Are the finger lakes worth visiting? Absolutely! All 11 lakes offer something for the outdoor lover. From water biking to sailing, you can’t go wrong with making your way to these lakes for an adventure. Pack up the RV and make your way to upstate New York!
History & Culture
The finger lakes region is rich in American history. Did you know this area is famous for its wine? There are over 130 vineyards, with some bordering the lakes. Seneca Falls was the site of the first Women’s Rights Convention. Approximately 300 men and women listened to speeches regarding equality and voting rights. You can visit the Women’s Rights Park, built to commemorate women’s struggles and accomplishments for equal rights. There is so much to see and learn in New York. Take the time to come and visit this beautiful region.
What to See
Three Brothers Wineries & Estates
This brewery has four separate tasting rooms! They always have handcrafted beer, wine, and cider on tap from the region. They have several touring options for whatever suits your schedule. There is a cafe on-site with menu items such as flatbreads, burgers, sandwiches, desserts, and a full breakfast menu. Check out their website for more details and reservation options.
Three Brothers Winery & Estates
Anyone up for visiting some famous waterfalls? Niagra Falls is fun for everyone! With various options for touring and sightseeing, there’s something for everyone. Check out Old Fort Niagra or take a helicopter ride over the falls. Or maybe visiting an aquarium is more appealing. The Aquarium of Niagra has over 120 species of sea creatures such as jellyfish, turtles, and seals. You can interact with sharks and stingrays. Niagra Falls will have something for you.
Kayaking or Paddleboarding
If you want to enjoy the Finger Lakes region, getting out on the lake is a perfect idea. Reagans Canoe & Kayak Livery are ready to help you out! Enjoy the outdoors in style on a kayak, seeing the beauty of each lake. If swimming is your cup of tea, you can find public access spots on each lake.
Where to Eat
Smart Rver Tip – Please keep in mind that some restaurants have changed their business hours due to the loss of employees and covid-related issues. If you have any questions, we recommended calling the establishment directly.
This lovely cafe has a wide variety on the menu with items such as lamb chops, tandoori chicken, chicken, shrimp, baked brie, and dessert options. Don’t miss out on eating here while you’re in the Finger Lakes Region!
The Beef & Brew
This tavern-style joint has just the dark and cozy atmosphere you’ve been looking for! Not only does it have a wide variety of local and well-known brews on tap but they also have an incredible lunch and dinner menu. They offer menu items like a bourbon bbq sandwich, bbq ribs, fried shrimp, chicken tenders, salads, smoked kielbasa, fish and chips, lamb chops, chicken alfredo, meatball marinara, fish dishes and so much more! You can’t go wrong when you choose Beef and Brew!
Beef and Brew
Is anyone in the mood for some Thai food? If the answer is yes, then this place is for you! They offer Appetizers such as Thai dumplings, crab rangoon, spring rolls, fried tofu, and curry puffs. They also have main dishes such as fried rice, pad thai, stir fry with garlic sauce, and several curry dishes. There are also fantastic chef specials every week! So stop by Thai Elephants when you’re in the neighborhood!
Where Other Smart Rvers Stay
Indian Village RV Park
This park has several amenities including, a private beach, picnic areas, hiking trails, a fishing pond, showers and laundry, electricity, water, and sewage. Their website also shows local attractions you may consider visiting. And with 100 beautiful spots, you’ll be sure to have a place for your RV!
Indian Village RV Park
Conesus Lake RV Park
This pretty place has so much to offer an RV traveler. It has 140 spots with 50 that accommodate double slideouts, 70 that have full hookups, and 9 that accommodate pull-throughs. They also offer free wifi, laundry, restrooms, playgrounds, planned activities, and much more. Be sure to check out their website for more details and reservation information.
Sned-Acres Family Campground
This park has so much to offer. Some of the amenities include a swimming pool, camp store, dump station, laundromat, propane exchange station, arcade room, and fishing ponds, and they are pet friendly! So be sure to check this place out when you’re looking for a spot to rest your RV.
When to Visit
June to August tends to be high tourist months which means the lines for doing any activities may be longer. But if you go in May or wait until September, you will have good weather with a better opportunity to do everything you want to do without waiting in lines for an extended time. So start planning your adventure today!