One of the best things about visiting the Upstate New York area, and staying in one of our charming Finger Lakes rentals is being able to take in the local cultural scene. While the big cities are filled with lots of busy activity, the pace in our neck of the woods is decidedly slower. And, that’s a good thing!
Visitors choosing to stay at on of our luxury Skaneateles vacation rentals often find our vacation homes to be the perfect starting point to explore all that the Finger Lakes has to offer. Our area seems so peaceful and quiet, compared to other tourist places. We encourage you to embrace the peaceful surroundings and explore some of the small towns close by. Besides Skaneateles, if you want to get a feel for the village lifestyle, we suggest visiting Homer. It’s a place that takes you back in time when living was relaxed and everyone knew his or her neighbors. You can easily take a day trip to the village and leisurely stroll its streets.
We highly suggest taking the Walking Tour that takes you through nine stops of historical importance. On the tour you’ll get to see up close beautifully preserved homes, buildings and sites erected more than a hundred years ago. Observe architectural styles that were popular in the 1800s.
After your tour, you’ll probably be hungry. You can find plenty of great eating at various restaurants on Main Street and West Street. Enjoy sandwiches, pizza, BBQ, fish and more. After you’ve had a good meal, it’s time to do some local shopping. Homer is small, so there is not a big shopping area. However, the town does have some really good bargains. For instance, a popular destination for families is Homer Men & Boys. They have a wide variety of casual clothing such as jeans, t-shirts, overalls, jackets, boots and other items. Ladies too will find a selection of colorful socks, shoes, jeans and jackets. The styles at Homer Men & Boys reflect the necessities of life in rural areas. We need good quality clothing made to last through all sorts of weather conditions.
Ladies vacationing with friends enjoy shopping for clothing, jewelry, designer purses and accessories at Lily Lanetree Boutique. The offerings in this shop are decidedly chic. Find a gorgeous dress to wear for a special occasion. Browse the selection of necklaces, earrings and bracelets made with natural stones. Plan a special Girls Night Out shopping excursion by contacting the shop and booking a date in advance.
Want to enjoy the outdoors? We recommend you head on over to one of Homer’s beautiful parks. Each park has its own unique characteristics. Durkee Memorial Park has picnic areas, a pavilion, playground and a fishing dock. Calale Park and Vernum Memorial Park are great places to play sports. Newton Park has a nice play area with swings and a slide. Newton Water Works Park has scenic picnic spots.
A day trip to historic Homer, NY is just one of the many activities you can enjoy while staying at one of our luxurious Skaneateles lake vacation rentals. Contact us today to reserve your vacation rental today.