the WILD side
For Those Who Are Looking For A Little More ZING
While taking a cooking class or sitting in a boat for hours fishing on a quiet lake might be the definition of a perfect vacation for many, others prefer to explore the Finger lakes by jump starting their adrenaline. We have listed a few of those below.
AERIAL ADVENTURE PARKS
GET OUTSIDE, CREATE MEMORIES, BUILD CONFIDENCE, AND HAVE AN ADVENTURE.
When it comes to adventure, nobody beats Bristol Mountain. Choose from our Aerial Adventure Park, Zipline Canopy Tour or Kids Adventure Park for the little ones.
In October join us for fun and frights on the haunted zip-lines and eerie bridges with 5 SPOOKY aerial adventure courses, for ages 7 & up.
If you’re up for a challenge - and a breathtaking good time - the Outdoor Adventure Center at Greek Peak Mountain Resort is ready to deliver, with enough adrenaline-pumping excitement and adventure to make it a memorable experience for the whole family. Perfect for individuals, families, friends or groups.
Ovid Airport has been offering skydiving to the Rochester, Syracuse, Ithaca, and Auburn areas for more than 30 years! We offer tandem skydiving, sport jumping, and learn to skydive programs. Whether you're a first time skydiver or a seasoned fun jumper, Skydive Finger Lakes is dedicated to providing you with a first class skydiving experience.
Imagine there was a place you could go that was a short drive from home, where you could make a wish come true. Imagine there was somewhere you could fall from the sky and
experience a thrill unmatched by anything you have ever done before. Imagine there was someplace that was able to create a memory that would stay with you for the rest of your life. That place is Rochester Skydivers!
Your first skydive is a once in a lifetime experience and is an experience you will never forget. Come join the First Jump Experts at Skydive Central New York for the ultimate adventure. Don't you want to jump with the best?
Complete SCUBA and other water related equipment rental facility located on Canandigua Lake. PADI Certification Available
11 Lakeshore Dr. Canandaigua NY
The dive facility is a full service dive and snorkeling equipment retail store, which offers several lines by various manufacturers. In 2000 we established a Full Service satellite facility in Penn Yan, NY operated by our Tech Instructor Mike Morehouse.
11 Dill Street, Auburn, NY
Snorkeling and Scuba diving are among the most exciting hobbies out there. Here at Aquatic Center Of Rochester, our team of professional divers will help you grow to love the underwater world, whether you're a complete beginner or seasoned pro—we have the gear, service, and training you want.
2725 East Henrietta Rd. Henrietta. NY
Central NY's source for everything concerning your SCUBA, snorkeling and swimming needs. We are Factory Authorized Service for SCUBAPro, Oceanic, Atomic Aquatics and many more! National Aquatic Service can handle any of your present or future needs for any recreational or technical gas.
1732 Erie Blvd East Syracuse. NY
AUTO RACING SCHOOL
Hooked On Driving is a community of people who love their cars, love to drive, and enjoy driving them in the controlled environment of a road course, while not competing. Bring your car in good condition and trust the HOD Team to get you started safely, while having the time of your life!! Taught locally at Watkins Glen International Speedway.
PO Box 1004 Brodheadsville, PA
FLX FROM THE AIR
- By Balloon -
6730 Barber Hill Rd. Groveland, NY
Hot-air balloon rides over the Finger Lakes Wine Region, Letchworth Park and throughout Western New York. We’re a family business, ballooning together since 1977. We love to fly and when you fly with us, we treat you like part of the family
Come join us today for a flight in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of Ithaca, NY! Our Ithaca flights offer a spectacular view of Cayuga Lake, Ithaca College, and Cornell University.
197 Bostwick Rd. Ithaca, NY
Letchworth State Park
As the exclusive hot air balloon company to launch from within Letchworth State Park, Balloons Over Letchworth offers unique and spectacular views of the waterfalls, gorge, and scenery of the “Grand Canyon of the East”.
- By Helicopter -
Helicopter tours are great for birthday presents, anniversaries, or for checking off the bucket list for a relative of friend. Surprise that special someone with a unique gift! We also provide helicopter charter services, including Aerial photography and sightseeing tours
- By Plane -
Helicopters a little too adventurous for you? Finger Lakes Seaplanes offers scenic seaplane tours of New York’s Finger Lakes region. Operating from Keuka Lake, the birthplace of seaplane aviation, we’ll depart from and land back at our dock at the Harbor Lights Marina.