Guidebook for the Finger Lakes

Andrea
Guidebook for the Finger Lakes

Restaurants in Finger Lakes

All of these places are within 20 minutes from our lake house
This restaurant is just 3 miles down the road and is fantastic. Our favorite local "foodie" spot and they take reservations!
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Ports Cafe
4432 West Lake Road
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This restaurant is just 3 miles down the road and is fantastic. Our favorite local "foodie" spot and they take reservations!
This restaurant is nationally recognized and a super unique experience. Imagine a dinner party with amazing food and wine pairings. Reservations a must, go to their website.
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F.L.X. Table
22 Linden St
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This restaurant is nationally recognized and a super unique experience. Imagine a dinner party with amazing food and wine pairings. Reservations a must, go to their website.
Best lunch spot, yum!
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F.L.X. Fry Bird
18 Linden St
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Best lunch spot, yum!
A great restaurant with great ambience in Geneva.
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Kindred Fare
512 Hamilton St
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A great restaurant with great ambience in Geneva.
Ice cream just down the road, 5 minute drive
Mr Twistee's
88 Main
Ice cream just down the road, 5 minute drive
This is our new favorite coffee shop. We bike there on the Keuka Outlet Trail (7 miles)
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Amity Coffee Co.
13 Main St
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This is our new favorite coffee shop. We bike there on the Keuka Outlet Trail (7 miles)
A unique ice cream experience, 10 minutes away!
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Spotted Duck
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A unique ice cream experience, 10 minutes away!
Unsuspecting bar and restaurant with great food!
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Red Dove Tavern
30 East Castle Street
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Unsuspecting bar and restaurant with great food!
A good restaurant with a great view on the water.
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Sapalta
3482 Plum Point Road South
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A good restaurant with a great view on the water.
A Geneva favorite, fine dining.
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Halsey's Restaurant
106 Seneca St
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A Geneva favorite, fine dining.
Great coffee shop off a beautiful street in the center of Geneva, about 10 minutes from our house.
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Monaco's Coffee
115 Washington St
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Great coffee shop off a beautiful street in the center of Geneva, about 10 minutes from our house.
This is also a great winery
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Glenora Wine Cellars
5435 NY-14
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This is also a great winery
On the way to Watkins Glen
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F.L.X. Wienery
5090 NY-14
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On the way to Watkins Glen
Good winery and great cafe and bakery all in one. Food delicious!
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Tabora Farm and Winery
4978 Lakemont-Himrod Rd
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Good winery and great cafe and bakery all in one. Food delicious!
Great food! Drive around the lake a stop here!
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Grist Iron Brewing Company
4880 New York 414
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Great food! Drive around the lake a stop here!
Highly rated by locals and travelers. Good food and beer.
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Two Goats Brewing
5027 New York 414
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Highly rated by locals and travelers. Good food and beer.
Great spot near Keuka Lake (in Penn Yan) for chicken and ice cream.
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Seneca Farms
2485 New York 54A
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Great spot near Keuka Lake (in Penn Yan) for chicken and ice cream.
Highly recommended, other side of the lake
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Stonecat Cafe: Regional Cuisine & Bar
5315 NY-414
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Highly recommended, other side of the lake
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Red Newt Cellars Winery and Bistro
3675 Tichenor Road
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We love this place! It’s only 3miles from the house and you can order ahead for takeout or eat there at their outdoor picnic tables.
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Sans Dumplings
1030 Larzelere Road
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We love this place! It’s only 3miles from the house and you can order ahead for takeout or eat there at their outdoor picnic tables.
This is a beautiful restaurant with great history. Eat inside or out. Food is delicious!
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Brewery Ardennes
570 Snell Road
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This is a beautiful restaurant with great history. Eat inside or out. Food is delicious!

Sightseeing

Great hiking
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Watkins Glen Gorge Trail
971 N Franklin St
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Great hiking
Great place to bike ride and check out the farmers market on the weekends
Waterfront Trail
Great place to bike ride and check out the farmers market on the weekends
Great farmers market that is way more than a Farmer's Market-go for lunch and buy some crafts too.
Ithaca farmers market
545 3rd St
Great farmers market that is way more than a Farmer's Market-go for lunch and buy some crafts too.
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Cornell University
300 Day Hall
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Hobart and William Smith Colleges
639 S Main St
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Smith Opera House
82 Seneca Street
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Susan B Anthony and the Women's Suffrage Movement!
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National Women's Hall of Fame
76 Fall Street
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Susan B Anthony and the Women's Suffrage Movement!
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Harriet Tubman Home
180 South Street Road
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Things To Do

20 minutes from the house, great shopping
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Waterloo Premium Outlets
655 New York 318
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20 minutes from the house, great shopping
Walk around town and shop, eat, enjoy the view
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Geneva
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Walk around town and shop, eat, enjoy the view
Another cute town on the neighboring Finger Lake (Keuka), only a 15 minute drive from the house
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Penn Yan
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Another cute town on the neighboring Finger Lake (Keuka), only a 15 minute drive from the house
Adorable lakeside town with great restaurants, bakeries, and shopping. THIS TOWN IS A MUST DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON!
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Skaneateles
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Adorable lakeside town with great restaurants, bakeries, and shopping. THIS TOWN IS A MUST DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON!
This "museum" has many exhibits and live demonstrations
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Corning Museum of Glass
1 Museum Way
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This "museum" has many exhibits and live demonstrations
Calling all earth science and fossil lovers!
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Museum of the Earth
1259 Trumansburg Road
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Calling all earth science and fossil lovers!
A really cool children's toy and game museum (and adults who love the history of dolls, toys, and games), in Rochester, NY.
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The Strong Museum
1 Manhattan Square Drive
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A really cool children's toy and game museum (and adults who love the history of dolls, toys, and games), in Rochester, NY.
A really great interactive science museum for the whole family!
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Sciencenter
601 1st Street
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A really great interactive science museum for the whole family!
An adorable little town located at the south end of Keuka Lake, close to some great wineries.
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Hammondsport
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An adorable little town located at the south end of Keuka Lake, close to some great wineries.
This is an actual farm with animals who have been saved from slaughter. Look up their website-a very unique place run by a national organization.
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Farm Sanctuary
3100 Aikens Road
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This is an actual farm with animals who have been saved from slaughter. Look up their website-a very unique place run by a national organization.

Nearby Wineries (within 10 minutes of our house)

All of these wineries are super close to our house, less than a ten minute drive!
Closest to our house. Great wines, and has a cute little cheese shop, eatery.
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Fox Run Vineyards
670 New York 14
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Closest to our house. Great wines, and has a cute little cheese shop, eatery.
A must!
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Anthony Road Wine Company
1020 Anthony Road
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A must!
I really like this winery. I think it is one of the more special and unique ones.
Red Tail Ridge Winery
846 New York 14
I really like this winery. I think it is one of the more special and unique ones.
Some nights this winery has wood fired pizza. A great little gift shop attached to this winery too.
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Billsboro Winery
4760 West Lake Road
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Some nights this winery has wood fired pizza. A great little gift shop attached to this winery too.
Very close by too!
Seneca Shore Wine Cellars
929 Davy Road
Very close by too!
This winery offers tastings with advance notice reservations.
Kemmeter Wines
1030 Larzelere Rd
This winery offers tastings with advance notice reservations.
Lacey Magruder Vineyard & Winery
462 Armstrong Rd
Cute place!
This is a special winery with award winning wines. They have paired tastings with local artisan chocolate.
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Ravines Wine Cellars
400 Barracks Rd
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This is a special winery with award winning wines. They have paired tastings with local artisan chocolate.

Breweries

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Big aLICe Brewing Finger Lakes
4180 New York 14
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Brewery Ardennes
570 Snell Road
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In nearby Penn Yan
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Abandon Brewing Company
2994 Merritt Hill Road
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In nearby Penn Yan
Whether you are from Rochester or Syracuse, this place is a new favorite. Brewery is from Brooklyn with a location here. Food trucks and great atmosphere too! If in the fall, stop at Bristol mountain for a scenic chair lift ride.
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Other Half Brewing Company: Rochester
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Whether you are from Rochester or Syracuse, this place is a new favorite. Brewery is from Brooklyn with a location here. Food trucks and great atmosphere too! If in the fall, stop at Bristol mountain for a scenic chair lift ride.
Really great destination-wine, beer, shopping all in one great location.
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Three Brothers Wineries and Estates
623 Lerch Road
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Really great destination-wine, beer, shopping all in one great location.
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Climbing Bines Hop Farm & Brewery
511 Hansen Point Road
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Great stop along Keuka Lake wine trail. Make sure to stop in the nearby town of Hammondsport-so much personality!
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Steuben Brewing Company
10286 Judson Rd
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Great stop along Keuka Lake wine trail. Make sure to stop in the nearby town of Hammondsport-so much personality!
My husband's favorite, in nearby Canandaigua (about 30 minutes from our house).
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Naked Dove Brewing Company
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My husband's favorite, in nearby Canandaigua (about 30 minutes from our house).
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Bottomless Brewing
3543 E Lake Rd
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Lucky Hare Brewing Company
6085 Beckhorn Rd
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Close by in Geneva
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Lake Drum Brewing
16 E Castle St
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Close by in Geneva
Cool place to check out!
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Finger Lakes Distilling
4676 New York 414
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Cool place to check out!

Spas

This is a super special spa within 40 minutes, well worth a day trip!
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Mirbeau Inn & Spa Skaneateles
851 West Genesee Street Road
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This is a super special spa within 40 minutes, well worth a day trip!
A nice local winery, restaurant, hotel, and spa. Stop in for a drink, brunch, lunch, or dinner and enjoy the view!
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Belhurst Castle and Winery
4069 W Lake Rd
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A nice local winery, restaurant, hotel, and spa. Stop in for a drink, brunch, lunch, or dinner and enjoy the view!

Additional Unique Wineries, Well Worth a Bit Further Drive

Award winning winery a bit farther south on the west side of Seneca Lake. A MUST!
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Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard
3962 New York 14
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Award winning winery a bit farther south on the west side of Seneca Lake. A MUST!
Award winning wines and a great history.
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Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery
9749 Middle Road
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Award winning wines and a great history.
This is a fun winery on Keuka Lake with a great (and colorful) history. Go for the wine tour and restaurant if nothing else. While you are there also check out Dr. Frank's Wine Cellars!
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Bully Hill Vineyards
8843 Greyton H Taylor Memorial Dr
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This is a fun winery on Keuka Lake with a great (and colorful) history. Go for the wine tour and restaurant if nothing else. While you are there also check out Dr. Frank's Wine Cellars!
This winery has good wine, an amazing restaurant/cafe, and is just a beautiful stop!
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Americana Vineyards Winery
4367 East Covert Road
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This winery has good wine, an amazing restaurant/cafe, and is just a beautiful stop!
Sit, sip, snack, and enjoy the incredible views.
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Atwater Estate Vineyards, LLC
5055 New York 414
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Sit, sip, snack, and enjoy the incredible views.