Attractions at Finger Lakes, New York

Attractions at Finger Lakes, New York
The Finger Lakes region of New York is an outdoorsman's dream. Eleven glacier formed lakes stretch across the central and western part of the state, making up the area. There are a plethora of opportunities for fishing, boating, hiking, camping, biking, and other outdoor sports. Activities and attractions for all interests can be found in this gorgeous section of the Northeast.

Watkins Glen State Park

Watkins Glen State Park offers stunning views of cliffs and waterfalls to visitors who hike its trails. Spectacular rock formations dot the landscape forming bridges, tunnels and gorges. Nineteen waterfalls exist within a two-mile stretch, presenting amazing photographic opportunities. Hunting, fishing and biking are allowed on the property. Camp sites are available along with hot showers and food concessions.

Route 14
Watkins Glen, NY 14891
(607) 535-4511
nysparks.state.ny.us/parks/142/details.aspx

The Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary

A trip to the Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary in Ithaca, New York, is worth it for all avian enthusiasts. Run by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, it offers over four miles of trails. Observation platforms are located along the trails, which run through wetlands, woods and alongside a pond. Visit Wild Birds Unlimited, which runs the gift shop, before you hike to pick up any supplies you may have forgotten or for a variety of bird-themed gifts.

159 Sapsucker Woods Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 254-2473
birds.cornell.edu/about/BuildingAndSanctuary/SapsuckerWoodsSanctuary.html

Corning Museum of Glass

The Corning Museum of Glass is the biggest glass museum in the world. The Glass Collection displays over 45,000 objects, spanning 35 centuries of artistry. Glass art from every region of the world can be viewed at the museum. Visitors have the opportunity to make their own artwork at the Make Your Own Glass workshop. Purchase tickets for this in advance, as they tend to sell out quickly. Museum hours are from 9 AM to 5 PM daily. Adult tickets are $12.50. Ages 19 and under are free.

Corning Museum of Glass
1 Museum Way
Corning, NY 14830
(800) 732-6845
Cmog.org

The Esperanza Rose Boat Cruise

Cruise around beautiful Keuka Lake on the Esperanza Rose, a sophisticated 65-foot wooden tour boat. Keuka Lake offers 59 miles of shoreline alongside gently rolling hills and serves as a water supply for several near-by towns. Esperanza Rose has been sailing around the lake since 2005 and offers lunch, dinner and sightseeing cruises from May through October. The boat can be rented for private charters and holds up to 110 people.

The Esperanza Rose
3537 Route 54A
Bluff Point, NY 14478
(315) 595-6618
Esperanzaboat.com

Article Written By Sarah Schreiber

Sarah Schreiber has been writing since 2004, with professional experience in the nonprofit and educational sectors as well as small business. She now focuses on writing about travel, education and interior decorating and has been published on Trazzler and various other websites. Schreiber received a Bachelor of Arts in mass communications.

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