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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,

Waterfall Hole

Finger Lake Wine Country is known for more than just its award-winning wineries and farm-to-table lifestyle. We created this Finger Lakes Wine Country Waterfall Guide because the region has a reputation for being GORGE-ous and having over 50 waterfalls!

It's such a letdown to travel to a waterfall just to be met with underwhelming water flow. We created this Finger Lakes Wine Country Waterfall Guide to help you plan your waterfall visits while they’re gushing. From picturesque potholes to

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

Hannah SoFLX

Hannah Jones (she/her) is the Co-Founder and Board President of Southern Finger Lakes Pride. As a part of and an advocate for the LGBTQ+, she strives to make Corning and the surrounding areas a more inclusive and supportive home for the queer community who both live here and visit. In honor of Pride Month and to highlight just some of the reasons our region is so special, we reached out to Hannah and asked her to shine a light on some of the brave voices, safe spaces, and LGBTQ+ allies in

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

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

Vineyard at Sunset on Keuka Lake

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.

Girl's Getaway to Finger Lakes Wine Country

Finger Lakes Wine Country is a perfect place for a girl’s getaway. From mother-daughter trips to a weekend away with your besties, FLX offers plenty of opportunities to hang with your favorite girl gang! Pamper yourselves with relaxing spa treatments, captivate your creativity with art museums, and engage your senses with our delicious farm-to-table fare and local wine and spirits.

Create a fun itinerary that you and your girlfriends will love with our suggestions below. Then pack your bags

Fall in Wine Country

From grape growing to production, the Seneca Lake Wine Trail is one of the largest cohesive wine trails in North America. When you visit the 25-member wineries you are guaranteed to be tasting and purchasing wine made from grapes grown in the favorable conditions surrounding Seneca Lake.

Seneca Lake is not only the largest of the glacially-formed Finger Lakes but is also the deepest lake within New York State. At 630 feet in depth, the sapphire waters of Seneca Lake make up 50% of the water in