As Summer starts to fade away the air turns cool, and the trees are soon covered with crisp leaves of warm red and orange hues. The fall foliage in Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes can't be beat, and with so many ways to enjoy the beauty, and bountiful offerings this time of year brings it's the perfect excuse for a weekend getaway.
There are many ways to view the spectacular changing colors as they start to turn in September. Drive along Keuka Lake, stopping into your favorite winery like Heron Hill where the view can't be beat. One of the newest, and maybe more adventurous, ways to see all the colors is to take a Seaplane ride. Above Keuka Lake see as the colors blend together to make the perfect Fall bouquet reflecting off the shimmering blue lake. Finger Lakes Seaplanes LLC offers rides for up to three people, and a variety of options from a 30-minute Keuka Lake tour, to an extended hour tour over other nearby Finger Lakes.
September starts the season of Fall activities and Harvest events. Join the Gaffer District September 16th for Harvest. You and your family will gather at community "tables" lining Market Street, and indulge in harvest inspired fare from local restaurants. Festivities will also include family activities, shopping and dining incentives, and music in Centerway Square.
Attend the Harvest Celebration of Food and Wine when they bring together classic Finger Lakes wines, and seasonal Harvest cuisine. Travel along the Keuka Lake Wine Trail and sample wines and eats with a beautiful Fall background September 16th and 17th. Purchase tickets ahead of time the event that brings together all the pieces for a perfect Fall experience in the Finger Lakes.
Create a one-of-a-kind Fall keepsake at The Studio at The Corning Museum of Glass. The make your own glass experience lets you get hands-on and become the artist yourself by blowing your own glass pumpkin, or making a pumpkin pendant.
Keep up to date on all things foliage with the Finger Lakes Fall Foliage report. Take a break and breath in the fresh air and take in the beauty that is Fall in the Finger Lakes.