Autumn is the Perfect Time to Bring the Family to the Finger Lakes

Fall is for families! There’s just something about the gorgeous weather, pumpkin-spiced goodies, fluffy blankets, and smores that makes autumn the perfect time of year to make memories. This season, we all could use a little extra time bonding with the kids and cooling off after the summer heat. Why should you consider a Skaneateles luxury vacation rental this autumn? 

It depends! You can start new family traditions like visiting a corn maze or picking pumpkins. Take a scene drive-through the fall foliage and share a few pictures of your adventure online with your friends and relatives with the click of a button. Today we’ll be covering a few reasons why it’s time to visit the Finger Lakes and some of our family-friendly activities.

Usher in the Change of the Seasons 

Most Finger Lakes lovers agree that October is the best time of year for leaf lovers to visit and take in the sights. 

Picture this. You and your family are enjoying a 3 day weekend at an amazing home on the east side of Skaneateles Lake. In the mornings, you grab a warm cup of coffee and watch the changing leaves from the dock of your lakeside luxury rental. This afternoon, you’ll take the kids apple picking and hopefully enjoy a slice of homemade apple pie from your adventure that day. Tomorrow you’ve planned a whole day of zip lining and pumpkin-spiced treats at Bristol Mountain Fall Sky Rides Adventures Park! You can take the photos of the family zip-lining through the autumn leaves to your fridge or in a special spot above the fireplace. 

What are you waiting for?

Finger Lakes Fall Festivals

The Finger Lakes region is home to some of the most amazing family friend fall festivals in the country. When families stay in one of our vacation rentals in Skaneateles, they get to live in the heart of the action.

In October, the Cohocton Fall Foliage Festival features local arts and crafts for kids, the young at heart, and great food from local vendors. Children can meet adorable animals at the petting zoo and see the village greens from a horse-drawn wagon.

picking pumpkins at the Finger Lakes
See who can find the biggest pumpkin this year!

The Hilton Apple Festival is also in October because it celebrates the apple harvesting season in the Finger Lakes region. There’s an auto show for car lovers, crafts, and food booths for the entire weekend. There’s no charge for admission, entertainment, or parking, making it a great option for families on any budget.

It’s Not Too Late!

We were only able to cover a few of the amazing family-friendly activities you can enjoy this fall. If you’d like to find a luxury vacation rental in the Finger Lakes and take advantage of the autumn season, then you’ll need to act fast. 

At Finger Lakes Luxury Rentals, we can help take care of the hard part for you. We’re family-owned and operated and are always here to answer your questions. From finding the perfect home to planning a relaxing family getaway, we’ve got you covered. Ditch the hotel or motels this fall, and make some last lasting memories with us in a luxury rental. We’ll be waiting!

De-Stress with a Trip to the Skaneateles Region of the Finger Lakes

We think it’s time for you to treat yourself to a little rest and relaxation! The Skaneateles region is perfect for weeks of family fun and tranquility, a weekend stay-cation, or a day trip to escape the noise.

Fall Fun

When you stay at one of our Skaneateles luxury vacation rentals, you and your family will get to relax in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region. Whether you’re a fast-paced, thrill-seeking vacationer, or you’re simply looking for a way to unwind,  there’s something from everyone. Maybe this year will be the time to start a new family tradition, like apple picking!

Our Finger Lakes vacation rentals are a short walk or drive to some of the most beautiful apple orchards in the country. Apple picking is more than just wholesome family fun; recent research found there’s’ also scientific evidence of their stress-relieving effects. According to one study, being in an environment surrounded by lush trees, can reduce many of the typical stress indicators, like high cortisol levels, heart rate, and blood pressure.

De-stress by picking apples

It turns out there’s just something about exploring an apple orchard that allows us to escape the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives and embrace the serenity of nature. Even if you’re not an “outdoorsy” person, you can still reap the calming benefits of an apple-picking afternoon with your family.  

Burrel’s Navarino Orchard is a family-owned-and-operated orchard nestled along the rolling hills of South Syracuse. They have been serving vacationers for three generations. Depending on the season, you can handpick your own strawberries, raspberries, and apples!

At the Greek Peak Mountain Resort, you can catch a movie with your family under the stars! On Friday and Saturdays, you can join us for “Movies at the Mountain,” and see a mixture of new releases and cult classics. The best part is you can wear your favorite PJ’s and curl up in your car with the kids. You don’t even have to leave your seat to get a snack. Just text or call in your treats from your vehicle. How’s that for a hassle-free family movie night! 

Greek Peak also has the most breathtaking hiking trails around the scenic Hope Lake. Pack up the family for a day of canoeing, and paddle-boating, and a relaxing picnic by the picturesque lake.

Autumn Relaxation

Don’t let the fall weather fool you; winter break is right around the corner! We want you to get a jump places to stay in the Finger Lakesstart on planning how you want to spend the holidays before it’s too late.

When you stay at one of our luxury vacation rentals in Skaneateles, you have access to shopping, spas and wine trails. 

Ready to unwind?

We’ve just scratched the surface of what’s waiting for you on the Skaneateles region. Keep following FingerLakes Luxury Rentals and check out our blog for more tips to destress and build a dream vacation.


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