Finger Lakes Wine Region

If there’s one region in the US that’s garnering more and more attention it is the Finger Lakes wine region in New York.  This area surrounded by 11 gorgeous lakes will make for beautiful scenery anytime of the year.  Can you just imagine what it’ll look like the next few months with fall coming in?

Surrounded by charming, quaint towns to rolling hills, and eclectic museums this is a place worth taking a vacation to:

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Finger Lakes Premier Properties Photo Credit: Finger Lakes Premier Properties

Whether traveling with family, friends, or a dear loved one, this region will make it a vacation to remember.  Just a few things you can do while here:

Stay at a Bed and Breakfast:

Want a vacation to remember?  Then choose to stay at nearly over 100 Bed and Breakfasts within the Finger Lakes area.  Breakfast served for you as you stay in a cozy bedroom all done for you.  Get to know others as they stay with you and talk about your travels and journey over breakfast.

Arnot Art Museum - Photo Credit, Mark Twain Country

Arnot Art Museum: Credit: Mark Twain Country

Explore Museums:

Corning’s Museum of Glass: The museum with the largest collection of glass.

Rockwell Museum of Western Art: American Western and Native American art is preserved here.

Glenn H. Curtiss Museum:  Dedicated to Glenn H. Curtiss and his history of aviation.

Arnot Art Museum: Focused upon 17th-19th century European Paintings.

National Soaring Museum: An aviation museum focused on the history of motorless flight.

The Lakes:

There are eleven Finger Lakes ranging from 40 miles in length to an incredible 618 feet in depth. They lie within an imaginary triangle between Syracuse, Rochester and Elmira-Corning.  By the shape of the map you can definitely tell where the name “Finger Lakes” comes from.

Conesus

Hemlock

Canadice

Honeoye

Canandaigua

Keuka

Senaca

Cayuga

Owasco

Skaneateles

Otisco

Onondaga

Oneida

The Picturesque Towns:

The Finger Lakes area has charming little towns from Corning, Hammondsport, Fairport, Seneca Falls, Mumford, Cortland, Big Flats to Macedon with opportunities to browse through Antiques to places to eat.  Walk through the small towns and feel right at home.

The Wineries:

And of course, the reason for the trip: the wineries.

With over 100 wineries being surrounded by 4 of the Finger Lakes: Seneca, Cayuga, Keuka, and Canandulgua it makes for a perfect environment for wine tasting.  The wineries in this area make up for more than 90% of the wines from New York.

The Finger Lakes really being known for their Reisling variety.  The climates in this area make for the perfect growing condition.  The month of September is when they debut their latest Reisling, and this month is no exception.

This past Thursday they held a virtual wine tasting with wine makers from the Finger Lakes Region to taste and discuss their wines.  To check it out see the video here.

There are 3 different wine trails that you could take part in within the Finger Lakes area:

Seneca Lake Wine Trail:

Keuka Lake Wine Trail:

Cayuga Lake Wine Trail:

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For more information about the Finger Lakes Wine Region check out their website here.

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