Things to Do


Finger Lakes Wine Country is more than wine. Enjoy rich cultural experiences at our world-class museums, hike along beautiful waterfalls and gorges, take in a sporting event, thrill in the heart-bounding action at Watkins Glen International, take a boating adventure, shop in a charming downtown village, or attend one of many year-round events. Learn more and explore things to do below, where you can search by type of activity, location, and price.

Rich Cultural Experiences

The region is rich with diverse, world-class museums like The Corning Museum of Glass, The Rockwell Museum, Arnot Art Museum, and the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum all with unique stories and themes. Enjoy a Broadway show or concert at the beautifully restored Clemens Center in downtown Elmira. Discover more >

State Parks &  Historic Sites

Outdoor recreation abounds in one of Finger Lakes Wine Country's state parks including Watkins Glen State Park and its 19 waterfalls. Enjoy an evening barbecue or weekend camping trip. Relive history at Newtown Battleground State Park or at one of several living history museums. Discover more >

Unique Seekers

Every vacation deserves shopping. Browse through one of the region's many specialty stores and antique shops to find local treasures and souvenirs. The quaint villages of Elmira, Corning, Watkins Glen, Hammondsport, Penn Yan, and Owego offer both premier shopping centers and local vendors, making it easy find local. The Early Owego Antique Center offers an extensive marketplace of quality, hard-to-find antiques, sure to please the most avid collector.  Go shopping > 

Auto Racing and Sports

Watkins Glen International, one of America's most famous road courses, hosts GRAND-AM, NASCAR, and the historical Watkins Glen Grand Prix in September. Can't make it up to a race?  Experience the "The Glen"  with a Thunder Road Tour in your own car and stop in at The Shop for racing memorabila. Discover more >

Adventure Seekers

Are you an adventure seeker? Bring the entire family to enjoy week of camping, canoeing or kayaking. There are lots of scenic roads for a day of biking, and of course our lakes are perfect for swimming and boating. Need more thrill? Board a plane for an aerial tour or take a glider ride at Harris Hill for a view from the sky.  Discover more > 


Finger Lakes Wine Country offers abundant year-round entertainment. Tioga Downs Casino Resort is a premier entertainment and gaming destination, featuring harness racing, casino slot games, table games, poker tables, and some of the the hottest musical performances. If you're looking for top-notch performing acts, The Clemens Center offers two beautifully restored theaters including  the 1,618 seat Powers Theater, a full calendar of Broadway performances, family-friendly programming and more. Finger Lakes Wine Country is a great place to have fun at an affordable price.