MORE THINGS TO DO IN THE FINGER LAKES AREA

Start Date Event Details
Everyday!
Buttermilk Falls State Park
When: Everyday!
Buttermilk Falls State Park takes its name from the foaming cascade formed by Buttermilk Creek as it flows down the steep valley side toward Cayuga Lake. The upper park has a small lake, hiking trails through woodlands and along the gorge and rim, picnic areas and playing fields. The lower park has a campground, natural pool and playing fields, beyond which is Larch Meadows. Larch Meadows is a wetland area through which a nature trail winds.
Buttermilk Falls State Park
When: Everyday!
Location: 112 E. Buttermilk Falls Rd. (Off Rt. 13 S) Ithaca, NY

 Please note: The Gorge Trail at Buttermilk and the east side of the Lake Treman Trail are currently closed for the season.

Everyday!
Cascadilla Falls
When: Everyday!
Picturesque Cascadilla Falls is a 20ft multiple cascading waterfall, the first on a popular gorge trail that connects Cornell University to downtown from College Ave. to Court St. Along the way, the creek drops 400ft past nine waterfalls.
Cascadilla Falls
When: Everyday!
Location: Intersection of Court St. and University Ave., Ithaca NY

*Please note:  Trail may be closed still for the season.    Cascadilla Falls (9 falls) is a 1.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Ithaca, New York that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Everyday!
Great Gully Falls, Union Springs
When: Everyday!
A Finger Lakes treasure for nature lovers, along the beautiful east side of Cayuga Lake!
Great Gully Falls, Union Springs
When: Everyday!
Location: Union Springs, NY

 Take Route 90 (South from 5 and 20) along the eastern side of Cayuga Lake for about 10 miles. Depending on direction, you will see a pull-off on the east side of the road with various historical markers detailing Cayuga villages and Sullivan’s campaign against the Iroquois during the American Revolution. South of these markers, before the bridge that crosses Great Gully Creek is the parking area.

Everyday!
Ithaca Falls
When: Everyday!
Experience one of Ithaca's secret waterfalls this summer, a great place to stop and enjoy a picnic lunch or just relax with a good book! With a 150ft cascading fall, watch Fall Creek’s final plunge to Cayuga Lake.
Ithaca Falls
When: Everyday!
Location: Lake St., Ithaca, NY

 Easy trail, with the best view of the falls from the bridge over Lake Street or the foot path adjacent to the creek. The Trail is open year-round.

Everyday!
Ludlowville Falls
When: Everyday!
Ludlowville Falls on Salmon Creek is a 35ft multi-plume cascade with a pioneer history. Salmon Creek pours over a hard limestone cap to form beautiful Ludlowville Falls. The soft shale underneath has eroded away, creating an overhang cave and deep plunge pool. This fall powered the early settlement of Ludlowville, named for the pioneer family that built a gristmill here in 1795.
Ludlowville Falls
When: Everyday!
Location: Ludlowville Rd., Lansing NY

 No fee
Dogs allowed on leash
Swimming is prohibited

Everyday!
Robert H. Treman State Park
When: Everyday!
Robert H. Treman State Park is an area of wild beauty, with the rugged gorge called Enfield Glen as its scenic highlight. Winding trails follow the gorge past 12 waterfalls, including the 115-foot Lucifer Falls, to where visitors can see a mile-and-a-half down the wooded gorge as it winds its way to the lower park. *Please note: The Gorge Trail and Red Pine Trail are currently closed for the season and will open soon.
Robert H. Treman State Park
When: Everyday!
Location: 105 Enfield Falls Rd. Ithaca, NY

 *Please note: The Gorge Trail and Red Pine Trail are currently closed for the season and will open soon.

Everyday!
She-Qua-Ga Falls, Montour Falls
When: Everyday!
Shequaga Falls is located in the village of Montour Falls, at the corner of the historic Glorious T intersection - and is the perfect picturesque setting for any selfie!
She-Qua-Ga Falls, Montour Falls
When: Everyday!
Location: Main St & Genesee St, Montour Falls NY

 Shequaga Falls is located in the village of Montour Falls, at the corner of the historic Glorious T intersection - and is the perfect picturesque setting for any selfie!

Everyday!
Stewart Park
When: Everyday!
Today, Stewart Park is a regionally active park with several facilities including pavilions (available for rent), tennis courts, several play areas, athletic fields, a duck pond, a municipal golf course, and a bird sanctuary. Stewart Park also has an array of trees growing in it.
Stewart Park
When: Everyday!
Location: 1 James L Gibbs Dr, Ithaca NY

 Today, Stewart Park is a regionally active park with several facilities including pavilions (available for rent), tennis courts, several play areas, athletic fields, a duck pond, a municipal golf course, and a bird sanctuary. Stewart Park also has an array of trees growing in it.

Everyday!
Taughannock Falls Overlook
When: Everyday!
Taughannock Falls carves a 400ft deep gorge through layers of sandstone, shale and limestone that were once the bed of an ancient sea. With a 215 foot plunge, this waterfall stands three stories taller than Niagara Falls.
Taughannock Falls Overlook
When: Everyday!
Location: 1740 Taughannock Blvd., (Rt 89), Trumansburg, NY

 Enjoy swimming in Cayuga Lake, a picnic area, concessions, a playground, camping, cabins and more! There is a marina offering parking for 25 rigs, a concession stand, and a protected harbor.

Everyday!
Watkins Glen State Park
When: Everyday!
Watkins Glen State Park is the most famous of the Finger Lakes State Parks, with a reputation for leaving visitors spellbound. *Please Note: The Gorge Trail is closed for the season.
Watkins Glen State Park
When: Everyday!
Location: 1009 N Franklin St Watkins Glen, NY

 Watkins Glen State Park is the most famous of the Finger Lakes State Parks, with a reputation for leaving visitors spellbound. *Please Note: The Gorge Trail is closed for the season.

Saturdays & Sundays
Ithaca Farmer's Market
When: Saturdays & Sundays
The Ithaca Farmers Market is a vendor-owned cooperative with more than 160 vendors who grow and produce their goods within 30 miles of Ithaca, New York.
Ithaca Farmer's Market
When: Saturdays & Sundays
Location: Ithaca Farmer's Market Pavillion, Steamboat Landing at 545 Third St., Ithaca NY

See site for specific days/locations.  

A little bit of everything - farmers, chefs and artisans bring their best products for you! There’s food, groceries, art, crafts, music, Cayuga Lake… what else could you ask for?

Thursdays
Food Transfer Hub @ Press Bay Alley
When: Thursdays 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Curbside Farm Food Transfer Hub in Downtown Ithaca A distribution option for area farmers with direct to customer sales online
Food Transfer Hub @ Press Bay Alley
When: Thursdays 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Press Bay Alley, 108-118 W Green St, Ithaca, NY

 Curbside Farm Food Transfer Hub in Downtown Ithaca
A distribution option for area farmers with direct to customer sales online

Daily options
Virtual Cinema @ Cinemapolis
When: Daily options
Don’t worry – you won’t have to don a headset or beam yourself into cyberspace, but Cinemapolis IS going virtual - offering a weekly slate of new films for patrons to view at home!
Virtual Cinema @ Cinemapolis
When: Daily options
Location: From your couch!

 They're collaborating with independent film distributors like Film Movement, Kino Lorber, Magnolia Pictures, and Oscilloscope Laboratories to sell patrons “virtual tickets” for online rentals of current first-run releases.

Everyday!
Buttonwood Grove Winery - Open & Shop Online!
When: Everyday!
Enjoy live music all summer long on our spacious deck while enjoying a favorite wine or trying something new! Meet fellow wine enthusiasts and enjoy the summer outdoors. From our spacious multi-level deck, you can enjoy spectacular views of the lake and our beautifully landscaped grounds.
Buttonwood Grove Winery - Open & Shop Online!
When: Everyday!
Location: Buttonwood Grove Winery, 5986 State Route 89 Romulus, NY

 GET $10 SHIPPING ON 6 OR MORE BOTTLES!

Everyday!
Cayuga Wine Trail - Winery Info
When: Everyday!
The wineries on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail are doing their best to keep the wine available to all during this time of need.
Cayuga Wine Trail - Winery Info
When: Everyday!
Location: Cayuga Lake, various

 The wineries on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail are doing their best to keep the wine available to all during this time of need.

Everyday!
Finger Lakes Wine Country Events
When: Everyday!
Finger Lakes Wine Country offers a genuine sense of community that is hard to come by!
Finger Lakes Wine Country Events
When: Everyday!
Location: Finger Lakes, New York

 Finger Lakes Wine Country offers a genuine sense of community that is hard to come by!

Fri - Mon
Goose Watch Winery - Open! and Shop Online!
When: Fri - Mon
Goose Watch is one of New York’s most unique wineries, for its setting as well as its wines. Taking tasting reservations.
Goose Watch Winery - Open! and Shop Online!
When: Fri - Mon
Location: Goose Watch Winery, various locations

 Goose Watch is one of New York’s most unique wineries, for its setting as well as its wines.

Everyday!
Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards - Open & Shop Online!
When: Everyday! 11:00am - 5:00pm
Everybody’s got a Hazlitt story—and if you don’t, click here to get started! You can now enjoy their wines, ciders, wine slushies, and they have a great snack menu available with many options for you to enjoy at both of their winery locations!
Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards - Open & Shop Online!
When: Everyday! 11:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards, 5712 State Route 414, Hector, NY

 Everybody’s got a Hazlitt story—and if you don’t, click here to get started!

Everyday!
Heron Hill Winery - Open & Shop Online!
When: Everyday!
The beautiful vista and lake breezes of Keuka Lake, while you enjoy our refreshing wine with those close to you, paired with our locally produced food.
Heron Hill Winery - Open & Shop Online!
When: Everyday!
Location: Heron Hill Winery, 9301 County Route 76 Hammondsport, NY

We also have a great selection of locally produced foods available for purchase and your enjoyment.
This means enjoy the perfect food and wine pairing with our award-winning wines and local food options!

Everyday!
Hosmer Winery - Open & Shop Online!
When: Everyday!
Flights are performed outdoors alongside our beautiful vineyards. We also offer wine by the glass, regional beer, slushies, and light fare! We’ve waited so long to see you all, so come out and enjoy!
Hosmer Winery - Open & Shop Online!
When: Everyday!
Location: Hosmer Winery, 7020 State Rte 89, Ovid, NY

 Established in 1972, comprised of the nearly 70 acres of grapes that provide Hosmer Winery with the fruit to remain a fully functioning estate winery.

Everyday!
Knapp Winery - Open & Shop Online!
When: Everyday! til 5:00pm
Come visit! We are open!
Knapp Winery - Open & Shop Online!
When: Everyday! til 5:00pm
Location: Knapp Winery, 2770 County Road 128 (Ernsberger Road) Romulus, NY,

Come visit! We are open!

Everyday!
Long Point Winery - Open! & Shop Online!
When: Everyday! 10:00am - 5:00pm
Known for producing the finest dry red and white wines, Long Point Winery has collected numerous awards for wines such as, red Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Dry Riesling.
Long Point Winery - Open! & Shop Online!
When: Everyday! 10:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Long Point Winery, 1485 Lake Road, Aurora, NY

 Purchasing wine online is easy, and your order can be shipped directly to your home or business.

Everyday!
Lucas Vineyards - Open & Shop Online!
When: Everyday!
We welcome you back! Please see the visit us page for everything you need to know when you visit us.
Lucas Vineyards - Open & Shop Online!
When: Everyday!
Location: Lucas Vineyards, 3862 County Road 150 Interlaken, NY

Masks are required and group size is limited to 6. No reservations needed, however capacity is limited.

Everyday!
Montezuma Winery - Open! & Shop Online!
When: Everyday! 9:00am - 6:00pm
Serving up our tasting kits, wine slushies, and so much more. Come out and have some fun!! We have picnic tables and chairs outside all safely distanced. Don’t forget we still have curbside pickup service available and our tasting room and slush wagon are open.
Montezuma Winery - Open! & Shop Online!
When: Everyday! 9:00am - 6:00pm
Location: Montezuma Winery

 Our wine list offers a range from dry to sweet and includes Riesling, Blueberry, Rhubarb and our most popular, Cranberry Bog.

Everyday!
Wagner Vineyards - Open! and Shop Online
When: Everyday! 10:00am - 5:00pm
Masks are required at all times, even outside, unless seated at a table or actively participating in a tasting) All tastings should be reserved ahead of time online or by calling the winery. Their online store remains open 24/7 with shipping to 19 states!
Wagner Vineyards - Open! and Shop Online
When: Everyday! 10:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Wagner Vineyards, 9322 State Route 414 Lodi NY

Masks are required at all times, even outside, unless seated at a table or actively participating in a tasting) All tastings should be reserved ahead of time online or by calling the winery. Their online store remains open 24/7 with shipping to 19 states!

Fri - Sun
Americana Vineyards - Open & Shop Online!
When: Fri - Sun 10:00am - 5pm
Open for tastings, Wine Slushies, Chilled Wine by the bottle or glass! And some food!! A wine for every taste - sweet to dry!
Americana Vineyards - Open & Shop Online!
When: Fri - Sun 10:00am - 5pm
Location: Americana Vineyards, 4367 East Covert Road, Interlaken, NY

Open for tastings, Wine Slushies, Chilled Wine by the bottle or glass! And some food!! A wine for every taste - sweet to dry!

Everyday!
Six Mile Creek Vineyards - Open & Shop Online!
When: Everyday!
Due to high demand on weekends (Fri-Sun) reservations are highly recommended and are the only guaranteed way to acquire a tasting. Also discontinuing our curbside pickup
Six Mile Creek Vineyards - Open & Shop Online!
When: Everyday!
Location: Six Mile Creek Vineyards, 1551 Slaterville Rd, Ithaca, NY

 Curbside pickup, shipping and discount codes available!

Everyday!
Thirsty Owl Wine Company - Open! & Shop Online!
When: Everyday!
Now open for tastings! We will not be taking reservations. Tastings will be first come, first serve.
Thirsty Owl Wine Company - Open! & Shop Online!
When: Everyday!
Location: Thirsty Owl Wine Company, 6861 Route 89 Ovid, NY

 Enjoy FREE shipping and 20% off on a purchase of a case (12 bottles or more).

Everyday!
Varick Winery - Shop Online!
When: Everyday!
All of your favorite wines & country store products in one place! Browse wines, olive oils, fruit butters, preserves, salsas, BBQ, sauces, pickles, pickled vegetables, cheesecake mixes, herb dips, mustards, dressings, and meat rubs!
Varick Winery - Shop Online!
When: Everyday!
Location: Varick Winery, 5102 Route 89 Romulus, NY

 All of your favorite wines & country store products in one place! Browse wines, olive oils, fruit butters, preserves, salsas, BBQ, sauces, pickles, pickled vegetables, cheesecake mixes, herb dips, mustards, dressings, and meat rubs!

Everyday!
Treleaven Winery - Open and Shop Online!
When: Everyday!
Let us help you fill your summer calendar with unforgettable memories. We invite you to enjoy the best of the Finger Lakes talent within our beautiful timber-framed event venue, The Hangtime. From happy hour and trivia to relaxing afternoons and dinners in the gardens - We are confident you'll find something the whole family will enjoy. Come on by and enjoy the experience with us!
Treleaven Winery - Open and Shop Online!
When: Everyday!
Location: Treleaven Winery, 658 Lake Road, King Ferry

Let us help you fill your summer calendar with unforgettable memories. We invite you to enjoy the best of the Finger Lakes talent within our beautiful timber-framed event venue, The Hangtime. From happy hour and trivia to relaxing afternoons and dinners in the gardens - We are confident you'll find something the whole family will enjoy. Come on by and enjoy the experience with us!

July 9th - Sept 24th
VIRTUAL CFCU Summer Concert Series
When: July 9th - Sept 24th 6:00pm - 8:00pm
All concerts in this series are free, all ages, and family friendly. Our 2020 CFCU Summer Concerts usually take place on the Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Commons. This year, the State Theatre of Ithaca is supporting our shows by hosting our streamed ZOOM concerts from the State Theatre of Ithaca Stage.
VIRTUAL CFCU Summer Concert Series
When: July 9th - Sept 24th 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: From your computer!

 All concerts in this series are free, all ages, and family friendly. Our 2020 CFCU Summer Concerts usually take place on the Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Commons. This year, the State Theatre of Ithaca is supporting our shows by hosting our streamed ZOOM concerts from the State Theatre of Ithaca Stage.

Wednesdays
Hangtime Trivia @ Treleaven Wines
When: Wednesdays 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Join them in the outdoor Hangtime Pavillion for an evening of drinks, eats and thinks, firing up some friendly competition during Treleaven Trivia, so rally your best team and play to win fun prizes! Wine and beer will be available for purchase, along with eats from Simply Cookie. There is no fee to play.
Hangtime Trivia @ Treleaven Wines
When: Wednesdays 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Treleaven Wines, 658 Lake Road King Ferry NY

Join them in the outdoor Hangtime Pavillion for an evening of drinks, eats and thinks, firing up some friendly competition during Treleaven Trivia, so rally your best team and play to win fun prizes! Wine and beer will be available for purchase, along with eats from Simply Cookie. There is no fee to play.

ongoing
Virtual Family & Children’s Service Cardboard Boat Race
When: ongoing
An online fundraising campaign for Family & Children's Service of Ithaca - private, nonprofit community agency dedicated to supporting, promoting and strengthening the well-being of individuals and families by providing high-quality, accessible mental health care and related social services.
Virtual Family & Children’s Service Cardboard Boat Race
When: ongoing
Location: From your computer!

 We wish we could be together for this fun lake-side event, cheering on teams as they navigate the racecourse in their hand-crafted cardboard boats, however, Covid-19 has made that kind of gathering impossible. So instead, we're asking you to join us online and support mental health in our community by donating today.

 

You can sign up to become a peer-to-peer fundraising Boat Captain and enlist your friends to help, or you can donate to the fundraising goal of an existing team.

Fridays & Saturdays
Movies at the Mountain @ Greek Peak
When: Fridays & Saturdays 7:30pm
Friday and Saturday nights this summer/fall to enjoy new movie releases as well as old favorites set against our scenic mountain backdrop. 9/18-19 Into the Wild (2007); 9/25-26: Lion King (1994)
Movies at the Mountain @ Greek Peak
When: Fridays & Saturdays 7:30pm
Location: Greek Peak Mountain Resort, 2000 NYS Rt. 392, Cortland, NY

9/18-19 Into the Wild (2007)
9/25-26: Lion King (1994)

Weekends Sept - Nov
Pumpkin Chuckin' Weekends @ Varick Winery
When: Weekends Sept - Nov 9:30am - 6:30pm
SIP & CHUCK !! We have GIANT slingshots and bins of Pumpkins… How good is your aim? Can you hit a target? We dare you to try! Try your hand at Varick Winery Pumpkin Chuckin’! A buck a chuck, three chucks for $5 bucks, thirteen chucks for $20 bucks
Pumpkin Chuckin' Weekends @ Varick Winery
When: Weekends Sept - Nov 9:30am - 6:30pm
Location: Varick Winery, 5102 State Route 89 Romulus, NY

SIP & CHUCK !! We have GIANT slingshots and bins of Pumpkins… How good is your aim? Can you hit a target? We dare you to try! Try your hand at Varick Winery Pumpkin Chuckin’! A buck a chuck, three chucks for $5 bucks, thirteen chucks for $20 bucks

thru Oct 4th
VIRTUAL March for the Animals for the SPCA of Tompkins County
When: thru Oct 4th 10:30am - 1:00pm
This year our March for the Animals will be a virtual event on Sunday, October 4! We will be fundraising the month leading up to the event and have a virtual celebration on the day of. Stay tuned for more information!
VIRTUAL March for the Animals for the SPCA of Tompkins County
When: thru Oct 4th 10:30am - 1:00pm
Location: From your computer!

This year our March for the Animals will be a virtual event on Sunday, October 4! We will be fundraising the month leading up to the event and have a virtual celebration on the day of. Stay tuned for more information!

Sept 12th - Oct 31st
Trinity Valley Corn Maze
When: Sept 12th - Oct 31st Everyday
This year, we have several corn mazes available and are welcoming guests to visit our country store, baby farm animals, and playground while you’re here.
Trinity Valley Corn Maze
When: Sept 12th - Oct 31st Everyday
Location: Trinity Valley Dairy, 2847 Route 13, Cortland, N.Y.

We have a pre-order ticket system in place so you will purchase corn maze tickets online. This is to ensure that we are monitoring the amount of people within the corn maze and can ensure adequate social distancing

Weekends in October
October Events on the Greater Ithaca Art Trail
When: Weekends in October 10am - 3pm
Open studios and online events with Art Trail artists showing you their work and telling you all about it!
October Events on the Greater Ithaca Art Trail
When: Weekends in October 10am - 3pm
Location: Ithaca Art Trail

Open studios and online events with Art Trail artists showing you their work and telling you all about it!

First Friday of every month!
Virtual Cortland First Friday Art Exhibits
When: First Friday of every month! 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual Gallery on Facebook - First Fridays celebrate the art and culture of our local community on the first Friday of each month.
Virtual Cortland First Friday Art Exhibits
When: First Friday of every month! 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Downtown Cortland, NY

Virtual Gallery on Facebook - First Fridays celebrate the art and culture of our local community on the first Friday of each month.

 

Oct 16th
Finger Lakes & The World Side-by-Side Tasting Series with Experience! The Finger Lakes
When: Oct 16th 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Join Certified Sommelier, owner of Experience! The Finger Lakes, and Wine Marketing Instructor, Laura Winter Falk, PhD, as she shares wine from across the world paired with Finger Lakes wines in this limited four-part series.
Finger Lakes & The World Side-by-Side Tasting Series with Experience! The Finger Lakes
When: Oct 16th 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Coltivare, 235 S Cayuga St, Ithaca, NY

 Events will be held one Friday per month from 5PM – 7PM, July through October 2020, and will be hosted by Experience! The Finger Lakes and the Coltivare Culinary Center.

Nov 4th
Whose Live Anyway? @ State Theatre
When: Nov 4th 7:00pm
The cast members of the Emmy-nominated TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway? are proud to present their new improv tour: WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY?
Whose Live Anyway? @ State Theatre
When: Nov 4th 7:00pm
Location: State Theatre of Ithaca, 107 W State St, Ithaca, NY

 The cast members of the Emmy-nominated TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway? are proud to present their new improv tour: WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY?



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