawn. A recipient of the AAA 4-diamond award for over 30 years.
A one of a kind museum set into the hillside to avoid disrupting the natural landscape, this museum displays the rich cultural heritage of the Seneca and Haudenosaunee or Iroquois Native American peoples. It captures the past and displays the present contributions to art, culture and society by native persons.
The premier adventure capital of the Finger Lakes. Year-round zipline canopy tours, and state-of-the-art snowmaking and Nordic trails in the winter. In the warmer months, the Aerial adventure ropes course opens on top of the mountain, and the Waterpark also opens for more refreshing fun.
This fun, casual town has often been described as being in a state of permanent summer vacation. One of the best Finger Lakes towns for escaping the hustle and bustle and relaxing in the country bliss. Check out the seasonal roadside open air farm market, local art, summer theater, hike to waterfalls in Grimes Glen, and taste a local delight, grape pie!
A non-profit organization designed to educate & engage in a celebration of NY’s incredible beverage, agricultural, & culinary industries. Visit the tasting room and sample or take a cooking class in the hands-on kitchen. If all this leaves you hungry, head to The Upstairs Bistro.
The annual Naples Grape Festival is a sight to behold! Held annually each September, the Grape Festival celebrates the local grape harvest and all things grape. Arts, crafts, live music, wine, and baked goods of the grape variety. This is a perfect chance to try a dish that has become a regional sensation: grape pie!