Whether you read our guide, listen to our radio show, or explore online, we're here to help you find the surprising adventure that waits for you. Beginning in the rural region of the Genesee Valley, through the Rochester metro area, and south into Central New York and the Finger Lakes. In the time it takes to watch your favorite movie, you’ll be here. We welcome our Canadian neighbors!
In case you haven't heard, Ithaca is Gorges! Situated in the Heart of the Finger Lakes, Ithaca has become a cultural epicenter for all-season outdoor recreation, exquisite farm-to-table cuisine, and internationally awarded wines.
No matter the season, explore the beauty of the outdoors in Ithaca. Spend a sunny day touring one of the many waterfalls and gorges or relax on the Finger Lakes' largest lake, Cayuga Lake. You'll find over 28,000 acres of public New York State forest ripe for skiing, hiking, mountain biking, and exploring. What are you waiting for? Adventure awaits!
Located just 195 miles south of Toronto in the western corner of New York State, Chautauqua County boasts five lakes and approximately fifty miles of Lake Erie shoreline. In addition to outdoor attractions and snow sports, Chautauqua has been a destination for vacation learning for more than 140 years, a place to engage the mind, body and soul. It is also the birthplace of Lucille Ball and home to the oldest Concord grape growing region in the world.
Nestled between Niagara County to the west and Monroe to the east, is the lake plains region of Orleans County with 24 miles of Lake Ontario shoreline. The Erie Canal winds its way through three of the four villages and the remaining landscape is populated primarily by working farms, orchards and vineyards amidst unique cobblestone and sandstone architecture.
The entire state of New York is full of educational, adventurous, and unique activities that you won't find anywhere else.
Drive a little farther than Rochester and the Finger Lakes, and you'll discover even more museums, ski resorts, hiking trails, theatres, amusement parks, and attractions for your family to enjoy. Make it a vacation! Take the time to experience all of New York State—it's a Welcome Surprise.
The Waterloo Premium Outlets has over 100 outlet stores featuring Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Chico’s, Christopher & Banks, Clarks Bostonian, Coach, Columbia Sportswear, Gap Factory Store, J.Crew, Jones New York, Kay Jewelers Outlet, Lane Bryant Outlet, Loft Outlet, Merrell, Nautica, Nike, Nine West, Polo Ralph Lauren, Puma, Sunglass Hut, Timberland, Tommy Hilfiger, Under Armour, VF Outlet and more.
Discover the perfect combination of 24-hour excitement centrally located and surrounded by fun! Turning Stone offers two AAA Four Diamond hotels, one of which is also a recipient of the 2016 “Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Award.”
We also have award-winning dining options to suit every taste. Hit the greens at one of our five acclaimed golf courses, pamper yourself in our two luxury spas, dine at one of our 18 restaurants or play on one of our 2,000 slots and 85 tables.
Fulton and Montgomery Counties, where the southern Adirondack Mountains meet the Mohawk Valley, is rich with outdoor activities and an abundant history. Fulton County's 44 lakes and Montgomery County's Mohawk River provide a scenic backdrop for fishing, boating, kayaking, and canoeing. The Erie Canalway Trail, the FJ&G Rail Trail, and our state forests provide for ample opportunities for cycling and hiking. Visit Website
This metropolitan region situated on the southern shore of Lake Ontario is also part of New York’s breathtaking Finger Lakes region. Conveniently located, Rochester is 3 1/2 hours from Toronto and 90 minutes from Niagara Falls.
Between the world-famous waterfalls and the world-class city, travelers find themselves at the center of it all in Central New York state. From the National Baseball Hall of Fame to the International Boxing Hall of Fame, and countless USA Main Streets, Central New York lays claim to the ultimate rural American experience.
Drive quiet country roads among rolling hills and beautiful natural scenery. Discover Herkimer Diamonds, ancient rock formations millions of years in the making. Journey into the Adirondack Mountains by way of a scenic railroad excursion.
A fun and friendly destination! Conveniently located halfway between Niagara Falls/Buffalo and Rochester, Genesee County has three major exits off the NYS Thruway (I-90): Exits 47, 48 and 48A. We’re located less than an hour from the Canadian border and Niagara Falls to the west, and the Finger Lakes Region to the east.
With over 1,000 hotel rooms, great dining selections and interesting things to see and do, Genesee County offers something for everyone!
Located near Rochester along the southern shore of Lake Ontario lies Wayne County, the northern gateway to the Finger Lakes Region. We are known for our rural charm, vast apple orchards, drumlins and scenic beauty. With 35 miles of Lake Ontario shoreline and the Historic Erie canal, we promise the visitor a wide variety of water activities, trophy fishing and a backdrop for fantastic views and vistas.
The countryside is dotted with farm markets, antique and specialty shops and cozy Bed & Breakfasts. The Lake Ontario Wine Trail, Seaway Trail and Historic Erie Canal wind through our rural county providing the visitor with a wide variety of events, attractions and endless activities. Our small towns and villages celebrate our history and charm with annual events throughout the year.
Explore the Past, reconnect with nature and restore your soul in Wayne County!
Located on the western most Finger Lake of Conesus Lake, Conesus Lake Campground is nestled along the eastern shoreline and provides guests with easy access to the lake. Conesus Lake is admired and enjoyed for its beauty, and many recreational activities.