See What Is Happening Around the Finger Lakes in November

Now that you’ve settled into fall, it’s time to start thinking about what to do during those days leading up to the holiday season, and how you’re going to spend Thanksgiving weekend. If you’re thinking about a Finger Lakes vacation and need some suggestions about what to do around the region, we fennell03_thfound some fun things happening in the area this month.

Guided Bird Walk: Cornell Lab of Ornithology – Ithaca, NY

Communing with nature is both fun and educational when you go on a guided bird walk at the world famous Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Discover things you never knew about birds and bird habitat while walking a scenic outdoor trail at Sapsucker woods. Tours are given on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Susan B. Anthony Voting Rights Pioneer – Rochester, NY

November is an election month for men and women who are proud to participate in our democracy. Voting is a right that was fought for with passion by women such as Susan B. Anthony. Ms. Anthony’s legacy lives on at a museum dedicated to sharing the historical importance of her efforts for women’s suffrage. Visit the museum for an hour or two and enjoy its many artifacts, photos and interactive displays celebrating Ms. Anthony’s life and work.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Rochester, NY

Hurry and grab your tickets to see Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young head up a fantastic Broadway production of this all-time favorite musical. DeGarmo and Young, both past American Idol performers, help bring Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s musical score to brilliant life. This biblical inspired musical is about the adventures of Joseph who experiences trials and triumphs after being given a dreamcoat by his brothers.

Christkindle Market at Granger Homestead – Canandaigua, NY

Come out to the scenic Granger Homestead for the annual Christkindle Market event. Hop aboard Molly the Trolley and visit over 100 shops, restaurants and galleries. Be entertained by live music while indulging in tasty foods, beer, grog and wine. There’s a lot to see and do at the market so dress comfortably and get ready to shop, eat and see lots of beautiful handcrafted items and art.

Art Gone Wild! Art Exhibit, Sale and Auction: Rosamond Gifford Zoo – Syracuse, NY

Stay at one of our Skaneateles luxury vacation rentals and spend a day at the zoo admiring the animals and their creative “artwork.” Stroll around and view amusing and amazing artwork pieces created by various zoo animals. You’re sure to be inspired by art created by feet, paws, hooves and trunks. Artwork can be purchased at the evening sale and auction.

Thanksgiving Weekend Hidden Treasures of the Cayuga East Wine and Lunch Tour – Ithaca, NY

Find hidden treasures while learning about Finger Lakes Wine. The tour begins at King Ferry Winery where you’ll be treated to a tour of the winery. Next, you’ll get to sample varieties of wine paired with locally made cheeses. The tour continues on to Pumpkin Hill Bistro where you’ll dine on a three course lunch featuring foods made from local sources. After lunch, more wine tasting (and chocolate) follows.

Begin your holiday celebrations by staying at one of our warm and cozy Finger Lakes vacation rentals. Book a weekend or a week and enjoy scenic beauty as you browse, shop and enjoy delicious local foods and wine.

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