Discover Family-friendly Things to Do in the Finger Lakes
Conveniently located within driving distance of Finger Lakes
wineries and within walking distance of SUNY Cortland, the Country Inn & Suites is ideal for family trips and couples’ retreats in Central New York. Hit the ropes course or ski slopes at the Greek Peak Mountain Resort, or hike the trails at Lime Hollow Nature Center. For a day of browsing bargains, head to Destiny USA, one of the 10 largest shopping malls in the U.S.
Culture and Education:
- The 1890 House Museum (1.6 miles)
A regal relic of America’s Gilded Age, this 19th-century Victorian mansion is filled with lavish decor, fascinating artifacts and period antiques.
Phone: +1 (607) 756-7551
- SUNY Cortland (0.1 mile)
Cheer on the Red Dragons at a variety of athletic events after touring the beautiful campus of SUNY Cortland. Be sure to stop by the grand Old Main building, one of the oldest on campus.
Phone: +1 (607) 753-2011
- Buttermilk Falls State Park (25.7 miles)
Slip into your swimsuit, pack a picnic and drive southwest to this pristine state park, which was named for the foaming water that flows down Buttermilk Creek on its way to Cayuga Lake.
Phone: +1 (607) 273-5761
- Cayuga Lake Wine Trail (19.5 miles)
America’s first official wine trail, Cayuga Lake boasts two dozen wineries, with Six Mile Creek Vineyard being the closest to the Country Inn & Suites. Take a tour and taste the award-winning wines that make the Finger Lakes region so famous.
Phone: +1 (607) 869-4281
- Lime Hollow Nature Center (2.2 miles)
Explore 430 acres of rolling hills, bogs, streams and forests at the Lime Hollow Nature Center, and then take home a nature-inspired souvenir from the on-site gift shop.
Phone: +1 (607) 662-4632
- Watkins Glen State Park (10 miles)
This scenic state park is set inside a gorge and features 19 awe-inspiring waterfalls that provide the perfect backdrop for memorable family photos.
Phone: +1 (607) 535-4511
Sports and Entertainment:
- Destiny USA (38.1 miles)
Spend a day searching for deals at Destiny USA, one of the 10 biggest shopping centers in the country. More than 230 retailers, restaurants and entertainment venues are all under one roof.
Phone: +1 (315) 466-6000
- Greek Peak Mountain Resort (8 miles)
Greek Peak Mountain Resort offers plenty of things to do depending on the season, from skiing and snow tubing in the winter to swimming in the water park in the summer. For a tranquil retreat, stop by the on-site spa.
Phone: +1 (888) 353-5707
- J.M. McDonald Sports Complex (2.2 miles)
This massive complex hosts a variety of sports and activities, including hockey, football and soccer. Its batting cages, tennis courts and ice-skating rink are all open for public use.
Phone: +1 (607) 753-8100