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Finger Lakes...where to go?

We don't drink, so wineries are out. We would love a hotel with a view of one of the lakes.

by Anonymousreply 2609/09/2013

The middle one.

by Anonymousreply 109/08/2013

The one where Dooneese and her sisters are performing, of course.

by Anonymousreply 209/08/2013

Come on....we need a place to stay where my boyfriend won't scream at the price.

by Anonymousreply 309/08/2013

Just whatever you do, ease into it, take your time, one by one. It takes time to get all of the fingers lakes in.

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by Anonymousreply 609/08/2013

If you don't drink wine what is the point of going to the Finger lakes? If it is for the scenic beauty go to the adirondacks.

by Anonymousreply 709/08/2013

Ithaca for the boys or Seneca Falls for the women's rights history.

by Anonymousreply 809/08/2013

Geneva has various historic mansions

by Anonymousreply 909/08/2013

Skaneateles is definitely cheaper

by Anonymousreply 1009/08/2013

Watkins Glen for Motorsport

Letchworth Gorge State Park for nature.

by Anonymousreply 1109/08/2013

The victorian splendor of Cornell ]

by Anonymousreply 1209/08/2013

Find the one where they grow them fingerling potatoes

by Anonymousreply 1309/08/2013

The Mirabeau in Skaneateles is really nice and has a spa, the Sherwood Inn is nice and it's a little cheaper. The best towns are Ithaca, Canandaigua, Skaneateles. With Ithaca probably offering the most culturally. Geneva on the Lake is supposed to be nice, but it looks heavy on the Victorian Grandma decor. There is plenty of natural beauty to be had there, especially as the leaves turn. Most all of Upstate NY is gorgeous, rural and unspoiled.

by Anonymousreply 1409/08/2013


Hammondsport NY

Glenn Curtis museum

by Anonymousreply 1509/08/2013

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by Anonymousreply 1609/08/2013

Fuck the racetrack at Watkins Glen, the actual Watkins Glen park itself is amazing.

by Anonymousreply 1709/08/2013

Watkins Glen is very nice, even if you don't like Nascar races. The State Park at the Glen is gorgeous and there is a hotel right on the water.

Ithaca is a short drive north. In Ithaca I recommend the Johnson Art Museum at Cornell and, up Cayuga a bit to the west, Taughannock Falls State Park for a great gorge hike and spectacular views. The Moosewood Restaurant in Ithaca still offers a great menu of (mostly) vegetarian and vegan dishes; Maxie's Supper Club near the inlet does very good cajun-type fare.

Skaneateles is tiny and snobby, in my opinion, and I'm not sure any of the inns offer lake views. It's full of retired lawyers from Syracuse and aging trust-funders from five counties. But if you're into fine dining and spa-type stuff, that's the place to be.

by Anonymousreply 1809/08/2013

R18 Skaneateles isn't really snobby. I have friends that live there and people are actually pretty nice. Most people Upstate whether moneyed or not are pretty friendly. The Sherwood has lake views.

Ithaca will offer you the most variety. I am thinking of someday buying a home there.

by Anonymousreply 1909/08/2013

it's really pretty

by Anonymousreply 2009/08/2013

[quote] it's really pretty

Actually, it's gorges.

by Anonymousreply 2109/08/2013

nice guys would put out

by Anonymousreply 2209/08/2013

They're fine, but avoid the Fisting Springs.

by Anonymousreply 2309/08/2013

Go see Alfred University, the $35,000/ year slum on a hill.

by Anonymousreply 2409/08/2013

[quote]We don't drink, so wineries are out

I would recommend a tightly sealed garage with you engine running.

by Anonymousreply 2509/09/2013

The life of old gay people is depressing.

by Anonymousreply 2609/09/2013
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