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FLX Family-Friendly Fall Travel Guide

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

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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

Apple Picking at Apple Barrel Orchards

We’ve already shared what to do and where to go in our 3-Day Fall Finger Lakes Wine Country Itinerary. Now we’re sharing how to experience the incredible fall flavors Finger Lakes Wine Country has to offer.

From apple cinnamon, apple cider, caramel apples, and candy apples the fall flavor profiles are endless and we haven’t even mentioned pumpkin. Locally harvested produce is one of the main attractions during fall in Finger Lakes Wine Country and the reason for many of your favorite flavors.

The FLX Glamping Guide

Saturday, August 6, 2022 7:00 AM by Finger Lakes Wine Country

Glamping

There are plenty of Amazing Vacation Rentals in Finger Lakes Wine Country however, for those who want the chance to connect with nature without having to pitch a tent in the dark there’s glamping. This glamorous style of camping often includes a bed, linens, a bathroom, and breakfast. Here are some of the luxurious glamping options Finger Lakes Wine Country has to offer.

Glamping

There are so many enriching outdoor activities to do in Finger Lakes Wine Country during the summer. Glamping has

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

dog in Vineyard

In Finger Lakes Wine Country four-legged visitors are catered to as much as two-legged guests. This Dog-Friendly Finger Lakes Wine Country Itinerary introduces you to dog-friendly hotels, activities, wineries, and restaurants. It also allows you to take advantage of the stunning scenic hiking trails and outdoor areas that are dog friendly!

Your four-legged, furry friend loves to get out as much as you do. Grab that collar and leash, and take your pooch for some Finger Lakes Wine Country fun!

Unapologetically Female

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 7:00 PM by Maiah Johnson Dunn

Ann Rafetto of Wagner Vineyards

When Ann Raffetto accepted the job as co-winemaker at Wagner Vineyards, she didn’t think about the legacy she’d leave behind. “We were just trying to work with what equipment we had and trying to make the best wine that we could,” she smiles.

“I always get a little hesitant when people say ‘first woman winemaker’,” notes Ann as she highlights her colleagues working behind the scenes. “Maybe not technically in a winemaker role, but [women] were certainly in every other aspect doing whatever

Pumpkin Patch

Fall is the most spooktacular season to visit Finger Lakes Wine Country. There’s no shortage of pumpkin patches to pick from, but also there’s something spookier. This place has a long history of tales from beyond and as the sunny days are replaced by darker skies the creepier side of the region begins to show. Which makes Finger Lakes Wine Country the perfect place to celebrate Halloween.

The small cemeteries that dot the back roads seem haunted among the barren trees. Whose leaves slowly

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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