Our Favorite Things to Do in the Finger Lakes

When you think of visiting New York, do you immediately imagine the city’s skyscrapers and the Statue of Liberty? Although these are all memorable places to visit, you can find many things to do in the Finger Lakes region.

This beautiful scenery offers hiking trails, museums, art exhibits, and more. Let’s look at seven of our favorite things to do in the Finger Lakes!

Roaring waterfalls and 600 steep cliffs formed by the Genesee River. It also has 66 miles of hiking trails and additional biking and horseback riding trails. 

1. Visit the Grand Canyon of the East

From Lyons in the north to Elmira in the south to Mount Morris, come explore the miles of trails to enjoy the region’s history, culture, and natural scenery.

2. Bike or Hike the 75 Trails

Nineteen waterfalls break off of the glen’s stream. And rim trails provide spectacular views of the gorge. Many enjoy biking, camping, swimming, and cross-country skiing.

3. Explore Watkins Glen State Park

A popular thing to do in the Finger Lakes is visiting the wineries. It’s the largest wine-producing region in the country east of California, with over 130 wineries.

4. Hop Around the Five Wine Trails

Anyone can appreciate the talent and beauty of the masterpieces here. Kids also love the museum because of the interactive science exhibits.

5. Spend an Afternoon at the Corning Museum of Glass

Kids may love the physical challenges of the Imagination Destination exhibit with role-playing activities. Or you can relive the history of the iconic Sesame Street television series.

6. Rediscover Play at the Strong National Museum of Play

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