There is Still Plenty of Time to Enjoy Summer in Skaneateles

Summer is nearing its end, but there’s still time to enjoy the warm days of summer in one of our Finger Lakes vacation rentals. School doesn’t start for a few more weeks, but many families have already packed up their summer gear and started their back-to-school preparations. If you and your family would like one last “hurrah” before settling into the fall and winter routine, there’s still lots to do.

Farmers’ Markets and Farm to Table Experiences
The Skaneateles region is known for its many fine restaurants that feature local, farm-to-table cuisine. If you prefer to do the cooking yourself, you can visit the many local farmers’ markets and choose from a wonderful selection of fruits, vegetables and other local crops, then whip up a fabulous family meal at one of our Skaneateles luxury vacation rentals, where the kitchens are a cook’s dreams. Everything you need to prepare and cook

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is already ready and waiting, including large dining rooms where the whole family can relax and enjoy the local flavors. Late summer is one of the best times of year to enjoy the local abundance of farm raised meats, fruits and vegetables.

As a bonus, many of the local wineries and breweries are busy planning their fall releases, but they still have a bit of their summer brews or limited edition summer wines available. If you plan properly, you can take advantage of this seasonal shift to try out the last of summer’s finest offerings and preview a bit of fall offerings.

Exercise Your Options Outdoors
You can certainly still enjoy summer on Lake Skaneateles, as the marinas and beaches remain open until the end of August, with lifeguards on duty on many beaches through September 1. If you’re interested in

running, there are several 5K races and other events scheduled in the last half of August and into September, including the 5K Run for the Woods and 1K Fun Run in nearby Marcellus, NY. For spectators who love horses, the Skaneateles Polo Club plays on Sundays in August, competing against various rivals.
Don’t forget about boating on Lake Skaneateles, fishing from any of the public piers or simply hiking vacation rentals in the Finger Lakes through the wonderful, wooded areas surrounding the lake and providing cover for a multitude of woodland creatures. You may spot yearlings this time of year, particularly at dusk and dawn. Many of our Finger Lakes vacation rentals are surrounded by or within walking distance to wooded areas or nature trails.

Skaneateles Festival
The Skaneateles Festival, held this year from August 1 to August 24, remains one of the most popular events of the year. It’s the perfect way to finish up the summer. Multiple live musical performances throughout the month feature headliners such as Wynton Marsalis. There are also numerous VIP Events, including behind-the-scenes looks at the life of a composer and special guest lectures on topics ranging from finding a muse to planning your own festival. Take advantage of this cultural and educational bonanza by staying close to the action at one of our beautifully appointed vacation rentals in Skaneateles.

If you want one last week of warm, sunny weather, the Lake Skaneateles region continues to offer lots of options as the days grow shorter and fall creeps in. Contact Finger Lakes Luxury Rentals to plan your vacation today.

Summer is in Full Swing and It Is the Perfect Time to Visit the Finger Lakes

There is plenty to do year round in the Finger Lakes, but summer is the best time of year to enjoy the many delights this region has to offer. With summer in full swing, you can find lots to do while making one of our Skaneateles luxury vacation rentals your  home base. The warm weather, beautiful skies and gorgeous countryside are the perfect backdrop for a variety of summer activities.

Water Parks

There are several world-class water parks in the Finger Lakes area, all of which have fun activities for all ages. Hot tubs for the adults, water playgrounds with water cannons and slides for the kids, lazy rivers for floating in an innertube and impressive wave pools offer indoor/outdoor fun. At some water parks, there are indoor sections so you can entertain the kids even on a rainy day.

Wine TastingsWine Tasting in the Finger Lakes is best when staying in a Skaneateles luxury rentals

This is what the Finger Lakes are famous for, with over 100 wineries offering tastings. Many wineries offer cheese & fruit platters, small plates and even full meals with their tastings. During the summer months, many of the wineries have music and entertainment on the weekends. You can buy a bottle of wine and enjoy it on the patio or deck while listening to local musicians. We recommend staying at one of the many luxurious places to stay in the Finger Lakes and taking an Uber or taxi ride home so you can enjoy the event without worrying about driving.

Beer Trail

Although less famous, the Finger Lakes Beer Trail has nearly 75 local breweries featuring local IPAs, stouts and other offerings, including hard ciders and more. We offer several places to stay near Skaneateles for your  family and friends to stay and relax during the day, then head to the breweries for some beer flights and pub grub.

Food Festivals & Food Trucks

Summertime means BBQ, brats and ethnic foods in the  Finger Lakes area. Many of the wineries and breweries sponsor food trucks on scheduled weekends, but these lovely little food wagons pop up all over the region during the summer, and the food is always amazing. If you have a favorite food truck or cuisine, search for a schedule online and you can track it down while you’re staying in one of our Skaneateles luxury vacation rentals. The best part? No cooking and cleanup, just fabulous eats!

Boat Cruises

Most of the larger Finger Lakes offer boat cruises of various kinds and durations, including the Mid Lakes’ offerings of a sightseeing tour and a dinner tour on our own Lake Skaneateles. Relax and unwind while your tour guide introduces you to some of the most beautiful scenery in the area. Breezes will cool you as you skim the surface of the water for an unforgettable afternoon or evening.

Couple kayaking together. Beautiful young couple kayaking on lake together and smiling

Kayaking and Paddle Boarding

Enjoying the water at a relaxed pace is the objective for paddle boarders and kayakers on the Finger Lakes. Summer is the best time to take advantage of silky water, sunshine and beautiful plants, trees and wild animals you’ll see while on the water. If you’re a wild animal watcher, there’s no better way to spot herons, cormorants, ducks, river otters and more.

There are many places to stay in the Finger Lakes, but our Skaneateles luxury vacation rentals offer more amenities and space than most others and are ideally located to take advantage of the many summer activities of the Finger Lakes. We know you’ll agree that coming home to a beautifully decorated, luxurious home at the end of the day is far better than staying in any impersonal hotel. Come out to the Finger Lakes and enjoy the Summer!



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