24 Must-Do Activities in the Finger Lakes

The Finger Lakes is an area in northwestern New York filled with beauty and many things to do during any season. But there are especially appealing must-do activities in the Finger Lakes during spring, summer, and fall.

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The leading lakes you’ll hear discussed repeatedly are:

The popular towns include Corning, Watkins Glen, Elmira, Seneca Falls, Ithaca, and Hammondsport.

Here are some ideas to spark motivation to travel there.

1. Visit the Corning Museum of Glass One of the best museums we’ve ever been to is in Corning, New York. The subject: Glass, including information and pieces to show how it has changed over thousands of years and how techniques and technology have changed over time.

2. Go on a Seaplane Adventure When you’re around many Finger Lakes, opportunities to go on the water are plentiful. But have you thought about what it would be like to land on the water from the air?

3. Stay at a Historic Hotel The Park Inn has been around since the 1830s. It’s in the center of Hammondsport and is a very charming and a great place to stay. Book one of the Inn’s suites quickly because there are only a handful!

4. Picnic in the Park Inn, Hammondsport Square If the weather is nice, pack a picnic or get take out from a nearby restaurant for a picnic in the park in Hammondsport, just in front of the Park Inn.

5. Go Fall Leaf Peeping The Finger Lakes is a gorgeous area for fall Leaf Peeping, as it’s called. Its cities are blanketed in attractive colors as the leaves change from green to oranges, reds, and yellows during autumn.

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