Fall is a unique time of year to go on vacation. The intense heat of summer has given way to the clean, crisp air of fall. Instead of the lazy days of summer, you enjoy feeling a bit more energetic. This is the perfect time of year to visit Central New York and explore everything the Finger Lakes region has to offer. While you are making vacation plans be sure to check out the current listings for Finger Lakes vacation rentals. Hotel rooms simply do not compare to the wonderful experience of enjoying local Fingerlakes lodgings that are more like a home environment.
Visiting in the fall allows you to fully appreciate the wonder of nature as you observe the many splendid shades of yellow, orange, red and brown displayed within the treetops. Mere photos and postcards do not do this scenery justice. The changing of the leaves is something that must be witnessed in person. And, the Finger Lakes region certainly puts on a magnificent natural show in the fall season.
Colorful leaves aren’t the only things to enjoy in the area during the fall. There are lots of entertaining events happening during this time of year that provide a chance for visitors to experience local culture at its very best.
40th Anniversary – Johnson Museum of Art
The Johnson Museum of Art in Ithaca, NY is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a splash. The museum is located on the historic Cornell University campus and first opened its doors in 1973. Over the years the Johnson Museum has earned a reputation for exhibiting a wide variety of modern and classical artwork that offers visitors a chance to experience art in all forms.
A special reception is being held to introduce the new fall exhibitions. The celebration includes special live performances and a late night 70s theme dance party. Groovy!
Americana Concert Series
Americana Vineyards in Interlaken, NY continues their wine and music concert series throughout the month of September. Enjoy local wine and food at the winery while listening to the sounds of area bands. The atmosphere is relaxed and casual.
CabarETC: Back to the Garden
Take a trip down musical memory lane during this knockout show that celebrates the music of three legendary female singer/songwriters. The Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, NY is where you’ll enjoy this amazing musical tribute featuring the songs of Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Laura Nyro. Featured vocalists are the very talented Melissa Hammans and Shaleah Adkisson. This show is for two nights only.
Harvest Celebration of Food & Wine
The Keuka Lake Wine Trail is holding its annual fall food and wine celebration featuring world-class wines from the region. Since it is also harvest season there is an abundance of local delicious food inspired by the fresh bounty of apples, corn, grapes and squash.
Harvest Hoedown 2013
This fun hoedown event offers visitors a chance to sample another authentic slice of life in the region. Come to the Montezuma Winery in Seneca Falls, NY for lots of good BBQ chicken and pork along with seasonal local treats. Enjoy real country fiddling while filling up on delicious wine and food.
VIP Vertical Wine Tasting at Standing Stone
Relax and enjoy the beautiful fall scenery as you take this marvelous tour to the Standing Stone Vineyards in Watkins Glen, NY. This is a guided VIP wine tour that departs from Ithaca, NY. Tour guests have the opportunity to taste young and vintage wines and enjoy delicious food. The September tour features Pinot Noir.