Where to See Finger Lakes Fall Foliage

Fall foliage surrounds a barn in NaplesFall foliage in the Finger Lakes region inspired many communities to celebrate with festivals and special events. There are many great ways to view spectacular colors of the leaves and festivals offer some of the best opportunities. 

County Road 12 Scenic Overlook: Want to see a view just like the photo above? As you drive down to Naples, stop at the overlook for a breathtaking view of the fall foliage and Canandaigua Lake. For an even closer look, there are two viewfinders there for public use. How many colors can you spot?

Bristol Mountain Fall Festival: View the fall foliage, participate in game competitions, sample craft booths, unique foods, and more. Be sure to take the chair lift, or hike, up the mountain for a great view of the fall colors. Bristol Mountain's Fall Festival takes place in October near Canandaigua at the base of Bristol Mountain. Don't forget their Sky Rides on the weekends in September & October!

Three women enjoy a skyride on Bristol Mountain's chairliftsNaples Grape Festival: Come and sample everything "grape," including Finger Lakes wines and of course, grape pies. Late September in Naples.

KettleFest: This Victor farm produces maple products, honey, and mushrooms, and hosts a one-day celebration of sustainability and live music in mid-September.

There are so many unique fall events in Ontario County's Finger Lakes, and you can check them out here. Or, to see more fall foliage events and information from all over New York State, click here.