The Finger Lakes region is famous for its incredible displays of orange, reds, yellows, and browns during the fall season. Leaf peepers and photographers come from all over the country to enjoy the amazing sights. Let Finger Lakes fall foliage become part of your annual tradition. Here are some of the best places to see the foliage!
Where to see Finger Lakes Fall Foliage
Start your leaf peeping adventure at the northernmost tip of Canandaigua Lake and head down West Lake Road. This drive is enough of an opportunity to see some incredible foliage, but it also conveniently takes us to our next stop on the tour of trees.
About 15 minutes into your drive south, you’ll come across Onanda Park. This quiet, lakefront park in the town of Canandaigua is the perfect place to enjoy a picnic lunch or an easy stroll. One of our favorite things to do here is to sit in some of the available chairs and gaze out on the water. However, if you’re looking for a great hike, we’ve got the inside scoop. There are 73 acres of Uplands located across the road. You can hike two miles of hiking trail over the hillside and encounter gorgeous vistas.
After your hike, continue to explore on Route 21S towards Naples, you will discover a vast array of photo-worthy sights as you climb and descend the hills surrounding Canandaigua Lake. Along your ride grab a snack at one of the many fruit stands offering freshly picked grapes, or better yet, a grape pie from the infamous Monica’s Pies just outside Naples.
Another wonderful scenic drive begins in Geneva, near Seneca Lake. Drive along NY 14 South and look at the stunning views of the lake on the left and the trees on the right. This road continues to Watkins Glen, where you can explore the town or head to the state park, which has some of the best hiking trails in the Finger Lakes. Explore the Gorge Trail, which is famous for its winding staircases and views.
The Keuka Outlet Trail is a rail-trail in the heart of the Finger Lakes. This path stretches between Keuka and Seneca Lake and is conveniently located right next to our hotel. don’t worry about parking, walk out the hotel entrance and cross the road and you are on the trail. This trail has plenty of opportunities to see the vistas for which the Finger Lakes are famous, including waterfalls and historic buildings. After a walk along the outlet, visit the Union Block Italian Bistro for lunch or dinner with a glass of local wine.
Stay at the Best Western Plus Vineyard Inn and Suites
Are you ready to experience the Finger Lakes fall foliage? We’ve got just the hotel rooms you need! The Vineyard Inn and suites is located in the middle of the Finger Lakes putting you just a short distance from the sites above! The possibilities are endless!
Check out our full selection of rooms and suites and book today! We look forward to having you.