A Finger Lakes Road Trip

Myers Point is just one of the many spots to explore along the shores of Cayuga Lake. Road trips are plentiful in the Finger Lakes Region. Photo by Helen Heizyk.
by Mark Stash

I don’t know about you, but I’m getting a little stir-crazy. As I write this, I am looking through the window on a beautiful sunny day, with about 15 inches of snow on the ground, and I’m getting a bit of cabin fever. As I say sometimes, we will have earned spring this year, because of the extra snowy wintry weather.

During these times, social isolation is common, and yet we can still do things to get out of the house and enjoy ourselves. Helen Heizyk, a fellow volunteer at the Finger Lakes Museum, loves to get out and explore the outdoors. Her photography has always caught my eye. She seems to capture the true essence of the area through her lens. One great idea she had for getting out and about is an excursion around Cayuga Lake, one of the largest of the Finger Lakes. The scenery along the lake is spectacular, and then there are the many stops along the way. The many opportunities to shop, hike, eat, drink, and sightsee are myriad. I highly recommend this road trip, any time of the year.

If you’re looking for another getaway, a great escape can be had by staying at The Lake House on Canandaigua, and then stopping by next door at New York Kitchen to enjoy their culinary delights. Between the cooking classes, wine and beer tasting, and pure relaxation, it’s a time away that can’t be beat.

If fishing is your passion, we give you a taste of where to publicly access some of the creeks and streams in the area. Visit dec.ny.gov to learn more about where to fish.

While you’re out having fun and hunger pangs overtake you, stop by any of four locations of Pat’s Pizzeria. Trust me, their pies are second to none.

Experience culture by visiting the National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls or visit a local art gallery and gift shop. There’s never an end to things to do in the Finger Lakes, no matter the time of year. I am always very excited to share what I know about the Finger Lakes Region, because I truly love living here.


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