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Two Hours Up // Two Hours Down

Looking to venture outside of Cayuga Lake during your vacation? We've got some exciting stops to thrill every member of the family!


30 minutes away:

Watkins Glen, NY

- Hike the Watkins Glen State Park Gorge Trail, one of the most beautiful Finger Lakes trails

- Enjoy lunch downtown - don't forget to stop for dessert at Ben and Jerry's!

- Read up on your Nascar history then visit the world famous Watkins Glen International Racetrack

1 hour away:

Keuka Lake, NY

- Explore one of the many wineries, favorites include Heron Hill Winery and Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery

- Go on a hike with family at the Keuka Lake Outlet Trail

- A trip to Keuka isn't complete without visiting the Spotted Duck ice cream shop

2 hours away:

Castile, NY

- Spend a day at Letchworth State Park. Regardless of the season, this state park never fails to take our breath away. Be sure to bring a camera because these Insta worthy waterfalls do not disappoint!

- Feeling adventurous? Go white water rafting down the Genesee River with Adventure Calls

- Visit the museum at Letchworth State Park or enjoy lunch at the beautiful Glen Iris Inn


30 minutes away:

Lansing NY

- A wonderful spot for hiking, visit the cayuga trail or lansing center trail for stunning views of Cayuga Lake

- Visit one of the many local breweries

- Stop by the Reuse Center for a unique thrift store experience!

1 hour away:

Binghamton, NY

- Tour the beautiful Phelps Mansion Museum!

- Take the family and explore the Ross Park Zoo

- Enjoy a picnic at Otsiningo Park

2 hours away:

Red Rock PA

- Head out a little early in the morning for a day trip to Ricketts Glen State Park. There are waterfalls on waterfalls on this trail so it's definitely not one to be missed!

- Feeling adventurous? Reserve a camp site and camp out for the night with family and/or friends!

- Visit Colonel Ricketts Hard Cidery for a fun and boozy afternoon


New Park Venue and Suites offers the perfect location for getting around Cayuga Lake. Located 10 minutes from Taughannock Falls State Park, the suites provide the perfect backdrop for a sweet summer getaway.


Sarah Arleo is a 25 year old blogger and tiktoker based in the Finger Lakes. She enjoys hiking and camping with her husband and can often be found writing for her blog Field Guide To Marrying Young or running around state parks filming for her TikTok channel @SarahintheSunshine.



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