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Family-Friendly Activities

Family-Friendly Activities

Family-Friendly Activities

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Family-Friendly Activities

Kids Are More Than Welcome

Whoever told you the Finger Lakes is only good for romantic getaways and wine tasting is trying to keep their favorite family getaway spot a secret. The Finger Lakes isn’t just a destination for couples, wine lovers and outdoor enthusiasts—it’s an experience for everyone, no matter your family’s age range! From thrilling amusement parks to captivating museums, and exciting beaches to family-friendly activities spread across eleven lakes, this region is vast enough to craft the ultimate family getaway. So make one of the many kid-friendly resorts around the Finger Lakes as your home base, and set out on an adventure filled with family fun.

Dive into childhood nostalgia at the Strong National Museum of Play, where Sesame Street meets interactive exhibits, and you can even play pretend at a mini-Wegmans. Get up close and personal with wildlife at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo, where lions, tigers, and bears await your visit.

For some year-round fun, head to Greek Peak Mountain Resort and splash around in the Cascades Indoor Waterpark, where it’s a balmy 84 degrees regardless of the season. And don’t miss the chance to get hands-on at the Corning Museum of Glass, where you can witness glass-making magic and even craft your own masterpiece to take home.

But the adventure doesn’t stop there. Explore scenic parks and trails, disconnect from screens, and reconnect with nature on a camping trip, or embrace the seasons with activities like apple picking in the fall, sledding in the winter, kayaking in the spring, and swimming in the summer. Unleash your child’s inner adventurer at Bristol Mountain’s Kid’s Adventure Park, where they can navigate, balance, and zip through the trees.

With every moment, create memories that will last a lifetime, surrounded by the ones you love. So, pack your bags, grab your crew, and get ready for an unforgettable journey together in the Finger Lakes!

Read on for a sampling of some of our local favorites, and be sure to explore each county for many more choices!

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