The Finger Lakes region, having a large and plentiful rural surrounding, produces a wide variety of produce throughout the year. A number of farms allow you to pick your own fruits and most sell their produce at a number of markets and weekly farmers markets throughout the Finger Lakes.
Art, museum, music and theater, there is a wide variety of artistic talent in this region of New York. From galleries to live performances, from opera to photography there is a little bit of everything here in the Finger Lakes.
Whether you’re pairing it with wine, taking it to-go or sharing it with friends the dining in the Finger Lakes will not disappoint. The Finger Lakes have everything from BBQ to Italian, and many locations are getting involved with the farm to table movement, so there is certain to be something you’ll love close by. Your mouth will be watering for the deliciousness to be served up. Localvores and foodies unite in the Finger Lakes.
Civil rights, religious freedom, literature, flight, boating and more have roots in the Finger Lakes. This has all been well documented and preserved in the many museums and historical sites found throughout the Finger Lakes. Glen Curtiss Flight Museum, Hammondsport is one of the best in the country. The National Soaring Museum, Elmira not only offers a modern display, but also has soaring rides at a reasonable cost.
At the heart of the Finger Lakes are, of course, the 11 pristine Finger Lakes themselves as well as the surrounding parks. Visit one of the state parks within the Finger Lakes region or get on one of the lakes that make up the region's namesake. Enjoy all that Mother Nature has to offer in the Finger Lakes. Hike the gorge at Watkins Glen State Park, or swim in a natural swimming hole at the base of the falls at Buttermilk Falls State Park, Ithaca
There is a wide array of outdoor fun to be had in any season in the Finger Lakes. Rest assured many businesses are open year round and the Finger Lakes doesn't close down in the winter. Visit one of the ski resorts during the winter, cast away to catch some fish during the spring, get on the water during the summer and enjoy the foliage during the fall.
From smaller retailers, mom and pop shops, boutique stops, to high end brand names, the Finger Lakes has it all. Whether your gift shopping or buying for yourself, you will not leave the Finger Lakes empty handed. The Windmill Arts and Craft Market is one of the countries top 10, and is only 10 minutes from the Inn. The Outlet Mall in Geneva offers a wide range of discount shopping.
Wineries, what the Finger Lakes are most famous for and for good reason. White wines, especially the Rieslings, are not to be over-looked during your next trip to the Finger Lakes. Don’t forget, the Finger Lakes are also home to a number of breweries, hard-cider producers and distilleries making the Finger Lakes a growing hot-spot for farm based beverages.