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Category - Summer

Men Hiking

We’ve shared our Girl's Getaway, so this one’s for the guys. If you’re planning a Bachelor’s Weekend, annual reunion, or just a weekend away with the fellas. We’ve got some suggestions for your guy's getaway to Finger Lakes Wine Country.

Where To Stay:

The first step should be deciding on a place to stay. If you want a luxury hotel experience, the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel in Watkins Glen was named the “Best Waterfront Hotel in the Nation” by USA Today. All guests have access to their indoor

Black Kayakers

As one of the best wine regions in the nation, there’s an unlimited amount of fun activities to enjoy in Finger Lakes Wine Country. That’s why we’re focusing on the ones that won’t break the bank. This list of free things to do in Finger Lakes Wine Country includes activities for the entire family and is a great starting point for visitors and residents building an itinerary.

Go For a Hike

The Tanglewood Nature Center and Museum in Elmira, New York offers free access to over 10 miles of hiking

Kid Friendly Wineries

Traveling with your family creates a lifetime of memories and Finger Lakes Wine Country has so much to offer families of all sizes and kids of all ages. These family-friendly wineries, restaurants, and activities cater to families by providing welcoming, easygoing experiences that visitors of all ages will enjoy.

From wineries with pet donkeys and glass-blowing workshops to kid-friendly restaurants and the New York Ice Cream Trail, we’ve found fun activities that the whole family will love.

Seneca Lake Pier in Watkins Glen New York

There are so many incredible things to see this summer in Finger Lakes Wine Country and unique ways to do so. Summer in this region serves as a constant reminder of the beauty of nature. With its quaint small towns, historic importance, and refreshing Finger Lakes attractions. Here are 14 unique ways to enjoy the great outdoors and explore Finger Lakes Wine Country by land, air, and water.

Water

Kayaking

If you’re looking for ways to keep cool this summer you should explore our local lakes, rivers,

Lakeside Summer

With its warmer temps and longer days, summertime in Finger Lakes Wine Country is a can’t-miss experience. Our lush countryside of rolling hills and sprawling vineyards offer picture-perfect green-space to enjoy an array of outdoor adventures. Cool off in our pristine lakes, kayak on our winding rivers, or hike among waterfalls. Slow down with a sip of world-class wine or a locally crafted brew.

In the summer, there is no shortage of farm-fresh produce and local products available at our

Keuka+Lake+Vineyard+Summer

Keuka Lake is much more than just a summer destination. It’s an ideal getaway no matter what time of year. The Keuka Lake Wine Trail highlights family-owned and operated wineries that have been a part of the Finger Lakes Wine Country community for generations. Driving around Keuka Lake takes about an hour, not including stops, making it easy to plan a perfect day of exploring the breathtaking views along the way. We’ve created the perfect Keuka Lake Wine Trail itinerary with stops at the best

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

Summer Hot Dog Pairings with FLX Beer & Wine

Friday, June 24, 2022 9:00 AM by Sara May

Overhead Shot Hot Dogs

Hot Dogs with Grilled Mustard Slaw, paired with Lucky Hare’s Conan the Bavarian German-Style Hefeweizen

Slaw gets a major upgrade when it shares the grill with hot dogs. If you haven’t yet tried grilling cabbage, you’re in for a real treat! The smoky char from the grill softens and sweetens cabbage, and in this recipe we take it one step further by simmering the grilled cabbage in Lucky Hare’s Conan the Bavarian German-Style Hefeweizen. The aromatic clove notes in this refreshing brew