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Fall Romance

When the summer heat fades to cozy cuddle weather, a romantic fall getaway in Finger Lakes Wine Country is the perfect mix of pampering and adventure. From pumpkin-infused spa treatments and fireside wine tasting to fairy-tale castles and waterfall chasing.

The leaf peeping and long walks remind you of the things that make fall magical. A picturesque getaway to Finger Lakes Wine Country will allow you and your partner to take a break, create new experiences together, and turn up the heat on

kids trick or treating

When the bewitching season begins and harvest is complete and it’s time to celebrate in Finger Lakes Wine Country. If the leaf-peeping or delicious fall flavors don’t pull you in, the holiday festivities will. We’ve rounded up fun Halloween events in Finger Lakes Wine Country this fall.

The more mature crowd will enjoy doing the Time Warp again at Rocky Horror Picture Show or exploring the Haunted Wine Walk at Hosmer Winery. Those looking for a fright will enjoy Phantom PhrightNights. While

FLX Family-Friendly Fall Travel Guide

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 7:00 AM by Finger Lakes Wine Country

Fall Leaves1

A fall trip to Finger Lakes Wine Country is ideal for families who enjoy amazing hikes, hands-on activities, and stunning lakeside views. This Finger Lakes Wine Country family-friendly fall travel guide will help you plan your next visit and create fun family memories.

There’s a chill in the air as trees start bursting with colors, and the fall foliage brings leaf-peepers and photographers. From chasing waterfalls to picking pumpkins, grapes, and apples, get ready for an active exploration of

ice cream

Finger Lakes Wine Country has a long list of creameries that will delight ice cream and cheese lovers. A hot summer’s day and ice cream are best friends and what would a cheese-lover love more than learning how to milk a goat by hand?

We’ve got the scoop on the best places to get your frozen fix. Along with where to shop for artisan cheeses. From cow cuddling to cheese and ice cream flights this guide will give you a sweet look at wine-and-cheese country. We’ve also included locations with

Brewery Selfie

While Finger Lakes Wine Country is renowned for its award-winning wines there are many breweries, cideries, and distilleries in the region worth bragging about. This is why we created the Finger Lakes Wine Country Breweries, Cideries, and Distilleries Guide.

Craft brewing has exploded so much in the region in the last decade that there are a variety of breweries offering an array of experiences. Some of our breweries even offer lodging. One of them even has a pet-friendly suite. In this guide

Lakeside Summer

Wondering what to do as a non-drinker in Finger Lakes Wine Country? There are many reasons why you might be searching for wine-free activities in the area. The two most common are; you simply want to explore the region or you want to know which wineries have non-alcoholic options when you visit with friends who both are and aren’t partaking. We’ve created your guide for an unforgettable day amongst the vines sans vino.

Sweet Trails

ice cream cones

Finger Lakes Wine Country is famous for its wine and the

Postcard

There are so many reasons why we love Finger Lakes Wine Country and even more reasons to visit. Here are 20 reasons you should put this perfect road trip destination at the top of your travel list this year.

  1. Finger Lakes Wine Country isn’t just an “upstate” destination. It is a state of mind. This is where you come to immerse yourself in nature, meet friendly and welcoming locals, relax, breathe, raise a glass, and repeat. Slow your pace and enjoy.
  1. It's the perfect road trip destination.

Holiday Gazebo in Penn Yann NY

Tis’ the season for holiday movie binging! And if you are fans of holiday movies like we are, you might have noticed those Hallmark movies giving us the warm and fuzzy feels are set in charming small towns. These quaint villages are full of friendly faces and small town holiday cheer -- inevitably making your heart yearn for a white Christmas in a small town upstate.

Well, you are in luck! You can live out your holiday fantasies by visiting one of these Finger Lakes Wine Country picture-perfect

Farmers Market produce

Finding the freshest produce of the season, handicrafts, baked goods, local ingredients and pantry items like meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, and seasonings is easy to do in Finger Lakes Wine Country.

Our region boasts some of the best farmland in the state and with that comes food and handicraft products that are direct from the farmer or artisan to the customer, who can easily access these goods at our various farm stores and stands.

When planning a trip to our region, don’t miss out on

Seneca Lake Wine Trail Postcard

Seneca Lake Wine TrailGrown Here, Made Here

The Seneca Lake Wine Trail consists of a collection of member wineries producing award-winning wines made entirely from grapes grown in the Seneca Lake AVA (American Viticultural Area). From grape-growing to production, the Seneca Lake Wine Trail is one of the largest cohesive wine trails in North America where you're guaranteed to be sipping wine from the Seneca Lake terroir, or the natural environment from which a wine is produced, involving factors such as the soil,