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Autumn is Awesome in the Finger Lakes 

Autumn is one of the most beautiful, vibrant times of the year in the Finger Lakes.  The days are generally crisp and just a little cool and dramatic sunset skies take on more saturated hues. Nothing shouts fall more than a trip to Wickhams Pick n Patch - an 8-acre corn maze, apple picking & cider. Get your group involved in a hands-on pumpkin experience “Sip & Carve.” Create carved masterpieces while enjoying a cold beer or hard cider.  A recommended add-on to this day is a guided alpaca farm tour to learn about these cuddly animals with sweet dispositions. Shop for high quality Alpaca fleece clothing and souvenirs.

A scenic drive to Naples, the “Grape Pie Capital of the World” is a must on any fall itinerary.  Every September this small, artsy community celebrates the grape harvest with everything grape - wine and food, arts and crafts, and regional music. Pick up their famous house-made grape pies and enjoy them at a park or overlook as you take in the fall foliage and lake views. A brief hike to work off some of that pie before you continue on your leaf peeping way might be a good addition to this tour!

No day is complete in the Finger Lakes without a visit to a local winery, brewery or distillery. Our wine country experts can curate a wine and craft beverage tour that combines tasting visits with amazing views while you just sit back and enjoy the awesome flavors and sites of fall in the Finger Lakes.

Autumn Highlights 
  • Capture your own colorful view of the scenery. Schedule a plein air painting class with artist Cindy Harris.
  • Arrange a harvest dinner menu with dishes built around farm fresh seasonal ingredients. Invite a local farmer, winemaker or chef to curate your dinner.
  • Drive to Letchworth State Park, known as the Grand Canyon of the East, to take in the spectacular fall foliage, waterfalls and lush forest.

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