A Taste of the Finger Lakes

Naturalist Guided Hiking Trip and More: A Taste of The Finger Lakes

June 9 –  15, 2024

Discover the natural, geological and cultural history of the Finger Lakes of New York. This trip is packed with exciting, captivating activities that will please and delight all of your senses…and your intellect as well. Does it get any better?

Be spellbound as you hike through ancient gorges; feel the spray and listen to the soothing sounds of innumerable waterfalls and cascades; taste award-winning wines and artisanal cheeses of the region; visit the iconic Corning Museum of Glass and Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology; and take a sunset cruise on Cayuga Lake, one of the 11 sparkling, glacially formed Finger Lakes.

Immerse yourself in the beauty of this geologically fascinating and awe-inspiring area as you join your naturalist guide on hikes through glacial landscapes and into the heart of some of the most extraordinarily beautiful gorges of the Finger Lakes. Explore a bog, an old-growth forest and the cool, moist, shaded environment of glens, all of which provide habitat for a rich array of wildflowers, ferns, mosses and other plant life, as well as bird life.

A Taste of the Finger Lakes
Trip Length: 7 days, 6 nights
Trip Dates: June 9 – 15 (Sunday to Saturday), 2024
Trip Cost: $3035 Single Supplement: $595 (limited) **Trip Cost is based on the minimum group size of 4 participants**                    Trip Highlights and Activities:  Naturalist guide; hiking the gorges of the NY Finger Lakes; waterfalls; natural history interpretation; outstanding scenery; exploring the Finger Lakes Wine Country; winery tours and tastings; dairy tours and tasting local artisanal cheeses; botanizing; interesting geology and glacial history; old-growth forest; photography; sunset and educational cruise on Cayuga Lake; Corning Museum of Glass; Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology; Cornell Botanic Gardens
Group Size: 4 (min) – 10 (max) participants

June in the Finger Lakes

June is the month when spring transitions into summer and with it comes all of the delights of both seasons, thereby making it one of the best times to visit this region. It is high season in this outdoor lover's paradise, full of recreational activities, of which we will take full advantage. We’ll celebrate the late spring and the beginning of summer by hiking the gorges, spending time at wineries, time on the lake and so much more. This will be a wonderful time to enjoy wildflowers and other flora as well as birds of the region. 

Naturalist Guided Tour, Hiking the Gorges, Finger Lakes Wine Country, Wildlife Viewing, Birdwatching, Wildflowers, Mountain Vistas, Panoramic Views, Waterfalls, Sunset Cruise on Cayuga Lake, Photography, Watkins Glen, Exploring an Acidic Sphagnum Bog, Birds, Winery Tours, Wine Tasting, Cheese-making Tours, Cheese Tasting, Corning Museum of Glass, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, Cornell Botanic Gardens, Geology