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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

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

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

Early Owego Antique Center on Lake Street in Owego, New YorkAntique collecting has been around for ages and for some it's a newfound hobby or a way to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind object for your home or are a collector, the rush of finding something that speaks to you from the past is always exciting. Antique and vintage shopping is a modern-day version of treasure hunting and Finger Lakes Wine Country is teeming with antique centers and vintage shops for you to explore.

Collectors, historians, and those

Disclaimer: Due to COVID-19 guidelines in New York State, some restaurants may have adjusted their hours, dining in options, etc. Most all restaurants are open for take out. Please call the restaurants in advance for full details.

Comfort Food - Mac n Cheese

Looking for rich and flavorful comfort food? The dining scene in Finger Lakes Wine Country offers an abundance of farm fresh eateries serving up home cooked dishes with savory ingredients fit for any season.

If you’re looking for menus filled with comfort dishes that

Penn Yan Diner

Besides all the beautiful scenery, world class wineries, distilleries, breweries, and cideries, the Finger Lakes also has an incredible culinary scene full of dining options including unique eateries like charming and nostalgic diners that remind us of yesteryear.

Whether you’re looking for a fun old-school diner for breakfast or lunch, you have plenty of great options throughout the region.

Visit these local mom and pop establishments in their quaint and vintage diners serving up some of the

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