Summer has arrived and there's no better way to spend it than by experiencing the natural wonders in Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes. Discover stunning landscapes of deep gorges, rolling hills, fertile farmland and lush vineyards by spending your days hiking, biking, paddling, soaring, and savoring the great outdoors. Our 4th of July fireworks are spectacular. Coupled with parades, festivals, and events the entire family will be entertained for days on end. The possibilities for exploration are endless.
After spending the day taking in panoramic views along Keuka Lake, be sure to stop by the numerous wineries and breweries to taste the exceptional Finger Lakes wines and distinguished craft beer and beverages for which we're known worldwide. And don't miss our world-class museums and historic sites that offer fun, hands-on activities.
Enjoy delicious restaurants in a place where growing and serving fresh food is an integral part of our local culture. From elegant bistros to classic diners, the Finger Lakes offers a wide range of culinary experiences for any palate.
With towns voted "Coolest" and "Most Fun" in America by the people who have seen everything the Finger Lakes region has to offer, you'll see why travelers keep coming back. From local events rated among the 100 Best in North America to scenic landscapes, great shopping and distinguished dining, you have the makings for a summer vacation you won't forget.
"The forces that shaped the Finger Lakes also endowed the region with a fierce natural beauty. The surrounding hills are split into innumerable gorges, with hidden waterfalls, secret swimming holes and enough scenic outcrops to keep a landscape painter occupied for a lifetime. The lakes themselves, some of the deepest in the U.S., are enchanting—made more so, perhaps, by the lush vineyards that surround them." – Rohan Kamicheril, United Hemispheres Magazine