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
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 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.
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.