NYS Region: Finger Lakes
Distance: NYC: 3.5hrs - Hartford: 4.5hrs - Philly: 3.5hrs - Boston: 5hrs
Famous for: Wine Trails, American History, State Parks
Not to miss: The regions Reislings, boating and museums
Perfect for: Couples, Families, Wine Lovers
- Publish Date: May 09, 2017
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As you start to head into the western part of New York you're going to keep noticing lakes peaking out into view more and more. The Finger Lakes Region is a bucolic patchwork quilt of thriving farms, vineyards, and 11 cool lakes all gently rolled into soft hills. It's truly amazing the adventure, experiences and local class around every bend in the road.
• View breathtaking gorges and waterfalls at an abundance of state parks such as Letchworth, Watkins Glen and more.
• Home to over 200 wineries, the FL’s is the 3rd largest wine producing region in the nation.
• Visit the historic Watkins Glen Race Track, where Formula-1, Formula 500, the CART Indy Series, and NASCAR races have graced the pavement over its 69-year existence.
• Peruse world-class museums such as the Strong Museum of Play, Corning Museum of Glass and the George Eastman House.
• Home to major American historical events with figures such as Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony.
A days drive a or a weeklong vacation, either way you'll want to come back. It's a large region and quite diverse. With state parks like Letchworth and Watkins Glen, you can view breathtaking views of waterfalls and gorges.
The Finger Lakes is the third largest wine producing region in the nation, world-renowned for their Rieslings, and home to over 200 wineries and famous festivals.
You can enjoy "The Broadway in the Finger Lakes" at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, which is a part of the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, the largest producing professional musical theatre organization in New York State outside of NYC.
The Finger Lakes are home to famous cities like Syracuse, a historic crossroad between the Erie Canal and the railway network of New York, and Rochester, one of America's first boomtowns located in Lake Ontario.
Major American History played out all across this region with figures such as Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass.
Go fishing in one of the 11 lakes for bass, trout, salmon and more. Pull up you waders, or rent a boat, and experience one of the state's prime fishing locations. Take a dinner cruise on Skaneateles Lake.
Stay at the renowned Ramada Geneva and wake up every morning looking straight down Seneca lake.
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Dinner cruises on Skaneateles Lake, and making history on the Erie Canal.
A hotel located right on the Seneca Lake shoreline.
Cayuga Lake Wine Trail
America's First Wine Trail is a great way to experience wine, and their events will keep you coming back.
Merry Go Round Playhouse
"Broadway in the Finger Lakes"
Tioga Downs Casino
I bet you'll have a fun time at this country-fair themed race track and casino!