A stop at the regional gem that is the New York Wine and Culinary Center (NYWCC) is a great way to showcase all the bounty that New York State has to offer from an a farm to table perspective. After learning about the abundant agriculture that is available in the Finger Lakes and New York State, drive through the scenic heart of the Finger Lakes from Canandaigua where the NYWCC is housed, to the heart of NASCAR in the Finger Lakes at Watkins Glen International Speedway for thrills, excitement, and even the opportunity to take the bus out on the track! Various accommodations in this area lends a central stop over point to rest up for the next day’s big journey.
What’s a visit to the Finger Lakes without getting out on the water? Make a stop at one of the local marinas, or outdoor recreation businesses for a kayak rental, canoe rental, or cruise along one of the glimmering Finger Lakes.Captain Bill’s in Watkins Glen is in the heart of the Finger Lakes and if you’re headed to the northeast section of the Finger Lakes, you’ll want to take a stop at Fuzzy Guppies which specializes in human powered watercrafts such as kayaks and the ever popular human hamster ball! Finish up your afternoon and evening in the heart of Syracuse with a visit to Destiny USA and get your heart racing with a lap around the track at Pole Position Raceway. Syracuse hosts a variety of accommodations to fits any groups needs!
Take a voyage along the Erie Canal or beautiful Skaneateles Lake with Mid-Lakes Navigation. Drive through the lush countryside from Skaneateles to Cortland where your group can enjoy zip lining, the mountain coaster careening through the Cortland hillsides, or a ski among the slopes in the winter months at Greek Peak Mountain Resort. Accommodations, a spa, restaurant, and conference center all on site make Greek Peak the perfect location for any group traveling throughout the region. Tioga Downs Racing & Casino is not to be missed and one hour drive from Cortland. With spectacular racing, cards, slots, and dining, and even concerts abundant at every turn, Tioga Downs is a not to be missed stop for the fun loving group.