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Upstate NY day trips: 59 funny places to go to
Upstate New York day trips can take you on all types of adventure. Soak up the sun in Canandaigua or Old Forge aquatic resorts and capture the sunset from Million Dollar Beach in Lake George or Mount Defiance in Fort Ticonderoga. Review these suggestions when you plan your next day out in Upstate New York.
Nominated "America's Coolest Small Town" by the Budget Travel readership, Hammondsport offers some great trips and activity as well as the anticipated Finger Lakes experience. Situated at the south end of Lake Keuka, this enchanting town has a historical town centre plaza that will thrill day-trippers. Begin your day with a tidbit from the Crooked Lake Crooked Lake Crème Company, which will serve breakfasts and lunches all day long with sundaes, milk shake and floating menus (try the icecream nachos -- wafer cones "chips" with two balls of icecream, topings, whipped milk and cherry).
To see a real Finger Lakes wine cellar, you' ll be visiting the Dr. Konstantin Frank Wine Cellar, which put the Finger Lakes on the table in 1962 by growing some of the early vines that could stand up to the Upstate New York climates. The first microbrewery on the shores of the reservoir, Keuka Brewing Co. surveys the waters and sells small quantities of artisanal brewing products in small series.
Visit the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum - the aeronautical pioneers and home of his historic airplane, motorcycle and automobile collections - and the Finger Lakes Boating Museum, a 14-acre complex with more than 160 local craft, from watercrafts and rowing vessels to seaplanes and gliders. Situated on the banks of Lake Erie, the largest marine reserve in the country allows the visitor to immerse himself in its many years.
More than 600 ft long, the Cleveland grade USS Little Rock is the biggest vessel in the Buffalo Naval Park family. If you want more cruising fun on the sea, take a trip on the Spirit of Buffalo, a 73 foot long classical boat with white canvases or hire a Buffalo Harbor canoe.
Once you're done, you should remain close by to discover Buffalo's Inner Harbor and Canalside neighborhoods, which offer pedestrian-friendly walking paths, open-air concert and social activity, as well as a variety of original restaurants and shops. Over 150,000 people a year come to Herkimer Diamond Mines hoping to find the double-ended crystal that can only be found in Herkimer County.
Guests are requested to take their own instruments and protective glasses and can take all found gems home with them. It also provides lock removal - where waters are used to segregate gems and mineral matter. After a fire in autumn 2017, a new miners' town and a trade station will be built; at Miner's Tables, guests can eat wood-fired pizzas and deserts promoted as "mine to table" and taste the hammer and chisel IPA, an opal beer with aromatic tropics and jacuzzi made of Herkimer diamond.
Finger Lakes peak is not only suitable for skiers and snowboarders. Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventure Park has seven zippers over 5,000 ft long in summers, as well as cable walkways and ropeways, narrow cable trails, woodland canopies and off-road adventure. There is a Kids Adventure Park with two corridors for kids from 4 to 7 years old off to Canandaigua for a family-friendly supper at Tom Wahl's, famous for the Choice Burgers and frozen jars of Rootberry.
Finish your day of adventures with a homemade popsicle at Cheshire Farms Creamery.