Memorial Day is the unofficial kickstart to all things summer. The weather is starting to get warmer, the days are getting longer, and outdoor activities are an absolute necessity. At the Finger Lakes, there are plenty of excursions to take advantage of during the warmer months. Grab your sunscreen and head out for a weekend of fun in the sun!
Rent A Boat
Renting a boat is an absolute must when you visit the Finger Lakes. Fill your day with adventure by floating around the islands and soaking in all of the lovely views. Go full throttle and tow your friends and family behind you in a tube or on a wakeboard. After the high-adrenaline fun, slow it down a little and drop anchor, take a nap, and feel yourself fully relax on Canandaigua Lake’s crystal clear water. Whether you are an adventure junkie or a calm soul, renting a boat on the Finger Lakes will not disappoint. Boat rentals are available at Seager Marine, German Brothers and Sutter’s Canandaigua Marina.
Savor the Flavors of Canandaigua
Calling all foodies! This guided walking tour by Finger Lake Food Tours takes you all over historic Uptown Canandaigua. Your guide escorts you to local restaurants and shops where you try exceptional tastings from each. Learn more about the history of Uptown Canandaigua as you go through your tour. This tour is reservation only, and is one you don’t want to miss!
Go Horseback Riding
Interested in taking a trip off the beaten path? Partake in a guided horseback ride with Overland Morgan Horse Farm. You don’t need to be an equestrian to take part in this dazzling experience. Your guide will teach you all the commands and tricks you need to enjoy a peaceful ride through acres of wooded trails and serene hilltop views. Feel yourself become one with nature as you explore New York’s beautiful backcountry.
Tour Canandaigua Lake
Explore the fourth largest Finger Lake via a stunning replica 19th-century double decker steamboat. Skip the meal cruises and instead grab a bite to eat at Sand Bar or Twisted Rail Brewing Company, both located near the boat dock. After your meal, board the Canandaigua Lady to cruise around the shores and open water of Canandaigua Lake. Sit back and relax as you take in the picturesque views and tidbits of the lakefront history. This unique experience on the water adds to the perfect Memorial Day weekend.
Hit the Trails on Bike
There are numerous trails to choose from when cycling around Canandaigua, NY. One popular cycling path is to bike around the lake. Alternatively, head to Ontario County Park at Gannett Hill to pedal up forest trails to one of the highest points in the county with incredible views. The 8-mile Black Diamond Trail features a waterfall, lush greenery and towering trees. If you are looking for a smoother trail, try a leisurely ride along Catharine Valley Trail through the historical town of Montour Falls. With so many amazing bike trails, you are sure to find the perfect ride for you.
If you choose to visit the Finger Lakes this Memorial Day Weekend, you will never want to leave. Apart from basking in the jaw-dropping views of the lakes, the activities available make this a top vacation spot. Located within an hour of the activities above, Sutherland House Victorian Bed & Breakfast has charming rooms and top-tier amenities. You will never want to leave this stunning property situated on 5 acres. Sutherland House has the accommodations to store all your summer toys – like boats, kayaks, bicycles, and more! Start your summer off right by booking your Memorial Day Weekend getaway today.