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By Craig Braack

Exciting Events on the Horizon: Keuka Lake and Finger Lakes Area

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8 great ways to enjoy FLX this year

From staff reports, picture from Bully Hill Vineyards

Keuka Lake, NY – As the seasons change, the Finger Lakes region comes alive with a plethora of exciting events and activities. From wine tastings to outdoor adventures, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Here’s a roundup of upcoming events in and around the Keuka Lake and Finger Lakes area:

1. Finger Lakes Wine Tasting: The Finger Lakes region is renowned for its wineries, and this fall offers the perfect opportunity to savor the local wines. Many wineries in the area host special tastings, including Keuka Lake Wine Trail events. Check out “Harvest at Hunt Country Vineyards” or “Fall in Love with Wine” at Heron Hill Winery for a delightful tasting experience.

2. Scenic Fall Foliage: As autumn paints the landscape with vibrant colors, take a leisurely drive or hike through the Finger Lakes to witness the breathtaking fall foliage. Keuka Lake State Park and the nearby Windmill Farm & Craft Market are perfect spots to appreciate the beauty of the season.

3. Oktoberfest Celebrations: Embrace the spirit of Oktoberfest at local breweries and venues. The Finger Lakes Beer Company in Hammondsport often hosts lively Oktoberfest events with craft beer, delicious food, and live music. It’s an excellent way to celebrate the season.

4. Keuka Lake Art Show: The Keuka Lake Art Show is a local favorite. Held at the scenic Norton Chapel on Keuka College’s campus, this event showcases the work of talented local artists. It’s an ideal place to find unique gifts or admire the region’s artistic talent.

5. Corning Museum of Glass: Just a short drive from Keuka Lake, the Corning Museum of Glass offers fascinating exhibitions and interactive displays. Don’t miss the “Glass Harvest” event, where you can create your glass pumpkin to commemorate your visit.

6. Fall Festivals: The Finger Lakes region is known for its vibrant fall festivals. From Naples Grape Festival to the Hammondsport Pumpkin Walk, these events feature local food, arts and crafts, and live entertainment.

7. Hiking and Outdoor Adventures: Fall is the perfect time to explore the great outdoors. Keuka Lake’s picturesque surroundings offer ample opportunities for hiking, kayaking, and birdwatching. Check out Watkins Glen State Park or Keuka Lake State Park for some unforgettable outdoor experiences.

8. Keuka Lake Outlet Trail: Take a stroll or bike ride along the scenic Keuka Lake Outlet Trail, which follows the old Crooked Lake Canal. It’s a fantastic way to immerse yourself in the area’s natural beauty.

These are just a few highlights of the exciting events and activities awaiting you in the Keuka Lake and Finger Lakes region this season. Whether you’re a wine enthusiast, nature lover, or simply looking for a relaxing getaway, the Finger Lakes have something special in store for you. Don’t miss out on the charm and beauty of this unique part of New York.

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