Hi there! Welcome to Play Finger Lakes!
My name is Sarah, and I was born and raised (and still live!) in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. Growing up in the area, I think it’s easy to take advantage of living in such a beautiful and diverse region. I’ve always had a deep appreciation for the natural beauty it provides, and the older I’ve gotten, the more I’ve grown to appreciate countless other aspects of it as well.
I can remember from my earliest memories going to different state parks and camping, hiking, or picnicking. I can remember walking out on the jetty by the red boathouse in Watkins Glen on Seneca Lake. I can remember hiking much further beyond the path than we were supposed to at Letchworth State Park and being just a few yards away from the edge of a massive and gorgeous waterfall. I remember camping at Stonybrook and Havana Glen with my family and my best friends’ families. I remember having picnics with my family and it was so windy, only my grandma and I actually ventured outside the car to eat. Since I’ve grown up here, almost all of my childhood memories have been of my home and the beautiful region in which is lies.
Now that I’m older, there are other things about the Finger Lakes that I can appreciate that I didn’t have the chance to before. One main thing being the wine trail, and the many other wineries that call the Finger Lakes home. This brings me to what you’ll find on Play Finger Lakes!
I’ve created Play Finger Lakes for anyone and everyone interested in the Finger Lakes region. If you’re thinking of vacationing here, you’ll find a lot of useful information here; everything from where to stay, to what to do, and even what to eat! If you live here already, and want to dive deeper into our beautiful homeland, this is the place for you too. I’ll cover off-the-beaten-path activities and restaurants – I bet you’ll discover something you never even knew was here.
Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find here:
- nature – hiking, camping, views, waterfalls
- food – where you could eat and what you MUST try
- NASCAR – Watkins Glen International
- lodging – where to stay and how to get there
- wineries – what did I think of this winery? how did the wine taste? is this one worth a stop?
- activities – what to do on a sunny day? rainy day? snowy day?
I hope you have fun exploring Play Finger Lakes!
If you have any questions or comments, drop me a comment – I’d love to hear from you!