The Finger Lakes region is a year-round destination featuring natural wonders such as lakes, waterfalls, and gorges. Known for its wine-producing, it also boasts a number of breweries, distilleries, and hard-cider producers. To further enhance your sense of excitement, the region is the birthplace of American road racing where you can watch live car races at Watkins Glen. A region for all ages, the Finger Lakes is a host to museums, history, and outdoor adventure, and nearby Rochester, the third-largest metropolitan area in New York State will provide a wonderful balance of urban and outdoors and is recognized as the 'cultural capital of Upstate New York.'
The Corning Museum of Glass is located in Corning, NY, also known as the "Crystal City." The town is less then an hour from more then 100 Finger Lakes-region wineries, craft breweries, cideries and distilleries.
Dedicated to exploring a single material: glass, the museum is home to the world's most comprehensive collection of glass, the world's foremost library on glass, and one of the top glass working schools in the world.
Founded in 1919, the Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance is the oldest destination marketing organization in the United States and is dedicated to promoting all that the 14,000 kilometer Finger Lakes region has to offer.
11 glacially formed lakes offer stunning views in New York’s Finger Lakes region, known as much for its beautiful scenery as it is for award-winning wines in what is considered the largest wine-producing region on the USA’s eastern coast. In addition, you will find 25 New York State Parks to explore, including Letchworth State Park, the ‘Grand Canyon of the East.’
Ithaca, NY is mid-way between NYC and Niagara Falls and is home to the tallest single drop waterfall east of the Rocky Mountains.
Offering year-round experiences from winter adventures, downtown festivals and concerts throughout the year, and beautiful ranges of fall foliage color, all are accompanied by the quirky vibe that is just so "Ithaca." It is the perfect hub and spoke destination to explore the rest of the Finger Lakes Region. Less than 2 hours' drive takes you to area attractions like the Corning Museum of Glass, Mackenzie Childs, Waterloo Premium Outlets, Destiny USA, Watkins Glen and Letchworth State Park.
The hidden treasure of Western New York, nestled in the beautiful Genesee River Valley, Rochester strikes the perfect balance between refined and relaxed, amazing and affordable, historical and happening.
A lively, all-American city, Rochester is known as the cultural capital of Upstate New York with world-class museums and unique American history as well as 140+ annual festivals and events. Discover a vibrant arts scene, top-rated golf, diverse cuisine, craft beverage trail, natural wonders, and unique attractions for all ages. Explore the world's largest collection of toys, dolls, and games in the entire world at The Strong National Museum of Play or learn about the history of photography at the national landmark home and museum of Kodak founder, George Eastman. You'll even find a 93-foot waterfall in the middle of the city!
Wrap yourself in Mother Nature’s beauty with a visit to Watkins Glen, Schuyler County, and the idyllic villages that dot our countryside. Throughout our region, you will find vineyard- and hop-covered hillsides, peaceful hiking trails, working farms with open doors, distinctive boutiques, and a world-renowned race track. Whether you are planning a relaxing vacation, seeking adrenaline-pumping excitement, or something in between, you won’t find a better place to make memories than right here!
Our villages are home to scenic and iconic sights, with the consistently top-ranked Watkins Glen State Park centrally located, the picture-worthy Pier House keeping watch over Seneca Lake to the north and Aunt Sarah’s Falls anchoring the village to the south.