Thirst for life!
Finger Lakes Wine Country is a deep taste of a pure, refreshing environment, a leisurely discovery of postcard-perfect towns, and an experience of warm, genuine makers and crafters of world-class wines, beers, and spirits who like nothing better than to share the secrets and stories of a wine country unlike any other. It’s a place where you can come thirsty for knowledge about Riesling or Cabernet, and—beginner or expert—ask us anything!
Give us your thirst for life. Life in the Finger Lakes is overflowing.
Breweries & Craft Beer
Craft beer connoisseurs will enjoy the diversity and quality of the emerging Finger Lakes craft beer scene that is rapidly evolving into one of the most popular reasons to visit the Finger Lakes. More than 75 family-owned craft, farm, and microbreweries welcome beer enthusiasts to their tasting rooms and brew pubs in the Finger Lakes region, with over a dozen located in Ontario County. Look out for breweries with a NYS Farm Brewery designation which means that 60% of their hops and other local ingredients have been grown in New York State.
Enjoy the natural and historic aspects by walking the Charlie Major Nature Trail as it traverses along Skaneateles Creek between Old Seneca Turnpike and Crow Hill Road.
Once a railroad line known as the Skaneateles Short Line, today the rails are gone and a serene path follows Skaneateles Creek for part of its journey with a picnic area along the creek and a playground at the Mottville Trailhead for the kids to enjoy. Along the .8 mile pathway, keep on the lookout for relics and remnants from the days of the railroad.
Carpenter Falls reaches 90 ft tall. It falls as a powerful ribbon that cuts through a notch in the massive overhanging limestone caprock, and plunges over 80 feet into a deep pool. Using caution, one can walk right behind the falls.
The second waterfall is a sloping cascade, roughly 20 ft high and finished with a refreshing pool.
Angel Falls is a 62 ft overhanging drop and cascade (similar to Tinker Falls). It starts as an overhanging ribbon that hits the rock below and cascades the rest of the way. A deep pool at the base is a popular spot for swimming.
A final cascade reaches roughly 11 ft tall.