from Your FLX Base Camp
Just because we think the Finger Lakes is one of the prettiest places on the planet doesn't mean that we don't love and appreciate our neighbors. Below we have listed a few ideas of places that you might like to see while using the Finger Lakes as your adventure "base camp". All are close enough for you to visit and be back in the FLX that night.
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1-2 Hour Ride
THE GEORGE EASTMAN MUSEUM is located in Rochester, New York, on the estate of George Eastman, the pioneer of popular photography and motion picture film. The museum holds unparalleled collections—encompassing several million objects—in the fields of photography, cinema, and photographic and cinematographic technology, and photographically illustrated books.
900 East Ave. Rochester, NY
CHIMNEY BLUFFS STATE PARK Land and water clash at Chimney Bluffs, sculpting the most dramatic landscape on the Lake Ontario shore. You can experience massive earthen spires from above or along the lakeshore on nature trails. Day-use services include picnic areas, nature trails and restrooms.
7700 Garner Road Wolcott, NY
LETCHWORTH STATE PARK Known as the "Grand Canyon of the East", Letchworth State Park is a 14,287 acre park located just west of the Finger Lakes. the 17 mile long park follows the course of the Genesee River over 3 huge waterfalls on it's journey to Lake Ontario. The park includes pavilions, picnic tables, campsites for tents, playgrounds, 60 miles of hiking trails, two large swimming pools, cabins, trailer sites with dumping stations, and horse-riding trails.
THE ANCHOR BAR is a must visit if you love chicken wings because THIS is where it all started. What used to be used as flavor for soups has become one of the worlds favorite foods. While there are many outlets for the Anchor Bar, we STRONGLY suggest you go to the original in downtown Buffalo. Sit around the bar where they were first served, or have dinner while looking at the thousands of pictures and amazing memorabilia.
PROFESSIONAL SPORTS Depending upon what time of the year you visit, check the schedules out for the Buffalo Bills or Buffalo Sabers Hockey Teams. The Sabres play in downtown Buffalo while the Bills play at New Era Field several miles south of the city in Orchard Park.
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NAVAL & MILITARY PARK The Buffalo Naval Park takes you inside our nation’s military history with incredible tours of vessels, as well as fascinating exhibits and displays including historic documents, uniforms, military gear, photographs and much more. Plan your visit today and explore history like you’ve never seen it before.
NIAGARA FALLS You are only 2 hours away from one of the worlds most famous sights. Go right up to the falls on the Maid of the Mist Boat Cruises, or maybe walk right into them at the Cave of the Winds. You can drive up for the day and be back at home in the Finger Lakes relaxing by the lake that night.
CORNING MUSEUM OF GLASS While not technically in the Finger Lakes, we include the CMOG because of its significance. The Museum brings glass to life through live, narrated glassworking demonstrations. To enable visitors to try their own hand at making glass, the Museum offers Make Your Own Glass sessions for beginners.
One Museum Way Corning, NY
JELLO MUSEUM If you're looking for one of those off beat adventures, stop into LeRoy New York and check out the birthplace of Jello. This museum is dedicated to all things Jello Located about 30 minutes from Rochester, this small but very comprehensive museum explores the history and production of JELL-O.
23 East Main St. LeRoy, NY
THE GREAT NEW YORK STATE FAIR The New York State Fairgrounds hosts hundreds of events throughout the year, drawing an estimated 1 million people to an incredible variety of non-fair attractions. Free live entertainment by national acts. Check the web site for this years dates and lineup.
3-4 Hour Ride
WOODSTOCK SITE The Museum at Bethel Woods is located at the top of the hill at the famous site of the Woodstock Festival. It contains vibrant, interactive exhibits, programs, and events celebrate the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair and the entire decade that it came to represent.
200 Hurd Rd, Bethel, NY
BASEBALL HALL OF FAME The National Baseball Hall of Fame is a nonprofit committed to preserving the history of America’s pastime and celebrating the legendary players, managers, umpires and executives who have made the game a fan favorite for more than a century.
25 Main St. Cooperstown, NY