It’s fall and that means cool, crisp nights, sunny days and beautiful foliage. A stay at one of our Skaneateles luxury vacation rentals is the ideal way to take advantage of the many pleasures of autumn in the Finger Lakes. This is the time of year to enjoy the many fall offerings around Lake Skaneateles that can’t be fully experienced any other time of year.
While most wineries and tasting rooms are open year round in the Finger Lakes, fall is one of the best times to visit. The grapes are being harvested and the vineyards are full-to-bursting with plump grapes clustered on the vines. There are endless photo opportunities and many wineries are offering tastings of limited edition mulled wines and fall flavors such as cranberry and apple wines. There are many wineries that participate in fall festivals and foliage tours as well, giving you the chance to combine natural beauty with fine wines made from local grapes, berries and apples.
Apple Orchards & Cideries
New York is known for its wonderful apple orchards, which produce dozens of varieties of apples for eating, baking, cooking and producing various beverages. Our vacation rentals in Skaneateles are just a short drive to several apple orchards, some that have been in business for generations. You can pick your own apples, purchase lovely offerings such as apple butter and hand-pressed apple ciders and sample an impressive array of apple-based foods, including apple fritters, apple pies and more. If you’re looking for some apple cider with a bit more kick to it, check out the cideries in the area serving a wide range of hard ciders in delicious fall flavors.
The leaves are turning in the Finger Lakes in the fall, displaying some of the most beautiful autumn foliage in the country. The gently rolling hills, hardwood forests and many lakes surrounded by tall trees covered in shades of gold, orange and red are an unforgettable sight each fall. Our Finger Lakes vacation rentals are warm and cozy home bases for any fall foliage viewing. The drive around Lake Skaneateles on NY 41 South East is a favorite for “leaf peepers.” If you prefer to be closer to the leaves, check out the many nature trails in the area that wind through forests and around lakes and creeks. You may even discover a waterfall or two surrounded by a kaleidoscope of autumn colors.
Fall Festivals & Halloween Happenings
Towns all over the Finger Lakes region celebrate fall with Harvest Festivals and Halloween-themed activities. Fall festivals and harvest celebrations offer music, food, the bounty of local farms and local arts and handicrafts. If you love Halloween, look for the haunted hayrides, corn mazes, pumpkin patches where you can pick your own pumpkin and local ghost tours. The Finger Lakes celebrates both the autumn harvest and the spookier side of October in style.
Autumn Comforts of Home
With so much to see and do in the Finger Lakes during the crisp days of fall, you’ll want to return each evening to the comforts of home. Our Skaneateles luxury vacation rentals have luxurious amenities like fireplaces, firepits and inviting kitchens so your family and friends can wrap themselves in warmth and comfort at the end of a busy day. Large windows offer beautiful views of surrounding natural beauty, including the changing leaves. Contact us today for more information on enjoying the glory of the Finger Lakes in the fall.