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Finger Lakes Wine Country has much more to offer than some of the world’s best wines. It’s where it all began for the Women's Rights Movement and was the end of the line for the Underground Railroad. From historic homes and haunted wineries to the world’s largest pancake griddle and wine revolutionaries, here are some of the hidden gems Finger Lakes Wine Country has to offer.

Unique Stays

Belva Lockwood Inn in Owego New York

Belva Lockwood is the local 19th-century heroine who fought for equal rights from the age of 14. Her

Adirondack chairs looking at the lake view in Finger Lakes Wine CountryNetflix’s latest travel and real estate show The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals follows three travelers as they stay at some of the world’s most unique rental properties. Which inspired us to share some of The Most Amazing Vacation Rentals in Finger Lakes Wine Country. From pet-friendly options to high-end, exclusive properties here are some of the best vacation properties available this summer in Finger Lakes Wine Country.

With over 150 waterfalls in the area, you won’t have to do much

beautiful red barn in Finger Lakes Wine Country New York

Farmers feed the world and Finger Lakes Wine Country has the ideal geography, climate, and soil for our farmers. Tucked away in upstate New York is a foodie paradise where farm-to-fork is always preferred and paired with a wealth of amazing locally-grown wines. This year escape to a charming place where you can relax, rejuvenate, and get your hands dirty the old-fashioned way.

Meeting the farmers is easy here. This three-day itinerary allows you to connect with some of Finger Lakes Wine

picnic tables at Spotted Duck Creamery in Finger Lakes Wine Country

In Finger Lakes Wine Country farm-to-table isn't a trend, it's a lifestyle. Serving things locally grown, produced, and sourced evokes a sense of pride in the region that is shared through taste, smell, and touch. As we all prepare to go safely back outside this summer, here are some of the places you should turn to for an authentic farm-to-table experience.

From farm brewed beer and farm-fresh produce to date night destinations and cow cuddling there’s something fun for everyone in the

summer views in Finger Lakes Wine Country

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 greenspace 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

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

happy dog in a vineyardFinger Lakes Wine Country offers fun for the whole family including our four legged friends. From our wineries to outdoor adventures, attractions, and accommodation there are plenty of opportunities for pet friendly adventures in wine country.

This pet friendly guide to the region introduces just a sample of the varying businesses and activities that are available for well-behaved pets. We advise that you call before your visit to ensure all the activities you’re hoping to enjoy are pet friendly

spring blooms in the vineyards in Finger Lakes Wine Country

Spring in Finger Lakes Wine Country is one of the seasons most underrated by travelers looking for an escape. But this spring, like its autumn counterpart, is abuzz with movement. The vineyards are busily being groomed and pruned, gardens are spruced up and prepped for new growth, and visitors and wine-lovers start to get a sense of what newly released wines will be available to taste and take home. Off the vineyard, as the snow melts and we welcome warmer weather, there are many great

Vax Up FLX - Orlando Rodriguez

Travel has looked a little different this past year and the Finger Lakes Wine Country community has been working hard to reduce the spread of COVID-19. It is our goal to safely welcome our visitors to enjoy everything our region has to offer from wine tasting, our quaint small towns, outdoor activities, and much more.

We have put together a helpful resource page for navigating a visit during this time as well as these Finger Lakes Wine Country travel tips below to help keep both our community

Romantic Gift Ideas in FLWC

Monday, February 1, 2021 8:00 AM by Finger Lakes Wine Country

Valentine's Day Romance

It’s the season of romance and what better way to show your affection, appreciation, and love to your sweetheart than shopping local this Valentine’s season gifting a slice of the Finger Lakes.

Whether you’re a classic romantic who buys flowers and chocolates or you’re looking for something a little more personalized or unique, we’ve recommended some ideas for gift giving this sweet time of year.

Sweet Treats

There’s no sweeter gift than a sugary confections for your significant other whether

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