The winter months are a perfect time to enjoy the delights and wonders of Upstate New York’s Finger Lakes region. And you can do it all while supporting local economies, communities, cultures, and ecosystems.

As you plan your trips and travel, join Cornell in its commitment to sustainability. Here are our top five tips for sustainable tourism in and around the Finger Lakes:

Regional highlights

Use the map to explore a few of our favorite destinations in the Finger Lakes region, or browse the drop-down menus below to get more ideas for your next trip.

Pro tip: While we list a number of fun and unique experiences in our guide, we encourage you to do your own research to make sure each destination or attraction is right for you. We strongly recommend checking the hours of operation and availability by telephone or email.

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Explore more resources

See some of the resources that helped us build our list as you research and plan your sustainable vacation in the Finger Lakes region:

Stay tuned to these websites for updates on local events and happenings:

  • Explore the official websites of the Finger Lakes towns and villages. FingerLakes.com is a great place to start your planning!
  • Want to scan all the great events coming to the Finger Lakes? Head to the Finger Lakes Event Calendar from New York’s Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance.