Thinking About a Finger Lakes Vacation? Bring Your Pet Along!

Pet Friendly Accommodations

Your dog is considered a part of the family, but that furry family member often has to be left behind when it’s pet friendly accomodations in skaneatelestime to go on vacation. Fortunately, there are some places that welcome pets with open arms. Fingerlakes Luxury Rentals located in the Finger Lakes region in Central New York State is one such place where pets can be free to enjoy the local flavor just like their favorite humans so the next time you are considering a Finger Lakes vacation, consider bringing your pet along.

Parks Where Your Pet Can Have a Barking Good Time:

If there’s one thing a dog really loves, it is getting to walk, romp and play in the great outdoors. There are several area parks that welcome dog lovers. Dogs really appreciate the fresh air and natural sights. Pets can trot down country roads or hike on a trail as long as they are on a secure leash.

These parks are popular among pet owners:

Cayuga Lake State Park

Located on the northwest shore of Cayuga Lake, Cayuga Lake State Park has everything you and your pet could want. If you both love the water, this is a wonderful place to go boating or fishing. Dogs can’t go into the swimming areas, but they can go anywhere else inside the park, including the nature trails.

Finger Lakes National Forest:

Nestled between Cayuga Lake and Seneca Lake is the vast Finger Lakes National Forest. With over 30 miles of interconnected trails the forest is a fantastic way to experience all facets of rustic beauty. Walk the 12-mile Interloken Trail or enjoy a scenic car ride through the area. During certain times of year fresh blueberries, apples and raspberries grow in abundance.

Taughannock Falls State Park:

Enter another world where nature trails take you along paths to observe ancient rock formations and native plants and flowers. Dogs are welcome on trails as long as they are on a leash and have proof of rabies vaccination. Any nature-loving dog will be happy to sniff out all sorts of interesting smells as you wind your way toward the magnificent waterfall. Taughannock Falls namesake waterfall attraction has a spectacular view. Water flows from the top down a 215-foot plunge into the creek.

Watkins Glen State Park:

The beautiful Watkins Glen State Park features a winding stone path that takes you along old rock formations, cascading waterfalls and lots of amazing scenic views. Dogs need proof of rabies vaccine and must be on a leash.

Woofing It Up at Local Wineries:

Ready to go on a Finger Lakes wine tasting tour? Great. Many local wineries allow you to bring along your pet for all the fun. Dogs need to be leashed at all times, under their owners control and well behaved. Some wineries don’t allow dogs inside tasting rooms, so check first before visiting.

Comfortable Dog-Friendly Accommodations:

Vacationing with your pet can be a great experience once you have set up your pet friendly Finger Lakes accommodations. Fingerlakes Luxury Rentals has wonderfully cozy luxury vacation rentals with all of the amenities of home conveniently located in Skaneateles and  elsewhere in the Finger Lakes region. So skip the Skaneateles hotel because there are plenty of fun things to do and see during your stay at one of our Finger Lakes rentals.

August Happenings Around the Finger Lakes

Finger Lakes Events

Like many people, you may be planning to take your well-deserved vacation during August, the last good month to enjoy the lazy days of summer. While planning your travels, check out our fabulous Finger Lake Rentals Skaneateles and also take a moment to see what kind of fun things there are to do that will coincide with your places to stay in the Finger Lakesvisit. Fortunately, when you want to get out and about around the Finger Lakes region there is certainly plenty of activities to keep you busy.

Bike Tioga:
Go out for a day of scenic bicycle riding during this event put on by the Rotary Club and Tourism Office. Take a scenic ride off the beaten path that includes both some hills along with flat terrain. This area is absolutely beautiful in the summer. Riders have their choice of four bike routes. Riders may stop along the way to enjoy refreshments while resting. Tour routes are in Chemung, Tioga and Tompkins counties.

21st Annual Glorious Garlic Festival:
Fox Run Vineyards is the place to be if you love food that includes the flavor of fresh garlic.  The Garlic Festival hosts Local chefs who will be on hand to give cooking demonstrations. Enjoy live musical entertainment, wine and food while taking in the beautiful view of Seneca Lake.

Canandaigua Lady Themed Boat Cruise:
Relax and have a great time while cruising on the magnificent Canandaigua Lady steamboat. The boat is having several themed cruises in August. On August 4th put your thinking cap on for Trivia Night. Prepare to sing along to Karaoke on August 18th. Take part in a tasty Root Beer Social on August 23rd. On Saturday, August 31st you will be in awe as you witness the Ring of Fire.

Monday Fundays at the Erie Canal Museum:
Each Monday during the month of August the museum is offering a unique fun-filled learning experience for the whole family. Children learn about history while participating in hands-on activities. Activities include a scavenger hunt and making homemade butter.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Watkins Glen:
Come and watch the excitement of NASCAR racing during this annual series while you stay at one of our Finger Lakes luxury rentals. Racing takes place between August 8 to 11. Top racing stars will be doing their best to out maneuver each other as they continue their chase for the Sprint Cup. Watkins Glen International or The Glen, as skaneateles vacation rentalsit is affectionately called, is located near Seneca Lake.

Farm-to-Table Wine & Cooking Class Tour:
Go on a truly unique Finger Lakes tour as regional chef Samantha Buyskes escorts you through the various stages of creating a delicious local meal. First stop takes you to a real working farm where you’ll get to see the source of food and taste organic produce. The tour heads to the Silver Thread Vineyards to soak up the winery experience. Finally, join Chef Samantha for a cooking demonstration as she prepares an exquisite meal with locally grown foods. Tour takes place on August 10.

Starkey’s Cookout – Wings, Brew & BBQ Festival:
Bring a large appetite over to Starkey’s Lookout on the shores of Seneca Lake. Starkey’s has become the place to be due in large part to its popular events. On August 17, they will be hosting this fun festival where you can taste local craft beers, munch on some succulent chicken wings and barbecue while enjoying live music. Children under 21 and designated drivers get discounted tickets.

Fingerlakes Luxury Rentals has several luxury vacation rentals throughout the Finger Lakes region so call us to reserve your luxury accommodations today.


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