Things to Do in the Finger Lakes

Here at Linger Hospitality, we strive to make our guests' vacation as enjoyable as possible. Whether young or old, large or small, there is no lack of activity in the Finger Lakes!

One of the more obvious draws to the Finger Lakes area is the number of opportunities to enjoy and explore nature. The local breweries, distilleries, and eateries make it easy to find delicious food and great entertainment. Local events and festivals offer year-round activities to look forward to. Imagine your next vacation, strolling through Ithaca’s farmers market or the National Museum of play! Hike our many trails and state parks such as the Keuka Outlet Trail, Watkins Glen Gorge Trail or Taughannock Falls.

Start and end your day with a satisfying meal from a nearby restaurant like Seneca Farms (the best-fried chicken!) or the Oak Leaf Cafe. Get all the details on the local spots and events in the lists below!


Discover a number of unique Finger Lakes experiences that will make your stay truly memorable. No matter what you are into, there is something for you to enjoy in central New York.

If you are a history buff, there are many nearby museums and historical sites to enrich your trip. Or maybe you are more outdoorsy in which case there are numerous hiking trails and parks in the area perfect for enjoying nature! There are so many things to do on your next trip the Finger Lakes.


The Finger Lakes is one of the fastest growing wine regions in the United States. Known for its acres of vineyards, family farms, and wineries, and locally grown, small production wines, this area has a little bit of everything for everyone.

The Finger Lakes is well known for its delicious Riesling`s, and if you`ve never tried a wine this fine--you`re not going to want to miss the chance. Whether you are a wine connoisseur or just enjoy an occasional glass, there is bound to be a wine experience just right for you.

Breweries & Distilleries

Do you enjoy a good craft beer? The Finger Lakes is quickly becoming known for not only it`s wine, but also amazing craft beer. Here are our recommended breweries and distilleries in the area.


Wanting some recommendations for great places to eat in the Finger Lakes? We`ve got you covered!

The Finger Lakes region is full of small eateries of every style and flavor. From small mom and pop cafe`s to third wave coffee shops and farm to table eateries, this region literally has something to offer every palate.

Marinas & Boat Rentals

Discover the Finger Lakes by water, zipping along the shores of the many area lakes on your next trip to the region. Whether you plan to bring your own or rent boat while you are here, the information below will guide you to your ultimate experience!

Local Events

There are so many fun and exciting things to check out on your next trip to the Finger Lakes region. From annual festivals celebrating food, wine, and leaves to Nascar races at the famed Watkins Glen Racetrack there is something for everyone to enjoy!