To some, thinking of New York mostly conjures up images of our nation’s biggest city, but that’s just a drop in the bucket when it comes to what you can see in the state of New York. Outside of the hustle and bustle of the city, there are lots of small towns that are so charmingly rural they can relax even the most stressed-out busy-bodies for a little while. One of upstate New York’s most idyllic regions is the area known as the Finger Lakes. Whether you’re escaping the noise of the city or just trying to explore a new part of the country, you can’t go wrong with a visit to the Finger Lakes.
You might be thinking that the tiny populations of the rural towns around the Lakes mean that there’s nothing to do there. In fact, there is lots of interesting stuff to see and do around the area. If you don’t mind riding around to nearby towns, you can check out some of the local attractions. There is great deal of history to be explored around Lake Seneca. There are museums commemorating old farms and the old farm lifestyle, and there are landmarks, such as the house of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, that are major sites of the events of the early Women’s Rights Movement. There’s also the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, which isn’t a very long drive from most places around Lake Seneca. Walking tours can introduce you to the history and majesty of the area, and relieve you of the effort of making plans.
Perhaps the most popular attraction in the Finger Lakes area is the abundance of wineries, vineyards, and wine tours in the area. There’s even a Finger Lakes wine tour trolley! If you are a wine lover looking for a quiet vacation, the Finger Lakes can’t be beat!
With its quaint attractions, delicious wine, and dazzling scenery, the Finger Lakes definitely need to be on your list of places to visit next time you need a real break.