There is a seemingly never-ending amount of memorable things to do in the Finger Lakes, including adventurous outdoor activities, eclectic shopping, and breathtaking vineyards, near Belhurst Castle, a one-of-a-kind luxury getaway located in Geneva, NY. Spend your afternoons paddling on pristine lakes, relaxing at wineries, and picking berries at countryside farms. You can also swim, fish, and sail in one of our most serene bodies of water as well as hike amid jaw-dropping gorges and waterfalls at a nearby state park such as Watkins Glen, where events range from wine and cheese festivals to NASCAR races. Keep reading to learn more about the many things to do in the Finger Lakes within driving distance from Belhurst.
A Plethora of Things to Do in the Finger Lakes
Hundreds of miles of hiking trails, including Ontario Pathways and the Finger Lakes Trail, run through our beautiful region. Many of these hikes are easy enough for travelers of all ages and skill levels. We recommend hiking along Flint Creek, which runs from Middlesex to Phelps. Ithaca’s walkable downtown has elegant restaurants and easy access to vineyards and walking trails. Shop in quaint canalside villages or the supersized outlets of Syracuse and Waterloo. The perfect place to start and finish each day is Belhurst Castle, which features three hotels, two restaurants, spa treatments, and a world-class wine, beer, and cider tasting room.
The region is home to a bounty of fresh fruits, and some would say these juicy treats taste best when they’re freshly picked. Luckily for you, your group won’t have to travel far to find a farm where you can pick your own strawberries, cherries, raspberries, blueberries, and more! A few of our favorite farms are Grisamore Farms in Locke for strawberries, cherries, raspberries, blueberries, and currants; Sugar Shack Blueberry Farm in Penn Yan; and Tomion’s Farm Market in Penn Yan for berries, rhubarb, and tomatoes. Berry picking remains one of the top things to do in the Finger Lakes for couples.
Finger Lakes Wineries
Our tranquil region is home to more than 100 wineries, and no visit to the Finger Lakes is complete without stopping at least one (or two)! The Finger Lakes was recently ranked the best wine region in America by a panel of sommeliers. Besides regular tasting hours, many wineries also host events throughout the year, such as the Keuka Wine Trail’s Fire It Up! barbecue weekend in June.
Lavish Finger Lakes Lodging
After spending several hours fishing, wine tasting, berry picking, and picnicking, return to Belhurst Castle for a perfect exclamation point to an already unforgettable day. Enjoy a juicy steak and a hand-selected wine label for dinner before strolling through our beautiful lakeside property around dusk. Each of our historic, elegant accommodations feature charming decor, luxury amenities, and calming views. To book a well-deserved getaway to the Finger Lakes, please give us a call today at 1-315-781-0201. With so many unforgettable things to do the Finger Lakes, your New York escape will be the highlight of your summer!