Nature & Outdoor Activities

Visitors flock to the Finger Lakes region year-round to enjoy its abundant open space and natural resources.

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Nature & Outdoor Activities

Visitors flock to the Finger Lakes region year-round to enjoy its abundant open space and natural resources.

Festival & Events


The Best of Seneca County

Visitors will find a variety of events and festivals throughout the year in the Finger Lakes. From food and wine festivities, live entertainment and athletic events to historical reenactments, community celebrations and much more – these activities add an exciting layer of enjoyment and enhance the local experience.

CYCLING THE ERIE CANAL TOUR, is a one-of-a-kind cycling experience that showcases the people, places and events that shaped the Erie Canal and its role in American history. The full tour, from Buffalo to Albany, lasts eight days, while the Seneca Falls leg runs July 12-13. www.ptny.org

CONVENTION DAYS, celebrates Seneca Falls and the Finger Lakes as the center for the advancement of issues relating to human rights as reflected in the first American Women’s Rights Convention in 1848. Activities include educational lectures, coordinated local museum events and an art show. www.conventiondays.com

CELEBRATE COMMEMORATE MEMORIAL DAY, is an annual event that celebrates Waterloo, NY as the official Birthplace of Memorial Day and commemorates the sacrifices of fallen soldiers. Features parade, 5k, music, arts & crafts show, Civil War reenactment and more. www.waterloony.com

EMPIRE FARM DAYS, is the largest outdoor agricultural show in the northeast, drawing 70,000 people each year. Everything about farming is on display, from the latest innovations and newest technologies to delicious food and interactive exhibits. www.empirefarmdays.com

WINE COUNTRY CIRCUIT DOG SHOW, is one of the largest shows in the country and features four shows in one – with four independent kennel club shows on consecutive days. It is held annually at Sampson State Park and all park campsites are reserved exclusively for dog owners and handlers. Admission is free for spectators.

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE FESTIVAL, celebrates the role of Seneca Falls, NY as the real-life inspiration behind Frank Capra’s fictional Bedford Falls in the movie classic. Each year, the festival features family-oriented activities, 5k run, special presentations and discussions about the film with regular appearances by former cast member Karolyn “Zuzu” Grimes. www.therealbedfordfalls.com
 

Living Here

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Wine & Food

Deciding where to eat in the Finger Lakes can often become a difficult decision because there are...

Deciding where to eat in the Finger Lakes can often become a difficult decision because there are...

Doing Business Here

The Finger Lakes Gateway is within a days drive of 94 million people, two-thirds of the Northeast...

The Finger Lakes Gateway is within a days drive of 94 million people, two-thirds of the Northeast...