Finger Lakes: 5 Activities You Can't Miss (Slideshow)


Red Newt Winery and Bistro

To choose just one, or even a few wineries to visit in the Finger Lakes is tough. However, Red Newt Cellars stands out because of its bistro. If you want to try Red Newt’s wine selection, but aren’t sure of your favorite, the Tasting Salon allows guests to pair a section of wine with a variety of delectable treats, the majority made with local products. 

Red Jacket Orchards

Perhaps you prefer a fruity beverage without the alcohol. If so, look no further than Red Jacket Orchards. Although you can find their products in several locations across the country, the farm store in Geneva, N.Y.  sells its cold-pressed Juices with other locally made merchandise. 

Schooner Excursions

If your stomach (or liver) needs a break from all the wine and local food of the Finger Lakes, letting the wind transport you around some of New York's greatest scenary isn't a bad option. The Schooner True Love appeared in the 1956 film, High Society, featuring Grace Kelly and Frank Sinatra. 

Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars

Dr. Frank’s Vinifera Wine Cellars truly demonstrates the beauty of the Finger Lakes region. For just $5, you can taste the award-winning wines while overlooking the majestic Keuka Lake. Currently run by the third generation of the Frank family, the cellars continue to grow and expand.

New York Wine and Culinary Center

Ever wanted to pick up a new talent in the kitchen? Or maybe you prefer to just have someone else make you a delicious meal? The New York Wine & Culinary Center offers both with a bistro upstairs with a full dining menu, and culinary classes downstairs.