Finger Lakes Vacation, Upstate NY Travel

While I call the Finger Lakes region home and understand the draw of the area, my guests may not.  Why in the world should you plan a Finger Lakes vacation?  And if you do, why should Trumansburg be your vacation’s “home base”?  Let me give you five good reasons to choose Trumansburg, and my Upstate New York bed and breakfast as your vacation destination.

Trumansburg is nestled comfortably near Cayuga Lake, between Cayuga and Seneca Lakes.  If the Finger Lakes were truly a hand, Trumansburg sits directly beside the center finger – right in the middle of the entire Finger Lakes Region!  You couldn’t be in a better location to take advantage of everything the Finger Lakes have to offer:  Atmosphere, Wine, Natural Beauty, Food, and Outdoor Adventure.

When most people think New York, they think of the noise and chaos of New York City.  But this amazing state offers so much more than the Big Apple!  Once you get out of the cities and into the gorgeous countryside, the air clears, life slows down, and stress falls away.  The Finger Lakes Region offers all this and more.  Our charming villages, covered bridges, and small-town hospitality invites you to forget all you’ve left behind and enjoy the here-and-now.

Red and White wine in clear stemmed glassesWine
In the 2010 Budget Travelers Reader’s Choice Poll, the finger Lakes wine region was named “the most beautiful wine country destination in the world.”  The Finger Lakes’ Wine Region boasts almost 100 wineries centered around Canandaigua, Cayuga, Keuka, and Seneca Lakes.  An official Wine Trail leads you to member wineries located around each lake, providing the opportunity to plan a unique Finger Lakes vacation.

Natural Beauty
With 15 different nature/park attractions among acres and acres of Finger Lakes forest, there is no end of things to see in the outdoors.  The Finger Lakes are part of a glacial event that left hundreds of hanging valleys and glens which now feature gorgeous waterfalls.  The lakes are home to a host of wildlife.  The lack of lights polluting the nighttime sky lets you see a canvas of stars and galaxies.  Our fall foliage is not to be missed!  No matter what time of year and no matter where you look, the beauty of the area will astound you!

The popularity of organic food and ingredients provides area chef-owned restaurants the best building-blocks for their dishes.  And what a variety of dishes you could have!  On the water, in town, in the country… all areas provide unique and delicious culinary treats!  From delis and bistros to casual and fine dining, area restaurants pride themselves in offering you the best seasonal dishes and dining experiences possible for all food palettes.

Outdoor Adventure
Outdoor activities abound in the Finger Lakes Region.  In the warmer seasons, you could choose to stroll through one of our many villages and towns while looking for that perfect antique treasure; take on some light hiking to any of the thousands of area natural attractions; choose a cruise on a lake; try kayaking, canoeing, or stand-up paddling; explore the region’s beauty by horseback; or even see the sights from the air!  For those who like real thrills, try a zip line or ropes course at an area adventure center!  In the winter, you can opt for skiing, sledding, ice-skating, sleigh rides, or try your hand at snowmobiling!  No matter what your outdoor preference, the Finger Lakes has something for everyone.

When you put all of these great attributes together, the Finger Lakes Region is truly the ideal getaway destination!  When you stay at my Finger Lakes bed and breakfast, the best things New York has to offer are just outside the front door!

Innkeeper Rose Hilbert
POB 95, 112 E. Main St.
Trumansburg, NY, 14886
1-800-387-7712, 607-387-6033

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