I never would have given much attention to the Finger Lakes if it weren’t for the fact that Jordan grew up here. My neglect, however, was only the result of my naiveté. Thanks to Jordan’s family, I’ve come to regard this corner of the U.S. as a haven, and not just because we come here for holiday festivities. It’s the quiet farm roads, kind neighbors, and lakeside communities that cement the Finger Lakes as a destination that should be visited, not just a place we come between trips.

My Favorite Things to Do in the Finger Lakes

  • Walk, run, or bike the quiet farm roads
  • Sail on Cayuga and Seneca Lakes
  • Hike through Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, especially in Winter

My Favorite Wineries and Restaurants in Geneva

  • Beef & Brew Restaurant
  • Three Brothers Wineries – have 3 wineries and 1 brewery on site
  • Ventosa Vineyards

My Favorite Outdoor Destinations in the Finger Lakes

  • Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
  • Watkins Glen
  • Taughannock Falls