FAMILY FRIENDLY FINGER LAKES
The region of Finger Lakes has a lot to offer families who are traveling with kids. Featuring more than 650 miles of shoreline, the Finger Lakes are a perfect and affordable destination to bring the whole family. The lakes and sprawling farmlands provide families plenty of opportunities to explore public outdoor spaces and historical landmarks.
If you are ready for a change of scenery, take a walk in the historic downtown area. There are also more than 135 family-friendly museums and 80 art galleries you can visit in the neighborhood. There are so many great things to do, start planning today!
Ithaca Farmer`s Market
Agricultural vendors grow and offer high quality fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, poultry and dairy products. Food vendors bring a wide variety of freshly baked goods, jellies, honey, and sauces as well as delicious meals to eat at the market. Many talented artists and craftspeople sell their exceptional, locally made items.
Location: Steamboat Landing, 545 3rd St
Phone: (607) 273-7109
Corning Museum of Glass
You can explore every facet of glass at The Corning Museum of Glass. See more than 35 centuries of glass artistry in the galleries, explore glass innovations in our hands-on science and technology area, and watch live glass demos – all day, every day of the week. You can even Make Your Own Glass! And, the best news of all? Free admission for kids and teens, 19 and under! Temporarily closed.
Location: Corning, NY
Toll Free: 800-732-6845
The Strong National Museum of Play
The Strong museum is an exciting, hands-on, welcoming place to play, learn, and dream; a place to pretend, wonder, and explore; a place to discover the past and imagine the future; and a place to rekindle memories and make new ones.
Location: Rochester, NY
The Sciencenter inspires excitement for science through interactive exhibits and programs that engage, educate and empower. The hands-on museum offers guests of all ages more than 250 exhibits, educational programs, a gift shop, and a seasonal outdoor science park. Look, touch, listen & discover at the Sciencenter.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Watkins Glen International
Visit the historic track in Watkins Glen today!
Location: Watkins Glen, NY
The Windmill Farm & Craft Market
Welcome to The Windmill Farm & Craft Market. The Windmill is the first and friendliest farm and craft market in upstate New York, located right in the heart of the Finger Lakes Wine Region. Midway between Penn Yan and Dundee on NY Route 14A, The Windmill has become a premier tourist attraction, with a weekly attendance exceeding 8,000 – 10,000 people. -From thewindmill.com.
Location: Penn Yan, NY
Rochester Museum & Science Center
From planetarium shows to simulated submarine rides, the Rochester Museum and Science Center is filled with activities for every family member to enjoy! The museum contains a number of interactive, child-friendly exhibits as well as numerous historical exhibits. The Strausenburgh Planetarium, which is located directly next to the museum, offers numerous star shows and IMAX films. Come to the RMSC and discover and explore to your hearts content!
Location: Rochester, NY
Captain Bill`s Boat Excursions
A visit to Seneca Lake is not complete without stopping at Captain Bill`s, located at the southern end of Seneca Lake, in beautiful upstate New York. Captain Bill`s provides a magnificent view, and offers many other breath taking experiences. Take a dining or sightseeing cruise, or just stroll our beautiful lakefront with your family and friends. Open with dine-in, cruise and takeout options.
Location: Watkins Glen
A family-owned and operated dairy farm located in the beautiful finger lakes region of New York. Dairy farming has been a way of life for our family for generations. In 2010 our family decided to expand our operation to include a cheese processing facility and farm store. Since then we have been offering high-quality cheese to our customers straight from the farm.
Location: 2909 Chase Road, Rock Stream, NY 14876
Wagers Cider Mill
Make Wager`s Cider Mill of Penn Yan, New York, your apple cider source. We wash and grind our apples, make up the rack, and cloth press. We have experience making apple cider the old fashioned way for over 57 years.
Location: 256 E. Main Street Penn Yan NY 14527
Phone: (315) 536-6640
Hemlock Hidden Hames
Hemlock Hidden Hames is located in the heart of the Finger Lakes Wine Country! If you are looking to experience world class New York Wine and stunning scenery come and enjoy a horse drawn wine tour with us. For packages and pricing please call.
Location: Finger Lakes
Phone: (505) 269-2571
Mountain Rose Farm
Nestled in the hills of the Finger Lakes region, Mountain Rose Farm not only boasts a cozy cottage and a spacious studio loft to host a relaxing and quiet weekend, but also offers horseback rides through our secluded meadows and quiet, wooded trails.
Location: 7417 Velie Road, Savona NY 14879
Phone: (607) 590-5356
Apple Barrel Orchards
Pick your own apples (or buy a few) at this family owned orchard just minutes outside of Penn Yan. Cidery coming soon!
Location: 2673 Sand Hill Rd, Penn Yan, NY 14527
Sweet Farm Foundation
We offer private tours, monthly open house events, u-pick days and a farm stand, corporate offsites and weddings. Find out all the ways you can visit the farm!
Location: 210 Hall Road Himrod NY 14842
Phone: (315) 531-3002