Where are the Finger Lakes, NY?
Located in upstate New York, between Niagara Falls and New York City, this region is home to 11 major Finger Lakes—with other, smaller bodies of water as well. Carved from glaciers millions of years ago, these long, narrow lakes run in a vertical direction across central New York. Their names are Canadice, Canandaigua, Cayuga, Conesus, Hemlock, Honeoye, Keuka, Seneca, Skaneateles, Otisco, and Owasco.
It may seem like a lot to choose from, but our Finger Lakes vacation homes cover much of the region, so you won’t have to miss out on anything this beautiful area has to offer.
Things to do near the Finger Lakes, NY
It’s entirely possible to spend your entire trip to the Finger Lakes just exploring the outdoors. Even if you choose to pursue other options for entertainment, a visit to at least one of the many waterfalls is a must. Taughannock Falls and Buttermilk Falls State Parks are two popular options, whether you’re looking to spend a day hiking or just looking for that perfect photo op of the cascades.
Our Finger Lakes vacation rentals are also surrounded by some of the best wineries in New York. Whether you’re an aficionado or hoping for a guided tasting, there’s something for everyone. The Belhurst Castle Winery is certainly worth a visit—this gorgeous 1880s stone castle in Geneva was voted one of the “Most Romantic Places in New York State,” and for good reason. If you’re looking for something a little funkier, the Three Brothers Wineries and Estates offers wine slushies that are certainly worth a try.
Vacasa also has Finger Lakes lake houses near Ithaca, so you can spend a day in this charming college city. Ithaca is nestled on the base of Cayuga Lake and is home to Cornell University, art museums, botanical gardens, eateries, shops, bars, and more.
The beauty of the Finger Lakes is that there are so many options for things to do, nature to explore, and charming towns to experience. Our Finger Lakes vacation rentals are peppered throughout beautiful upstate New York—all you have to do is find your favorite. Browse our collection of homes today.
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