Time to Consider a Finger Lakes Vacation Before School Starts

It’s hard to believe that summer vacation is drawing to a close.  Pretty soon children will be returning to school for a new and exciting year.  This is the perfect month to experience a Finger Lakes vacation with your family.

Finger Lakes Vacation Rentals wants to welcome you to the area.  We know you will be looking for places to stay in the Finger LakesSodus Bay Lighthouse Finger Lakes and hope you will consider one of our Skaneateles luxury rentals for you and your family.

There are always a wide assortment of activities in the area where we are rich in history, amazing vineyards, world class theater and exciting events that are sure to please the whole family.

August Events in the Finger Lakes

Summer Concert Series at the Lighthouse—Shama Lama

August 14th, 2016

The energetic guys and gals in this Nik Entertainment band perform all your favorite hits from the 1950s—and even arrive in their 1959 Edsel! Break out your poodle skirts and leather jackets and join the fun! 2-4 p.m. FREE. Outdoors on the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum lawn. Bring your own chair. Free shuttle bus from Newark, Lyons, Sodus, and Sodus Point. Refreshments are available at the Lighthouse Concession Stand. THIS IS OUR SECOND ICE CREAM SOCIAL! Support the lighthouse by enjoying a large sundae loaded with toppings for just $4.50! For more information, call (315) 483-4936 . Made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts, Finger Lakes Community Arts Grants, and Lighthouse Events Sponsors.

19th Century Food Tour

August 16th, 2016

This summer the Geneva Historical Society will introduce a new special tour, A Taste of Rose Hill, focused on the history of food and food production at Rose Hill Mansion between 1850 and 1890. The tour is one hour long and will be offered on four dates: Tuesday, July 12 and August 16 at 2 p.m. and Saturday, July 16 and August 20 at 11 a.m. This special tour is not the same as our regular tour.

On the tour, visitors will learn how the Swan family produced different types of food on their farm and how food was preserved, prepared and presented at their table. We will explore how these processes shifted over the 19th century as elements of food production, preservation, and preparation were mechanized and standards of presentation rose.

Part of the tour will also focus on 19th-century beliefs about the connection between food, health and gender roles. The tour will include samples of the scents and tastes of 19th-century-style foods. Admission for the tour is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and $4 for children 10-18. Children under 10 and members of the Geneva Historical Society are free. As space is limited, reservations are required for A Taste of Rose Hill. They may be made by calling Rose Hill Mansion at 315-789-3848.

Penn Yan Boats

August 18th, 2016

The Finger Lakes Boating Museum Academy, in partnership with the Yates County History Center presents Penn Yan Boats. For all of those local boating and history enthusiasts, here is the perfect event for you! Penn Yan has a rich history of boat building, and we would love for you to join us for a panel discussion on Thursday, August 18th at 7:00 P.M. The panel will be led by Dick Newcomb and will be held at the Penn Yan Methodist Church.

Dick Newcomb is a FLBM volunteer and outboard boating expert, who has a particular passion for boats made here in Penn Yan. The discussion will focus on the Penn Yan Boat Company, tracing different models of boats through time, construction techniques, and restoration challenges.

FLBA lectures come to you at no cost, so even if you decide to attend at the last minute, we would love for you to join us. RSVP’s are appreciated! If interested, check out our website (www.flbm.org) to see all of the other upcoming workshops, courses, and lectures that the Finger Lakes Boating Academy has to offer! Finger Lakes Boating Museum 8231 Pleasant Valley Road Hammondsport NY, 14840 (607) 569-2222

Genesee Country Village & Museum Old-Time Fiddlers’ Fair

August 21st, 2016

Date: August 21st, 2016

1410 Flint Hill Rd, Mumford

Finger Lakes Fiddler eventIf you love fiddle music, then prepare to immerse yourself in a day of traditional music rooted in New York State’s rich heritage. Hundreds of musicians! Non-stop entertainment! Bring your fiddle for free admission and the opportunity to play on one of four stages; or jam under a tree in the historic village. Free workshops open to all musicians.

Finger Lakes Vacation Rentals

Skaneateles luxury rentals takes the worry out of places to stay in the Finger Lakes.  We offer some of the most beautiful, well-maintained properties in the area.  Renting one of our private homes provides you with ample room, privacy, space for entertaining, and all the amenities of your own luxury home right in the heart of the Finger Lakes.

Be sure to view our available properties and make your August reservations quickly.  This will be the vacation experience of a lifetime.

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