There’s Still Time to Book A Vacation Getaway Before School Starts

It’s been a busy summer here in the Finger Lakes region.  September, Labor Day and back to school activities are looming for many of us. There is still time to book your Finger Lakes vacation rentals and no place better than the lovely village of Skaneateles.

August is definitely the month to take that much needed family vacation together and enjoy some quality time.  Skaneateles luxury rentals can help you bring the whole family together and enjoy all that our area has to offer.

August Events in the Finger Lakes

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park

151 Charlotte St.

Canandaigua, NY 14424

Phone: (585) 554-4922

Date(s): July 7, 2017 – August 25, 2017

Recurring weekly on Friday

Time: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Price: $10/person, $8/Sonnenberg Member, $5/youth (Ages 6-17), FREE for ages 5 and under.

Finger Lakes eventsFestively lit historic garden paths and live music on a midsummer’s eve make for a unique Finger Lakes experience as Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park kicks off its popular Moonlight Stroll Concert Series on Friday, July 7. The 2-hour concerts will take place every Friday night in July and August from 8:00 – 10:00 PM. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets as well as family, friends or that special someone for an evening out under the stars and strolls through beautiful garden as music floats through the air.

Besides the musical entertainment, guests will have a rare opportunity to partake of the beauty of Sonnenberg’s gardens at night – for this is the one time each year that the gardens are lit and showcased at night. Evening garden strolls are a rare treat for the gardens take on a completely different demeanor – shadows grow long, hues deepen, and the fragrance of roses and other blooms become more pronounced as the evening air cools.

Sonnenberg will be bringing a variety of talented musical performers to its grounds for this concert series. With a variety of musical genres, there’s sure to be something for everyone at Sonnenberg this summer!

Sonnenberg’s own Finger Lakes Wine Center will offer wine by the glass for sale each evening. Light refreshments including soda, water, pizza, popcorn, and cookies will also be available from the Friends of Sonnenberg. This year’s performance venue is the veranda of the Mansion and guests will be able to spread out blankets and set up seats on the lawn.

The gates will open at 7:30 PM and all concerts will be held rain or shine.

Skaneateles Festival

ADDRESS 97 E. Genesee St.

Skaneateles, NY, 13152

PHONE (315) 685-7418

The Skaneateles Festival, under the artistic direction of husband and wife team of pianist Aaron Wunsch and cellist Julia Bruskin, is central NY’s premier chamber music festival. World-renowned performers have included conductor David Zinman; violinists Hilary Hahn, and Eugene Drucker; pianists Garrick Ohlsson and Jon Nakamatsu; guitarist Eliot Fisk; and the Turtle Island Quartet. Weeknight concerts are held in the picturesque lakeside village of Skaneateles. Saturday concerts are held outdoors and under the stars at a nearby lakeside wine vineyard, Anyela’s Vineyards. The festival season runs throughout the month of August.

Fishing on Skaneateles Lake – “With over 9,000 acres of crystal clear water, Skaneateles Lake offers excellent fishing for rainbow trout, lake trout, landlocked Atlantic salmon, bass, pickerel, and yellow perch. Skaneateles Lake is open to anglers all year.

things to do in the Finger LakesThe best trout fishing occurs in the spring and autumn months. During the summer small mouth bass, large mouth bass, and pickerel are targeted. Trout, during the summer months, are found deep and require specialized trolling equipment to catch.

Stillwater fly fishing is a challenging and fun way to fish the lake. During early June the lake has a tremendous hatch of mayflies that attracts fly fishermen from around the region.

In addition to the lake, ultra light spin fishing and fly fishing for both native and stocked trout, is great on  numerous small-to-medium sized streams and tributaries found nearby the village”.

For more information on Fishing on Skaneateles Lake contact Upstate Guide Service at (315) 283-8871

Places to Stay in the Finger Lakes

No matter what your vacation entails – rest & relaxation, family gatherings, quality time with the family before school starts, or a special weekend getaway, Skaneateles vacation rentals can make you feel right at home.

Our beautiful and peaceful properties provide you with all the amenities of home plus more. No worrying about lugging coolers and figuring out meals. Every home here at Finger Lakes Luxury Rentals is designed and apportioned to provide everything you need.

Check out our PROPERTIES and make your reservations today for a memorable and relaxing vacation here in Skaneateles.  This is the perfect month to sit back and recharge your batteries before the rush of fall grabs hold.  Join us this month for the vacation of a lifetime.

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