The Finger Lakes are known for their wine, particularly for the world renowned Rieslings crafted in this region of New York. That being said, the Finger Lakes region has much more to offer than just wine. The area boasts a number of breweries and several hard-cider producers. The Finger Lakes are quickly becoming a hot-spot for farm based beverages. Visit the various wine trails located throughout the Finger Lakes or the Finger Lakes Beer trail.
The Finger Lakes are not just for the 21+ crowd, however. There are activities for those of all ages throughout the Finger Lakes region. Museums are spread throughout the Finger Lakes including the Glenn H. Curtis Aviation Museum, displaying the history of Glenn Curtis, who was awarded U.S. Pilots License #1 in 1911 and who held the motorcycle speed record from 1907 through 1930. There is also The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, NY, the world’s largest historical collection related to play.
If you are looking to get outdoors, the Finger Lakes are a must-see destination no matter what outdoor activity you choose. From hiking and biking, to boating and fishing, to agriculture there is something for everyone. There are a number of state parks located throughout the Finger Lakes with scenic beauty to behold; visit the Watkins Glen State Park to see the beautiful gorges and waterfalls. Watkins Glen State Park hosts 19 waterfalls within the gorge itself! The area is filled with lots of waterfalls, state parks, and glimmering lakes to explore.
There is also excellent shopping in the Finger Lakes region. Waterloo Premium Outlets offer discounts on over 100 of the leading brand names. Destiny USA in Syracuse offers entertainment options as well as world-class shopping. If upscale fashion is what you are looking for, make your first stop Eastview Mall in Victor.
If you are planning your next family vacation, day trip or weekend getaway, look no further than the Finger Lakes region of New York. Beautiful scenery, high quality wines, outdoor activities and more are what is waiting for your exploration in this region of New York. You will be glad you visited the Finger Lakes.
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