|No matter what time of year you are planning for a vacation, by staying in bed and breakfast in New York Finger Lakes you’ll find it to be amongst the favorites with today’s visitors and with some of the most spectacular viewing scenery anywhere in the world, it is a must for any getaway break with an experience to remember!|
A haven for outdoor enthusiasts, this truly breathtaking and unspoiled area is well known for its picturesque lakes, stunning waterfalls, world famous wineries, orchards, dairy farms and lush forests. Gouged into the land by prehistoric glaciers 10,000 years ago forming 11 long slender lakes lying side by side from north to south like the imprint of a hand, these geological features are found nowhere else in the world and the beautiful Finger Lakes area offers 25 State Parks. The outstanding scenery and fishing opportunities found in the region’s towns of Canandaigua, Keuka, Seneca, Cayuga, Owasco, Skaneateles and many of the other smaller lake towns are endless! The countryside is dotted with hundreds of lakes, outstanding bed and breakfast accommodation and whatever you're looking for you'll find it in New York Finger Lakes that is full of activities, spectacular woodland landscapes, entertainment, history, culture, deep cool gorges and other geological wonders, providing a picture-perfect post-card!
You’ll find the area easy to explore with many interconnected trails leading to woodlands and pastures. Hunting, picnicking, excellent fishing and a myriad of water sports including, boating, sailing, windsurfing and canoeing are a dream come true. Local farmers are blessed with a land as rich as its history, the wealth of graceful and dignified buildings are plentiful and other notable attractions are the National Motor Racing Museum and Hall of Fame at Watkins Glen, and the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, a nesting and feeding ground for more than 235 species of migratory birds. Aside from its lush scenery, thanks’ to the right location and climate there are dozens of award-winning vineyards surrounding the lakes, many with free guided and wine-tasting tours in this prime wine-producing region. There are splendid views of waterfalls and gorges due to the particular nature of the region and one of the most famous resorts is Watkins Glen State Park located along the shores of Seneca Lake with a reputation for leaving visitors truly spellbound. The glen's stream descends 400 ft past cliffs, generating 19 waterfalls along its course. The splendid gorge’s path winds its way over, under and through Cavern Cascade’s spray. Try not to miss historic Hammondsport or Cortland where wind surfing, boating, scenic hikes, bike tours and the fishing are stupendous. Try The Cayuga Wine Trail, nestled on a ridge between Seneca and Cayuga Lakes where you can savor the tranquillity and beauty of the forest and it's lovely rolling hills, chutes and glens. Kids will love Seabreeze & Raging Rivers Waterpark, a traditional amusement park it provides family fun at its best with roller coasters, waterslides, children's rides, a classic hand-carved wooden carousel, live shows and a lot more. The Strong Museum is the nation's leading hands-on history center for adults and youngsters alike located in downtown Rochester.
In Canandaigua you’ll find state of the art ice skating facilities, it hosts numerous hockey games, other ice related programs and a community center that is available for trade shows, circus, concerts and so much more. Syracuse, a must visit is where canal boats were weighed during the days when they navigated through the center of the city on the Erie Canal, the Erie Canal Museum offers a gallery full of participatory exhibits giving visitors a look at canal life and promotes hands-on-learning. Ithaca, located in the heart of the Finger Lakes region, is where you’ll find more gorges and glens and you can walk the Ithaca Commons or relax by one of the many glorious waterfalls all within walking distance from downtown. Whether it is a hike through the woods to a stream, or boating out on the waters, the experiences are diverse and abundant throughout the Tompkins County. Enjoy the romance of a quiet country bed and breakfast, with passionate menus in quaint and historic villages. Hike or mountain bike through glacially carved gorges and stop to fish the many miles of trout streams. Buttermilk Creek falls more than 500 ft in a series of cascades and rapids with a natural pool at the base providing a wonderful swimming hole. Cayuga Waterfront Trail, one of the largest pedestrian areas is in historic downtown Ithaca and the adjoining “Commons,” a marketplace area with a two-mile trail of hard surface to stroll, shop or admire the scenic views. It’s a special place where you can relax or go canoeing, kayaking, paddle boating, and there are kid's boat rentals as well. One can also browse among downtown’s many unique specialty shops. Not only world-renowned for its natural wonderland and cosy bed and breakfast - New York Finger Lakes offer one of the most visually stunning and peaceful getaways in the United States of America!
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