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Finger Lakes  (May, September, and October)Taughannock Falls, Finger Lakes   
  Scheduled trip: Sept. 22-28, 2018 (Sat. - Fri.)
  or Please contact us to set up a custom trip!

Trip Cost: $2,195 - (7 Days & 6 Nights). There is a $200 single supplement charge

  Easy to Moderate. Group size - 4 to 8. Includes pick up and drop off at Syracuse, NY Airport
  We enjoy beautiful walks along and above Cayuga, Seneca and Keuka Lakes, the three largest of the eleven glacially-carved, north-to-south oriented Finger Lakes in central NY. In the uplands between two of the lakes lie Finger Lakes National Forest land - rolling terrain dotted with ponds, meadows, scenic overlooks, and blueberry patches. Elevations range from lakeside (200') to 1000'. Nearby are some immaculate farms tended by Amish and Mennonite families who continue to eschew electricity and other modern services.  

     The excellent climate for growing grapes established the Finger Lakes as one of the country's oldest wine producing regions. There are vineyards and fine wineries  everywhere that produce award-winning vintages, and we make a stop at a different one every day for some wine-tasting.

     Some of the places we'll visit are Taughannock Falls, which is higher than Niagara; Enfield Glen in Lehman State Park, with it's cataract-riven cliffs and superb trail system; and Buttermilk Falls, a gem close to Ithaca. We'll enjoy the college town of Ithaca, with its impressive park system and cascades; Cornell University's Plantations, including it's world-class arboretum; and the famous Moosewood Restaurant, where we'll have dinner one evening. We will also hike on some of the Finger Lakes Trail, and the Outlet Trail, which runs from Seneca Lake to Keuka Lake near the scenic town of Penn Yan home the famous Birkett Mills Buckwheat mill. We visit the historic, mysterious Garrett Memorial Chapel on Keuka Lake, and the lovely village of Hammondsport.    
Keuka Springs Winery, Finger Lakes
     We stay at two cozy lodgings for three nights each: One between Seneca and Cayuga Lakes, and the other on nestled on Keuka Lake's eastern shore.
     Spring or fall, this a satisfyingly scenic part of New York State and a revelation for anyone who hasn't visited here.
It's also a place you will want to keep coming back to.



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January 10, 2018

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