finger lakes wine country, new york

Finger Lakes

This summer my friend and fellow blogger @alongwayfromhome went on what looked like the most amazing weekend getaway to Finger Lakes, NY. So naturally, as anyone looking for a weekend getaway would, I had to copy her and jump in on the fun for myself...I’m so glad I did!

My boyfriend, Colin, and I were pretty excited to head to Finger Lakes with Finger Lakes Wine Country to create a promotional video HERE, post along the way and create a little itinerary for all of you. So here are some highlights of our trip and some pictures we wanted to share! 

Finger Lakes

You need to visit here if you….

  • Love Wine

  • Love Hiking

  • Love the water

  • Love a beautiful sunset

  • Love exploring new places

  • Love amazing food

  • Love a cute small town with a lot to offer

Finger Lakes
Finger Lakes

Day 1:

8:00am - Quick snack/coffee at Glen Mountain Market

8:30am - Hike Watkins Glen (19 waterfalls) Gorge Trail

10:30am - Walk down to the Watkins Glen boardwalk for beautiful views of Seneca Lake

11:30am - Brunch early Lunch at Stonecat Cafe with live Jazz on the patio and a beautiful view of the lake and vineyards 

1:00pm - Drive to Cornell/Ithaca for the day - Visit Cornell / Farmers Market on Saturdays & Sundays

5:00pm - Drinks & Popcorn on the patio at Rooster Fish Brewing Co.

7:00pm - Dinner at GRAFT Wine and Cider

Gorge Trail, Watkins Glen Park 

Gorge Trail, Watkins Glen Park 

Gorge Trail Waterfall
Hiking
Finer Lakes Bridge
Watkins Glen Hiking
Watkins Glen Hiking
Gorge Trail Waterfall
Seneca Lake Harbor Waterfront

Seneca Lake Harbor Waterfront

Brunch at Stonecat Cafe with live Jazz

Brunch at Stonecat Cafe with live Jazz

Stonecat Cafe
Graft Wine and Cider Bar
Graft Wine and Cider Bar
Graft Restaurant
Graft Restaurant

 

Day 2:

10:00am - Breakfast at Glen Mountain Market

11:30am - Apple picking at Fulkerson Winery

1:00pm - Lunch at Grist Iron Brewery

2:30pm - Wine Time - Boundary Breaks Wine Tasting / Standing Stone Vineyards / Wagner Vineyards / Ravines Wines Cellar / Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyards

5:00pm - Seneca Lake Schooner Excursions True Love Sailboat Ride - snacks and wine aboard the beautiful sail boat famous for being used in the film "Philadelphia Story" in 1940 with Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn and "High Society", starring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra & Louis Armstrong in 1956. Certainly, being featured in two different movies, "True Love" is part of American movie history. 

7:30pm - Dinner at Seneca Harbor Station or Village Marina

Boundary Breaks Vineyards

Boundary Breaks Vineyards

Boundary Breaks
Boundary Breaks
Brewery
Grist Iron Brewery
Seneca Lake
Schooner Excursions
Sail boat
Sail Boat
Sail Boat
Sail Boat
Sunset from Schooner Excursions True Love Sail Boat

Sunset from Schooner Excursions True Love Sail Boat

 

Thank you so much for following along on my adventures on Instagram while I was in Finger Lakes and I hope you loved looking at the pictures and itinerary.