6 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

6 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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Ithaca — 2 nights

Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Finger Lakes Distilling and Americana Vineyards. Get some cultural insight at Sheldrake Point Cayuga Lake Winery and Atwater Vineyards. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ithaca: Ovid (Myer Farm Distillers & Wine Tours & Tastings), J.R. Dill Winery (in Burdett) and Hector Wine Company (in Hector). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Lucas Vineyards, relax in the rural setting at Lively Run Dairy, view the masterpieces at Sunny Days of Ithaca, and learn more about the world around you at Museum of the Earth.

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Newark to Ithaca is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Newark in September, expect Ithaca to be little chillier, temps between 73°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hammondsport.
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Hammondsport — 3 nights

Hammondsport is a village at the south end of Keuka Lake, one of the Finger Lakes of, New York, United States. Get some cultural insight at McGregor Vineyard and Anthony Road Wine Company. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Ravines Wine Cellars - Keuka Lake. Explore Hammondsport's surroundings by going to Watkins Glen State Park (in Watkins Glen), Barnstormer Winery (in Rock Stream) and Geneva (Zugibe Vineyards, Rose Hill Mansion, &more). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Pleasant Valley Wine Company and examine the collection at Finger Lakes Boating Museum.

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Drive from Ithaca to Hammondsport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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Finger Lakes travel guide

New York's Wine Country
Defined by wine and water, the Finger Lakes region includes 11 elongated bodies of water spread over 130 km (80 mi) of rolling countryside in the northern section of the state of New York. In addition to the picturesque waterways, the Finger Lakes' main vacation attraction is its more than 100 wineries: the area is a top wine region, often referred to as the East Coast's answer to California's Napa Valley. Tour the wineries and recreational areas dotting the slopes above the lakes, but don't forget to include a trip or two to the region's vibrant towns, known for their lively culinary and nightlife scenes.