South of US-20

Seneca Lake pier

Seneca Lake: One of New York’s 11 Finger Lakes

Seneca Lake has the largest volume, which is roughly half of the water in all of the Finger Lakes. You can drive around the entire lake in 120 minutes.

Keuka Lake

Keuka Lake: One of New York’s 11 Finger Lakes

Keuka Lake, often called “the middle finger”, is the only lake that runs north and south. You can drive around the entire lake in 90 minutes.

Skaneateles Lake Clift Park

Skaneateles Lake: One of New York’s 11 Finger Lakes

Skaneateles Lake water quality is so pure it passes unfiltered into homes in Syracuse . You can drive around the entire lake in 60 minutes.

Museum of the Earth Dinosaur

Museum of the Earth

Museum of the Earth focuses primarily on life in New York State beginning in the Cambrian Period, covering roughly 635 million years of geologic record.

Oatka Creek Park

Oatka Creek Park

Oatka Creek Park in Wheatland is one of the more strollable in the Monroe County Park system, with little change in elevation along the 3.3 mile loop trail.

Little Rock City

Little Rock City in Rock City State Forest

Little Rock City in Salamanca’s Rock City State Forest is free to explore! You could spend 20 minutes or two hours wandering through the boulders, some as large as houses.

Ontario County Park Gannett Hill Jump Off Trail

The Jump Off Trail

The Jump Off Trail in Ontario County Park is ADA-accessible and affords one of the most beautiful scenic views in the Finger Lakes Region.

Harriet Hollister

Harriet Hollister Spencer State Recreation Area

Harriet Hollister Spencer State Recreation Area is a New York State Park located in the hills six miles south of Honeoye Lake.

Panama Rocks - Rock Cities

4 Rock Cities Near Rochester

Explore these cool, quiet, mossy rock cities near Rochester, with boulders the size of houses! You’ll love Panama Rocks, Rock City Park, Little Rock City, and Thunder Rocks in Allegany State Park.

Buttermilk Falls State Park stone bridge

Buttermilk Falls State Park

In Buttermilk Falls State Park, like most of the Finger Lakes gorge parks, stairs are the primary walkway along Buttermilk Creek; challenging but worth it!

Autumn Bristol Mountain NY

Bristol Mountain in the Fall

In the fall, the Comet Express lift is open Noon-4pm for folks to enjoy a quiet and scenic ride to the summit of Bristol Mountain.

Jeromes U-Pick Grapes Naples NY cover

Grapes: Pick Your Own at Jerome’s

My family has been going to Jerome’s U-Pick Grapes nearly every year for 20 years. To avoid the crowds, go the weekend after the Naples festival.

Letchworth State Park Wolf Creek bridge

Letchworth State Park

Letchworth State Park comprises 14,350 linear acres along the Genesee River. It takes 30 minutes to drive from the Mount Morris entrance to the Glen Iris.

Stony Brook Gorge

Stony Brook State Park

The walkway through Stony Brook State Park is a combo of shale, gravel, and stairs, similar to the other gorge parks while being a bit more manageable.

Skaneateles Lake Dickens Fest Finger Lakes NY

Skaneateles Dickens Christmas

My favorite time to visit Skaneateles starts the day after Thanksgiving when the little lakeside town kicks off their annual Skaneateles Dickens Christmas.