Driving to the Finger Lakes is the way most people prefer to get here and experience the area. The roads are great and the scenic vistas draw you from one destination to the next. In Ontario County, traffic jams are practically non-existent, and parking is easy and free. But if you choose to travel by another means, we have tips on that too.
Our corner of the Finger Lakes, Ontario County, is only a short drive from three major upstate New York cities, Ontario County’s Finger Lakes which are in turn accessible by bus, train, and air travel. Rochester (ROC) is about 40 minutes northwest from Canandaigua (the seat of Ontario County), while Syracuse (SYR) is about 70 minutes east. Buffalo (BUF) is approximately an hour and 30 minutes to the west.
Rochester, Syracuse and Buffalo each have an airport, bus, and train station. We recommend you contact your preferred choice of transportation service.
The Finger Lakes Region is located within a five-hour drive of most east coast metropolitan areas including New York City, Washington DC, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto, Ottawa, Cleveland, and Hartford.