Tips for Fall Travel in the Finger Lakes Countrysides

Booking a visit in the fall can make for an amazing trip! Our region is full to the brim with colorful leaf-peeping opportunities, delicious cider donuts, pumpkin patches, spooky stops and more. This can also be a busy time for the Finger Lakes Countrysides, so see below for our quick tips to make the most of a visit here:


  • Book accommodations in advance: Fall is a popular time to visit Yates County, so make sure to book your accommodations well in advance to secure the best options.


  • Plan for unpredictable weather: While fall in Yates County is generally mild and pleasant, it’s always a good idea to pack layers and be prepared for changing weather conditions.


  • Check out local events and festivals: Keep an eye on the calendar of events for Yates County to make sure you don’t miss out on any fall festivals or events happening during your trip.


  • Take advantage of outdoor activities: With the beautiful foliage and mild weather, fall is the perfect time to enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, biking, kayaking, and more in Yates County.


  • Support local businesses: Yates County prides itself on its strong community and support for local businesses. Make sure to support them during your trip by shopping at small businesses, dining at locally-owned restaurants, and purchasing locally-made products.


Check out our Fall Itinerary for inspiration on what to do when you arrive!