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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

Winter Couple

Since the 1300s lovers and friends have exchanged little and not-so-little nothings on February 14th in celebration of Valentine’s Day. But who needs jewelry or chocolate when you can create memories that last a lifetime? From snowshoeing to couples massages this time we’re focusing on the incredible activities, eateries, and romantic places to stay in the region with your love that will help ignite the spark!

Events + Activities

Savoring Sweets

Savoring Sweets

The Keuka Lake Wine Trail brings you Savoring

Romantic Gift Ideas in FLWC

Wednesday, January 10, 2024 8:00 AM by Finger Lakes Wine Country

Romantic Dinner

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 and 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 sugary confections for your significant other whether

Tanglewood Nature Center in winter Finger Lakes Wine Country

In the early months of the year, the region transforms into a beautiful winter wonderland. If you enjoy quieter settings and fewer crowds, or just want to escape the chaos of everyday life, you’ll enjoy a winter retreat in Finger Lakes Wine Country.

Beat the winter blues with a breathtaking getaway to Finger Lakes Wine Country. There are plenty of ways to escape, relax, and rejuvenate in this cozy winter wonderland. From indoor oases to outdoor escapes, we’ve rounded up some unforgettable

Winter Waterway

Finger Lakes Wine Country is an all-season getaway, we even like to say that there are five seasons of fun here. Winter is easily one of the most underrated seasons to visit the region and one of the quietest, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of outdoor activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Here are just a few of the incredible outdoor activities to enjoy in Finger Lakes Wine Country in the winter.

Snowshoe Rentals

A fun adventurous activity fit for the whole family in winter is

Seneca Mills Waterfall in winter on the Keuka Lake Outlet Trail in Finger Lakes Wine Country New York

Finger Lakes Wine Country offers some of the most beautiful landscapes in New York State. The region is also a haven for waterfall chasing. One might assume that waterfall viewing is best done in the warmer months, but waterfalls truly come to life and are spectacular to see during the winter months. Enjoy sparkling snowy scenes when you visit these five magical waterfalls this winter.

For more ideas of how to spend this season in wine country read our guide to outdoor activities to enjoy in

homemade fudge and holiday sign in Hammondsport during the Christmas season

Tis the season to be shopping and there’s no better time to shop small and shop local. Our Shop Small Holiday Gift Guide highlights some of the best local businesses and boutiques to shop in Finger Lakes Wine Country. We also thought outside the box and included gift certificates, community memberships, and gift donations.

Looking for gifts for the Travel Lover on your holiday shopping list? How about some Romantic Gift suggestions? Not only are we telling you what to gift the Foodies,

Wines to Warm You This Winter

Wednesday, November 22, 2023 11:00 AM by Maiah Johnson Dunn

Winter Wine Glass

It sneaks up on you. One day, you find yourself appreciating the heat emanating from your coffee mug. You notice your morning dog walks have become a bit more bundled. The leaves have changed to yellows, burnt oranges and reds, and the weather feels perfect for cable knit sweaters, thick socks, and cozy blankets. Suddenly it’s soup season, yule log channels return, and twinkling lights bring actual neighborhood cheer as the sounds of Mariah Carey can be heard on repeat. The holidays are back!

Holiday

The holiday season is one of the most festive and exciting times to visit Finger Lakes Wine Country. As the weather cools and the days become shorter, the holiday spirit fills the air and the region transforms into the set of a Hallmark holiday movie.

From where to cut your Christmas tree to Santa sightings and holiday performances, we’ve created this guide to help you enjoy the most wonderful time of the year in Finger Lakes Wine Country. We’ve included family-friendly festivities, adult-only

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