Top 7 things to do in the popular finger lakes

The Finger Lakes are a group of eleven long, narrow lakes in northern New York.  They are in close proximity, all running north and south.

The list of things to do in the Finger Lakes is a mile long.  It can be quite intimidating.  Here are the TOP 7 to help you.


Watkins Glen has 19 waterfalls and 200 foot cliffs.

Watkins Glen State Park


There are many charming gardens spread out along the Cornell University campus.  This less traveled path is so pretty and peaceful.

Cornell Botanic Gardens


There are lots of stands with unique items.  You can find crisp produce, beautiful fresh cut flowers, hot coffee and tasty food.

Ithaca Farmers Market


Participated in a wine tasting.  The  host was easy going and did a fantastic job of describing the flavor profiles of the different wines.

Lakewood Vineyards


The park’s main attraction is Taughannock Falls, a 215 foot plunge waterfall.

Taughannock Falls State Park


Right beside the road is this beautiful, powerful waterfall.

Hector Falls


With tranquil lakes and sprawling vineyards, you almost can’t go wrong.  There are so many opportunities to view a breathtaking sunset.

Sunset at the Finger Lakes

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