Things To Do

Finger Lakes Wine Trails
The Finger Lakes Wine Trails are one of the unique gems of New York state. Surrounded by picturesque lakes, rolling pastoral hills, and scenic waterfalls the wineries of our beautiful region draw visitors from around the world to experience their award wining wines and to explore a piece of American history. The Gould Hotel is conveniently situated at the top of Cayuga Lake in the center of wine country and is the perfect home base to start your taste adventure. We’ve put together a quick snapshot of some of the options for you.

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Women's Rights National Historic Park Visitor's Center

The Women’s Rights National Historical Park
Adjacent to the Gould, the Women’s Rights National Historical Park is the site where five women changed the world. In 1848 Elizabeth Cady Stanton and four other women invited the public to the First Women’s Rights Convention to discuss expanding the role of women in America. At the end of the two days, 100 people made a public commitment to work together to improve women’s quality of life. 

www.nps.gov/wori/

Buttermilk Falls
Buttermilk Falls 
Waterfalls

The Finger Lakes is known for its numerous waterfalls sprinkled throughout the region. Whether you are planning a day trip around Cayuga Lake to hit the more famous Ithaca or Taughannock Falls or heading down to Watkins Glen, the Gould is your perfect base of operations for finding a wet adventure. 

 

Art

Finger Lakes Artists and Crafters in Central New York
Artists  of Upstate New York, Inc. is a non-profit organization that has created seven web-based regional artist  encompassing all of Upstate New York. The result is an expanding, integrated online directory of arts-related resources, including artists, artisans, shops, shows, art attractions, and organizations serving the arts.
www.fingerlakesartists.com

Finger Lakes Arts Trail, New York
Visit Finger Lakes artists at their studios, buy work from galleries, listen to the sounds of music, or see a live performance.
www.fingerlakesartstrail.org

Gaming

del Lago Resort and Casino
Opening February 1st – The hottest slots, thrilling game tables and marquee entertainers. 
www.dellagoresort.com

Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, NY
Since 1962, Finger Lakes has been the premier venue for live thoroughbred racing in Western New York.
www.fingerlakesracetrack.com

Attractions

Live Video from Seneca Falls, NY
Free access to three live cameras filming the everyday happenings of Seneca Falls, NY.
www.senecafalls.com

Greek Peak – Cortland, NY
Ski Resort, Indoor Waterpark, Spa, Adventure Center
Greek Peak – Indoor Waterpark

Shopping

Waterloo Premium Outlets
Find impressive savings at over 100 outlet stores, including Adidas, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, BCBG Max Azria, Brooks Brothers, Coach, Gap Outlet, J.Crew, Jones New York, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Timberland, Tommy Hilfiger, VF Outlet and more.
www.premiumoutlets.com

Museums

National Women’s Hall of Fame
The National Women’s Hall of Fame is dedicated to honoring in perpetuity these women, citizens of the United States of America whose contributions to the arts, athletics, business, education, government, the humanities, philanthropy and science, have been the greatest value for the development of their country.
www.greatwomen.org

The Women’s Rights National Historical Park
The Women’s Rights National Historical Park is the site where five women changed the world. In 1848 Elizabeth Cady Stanton and four other women invited the public to the First Women’s Rights Convention to discuss expanding the role of women in America. At the end of the two days, 100 people made a public commitment to work together to improve women’s quality of life.
www.nps.gov/wori/

The Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry
The Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry celebrates the rich industrial and canal history of Seneca Falls.
www.senecamuseum.com

Seneca Falls Historical Society
Preserving the heritage of Seneca Falls’ history.
www.sfhistoricalsociety.org

Parks

Cayuga Lake State Park
Cayuga Lake State Park’s terrain is flat at lakeshore, where the beach and sun lawns are, then slopes gently uphill to campsites and cabins. The scenic highlight of the park is its expansive view of Cayuga Lake.
http://nysparks.state.ny.us/parks/123/details.aspx

Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge – USFWS
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge was established on September 12, 1938 as a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife. The refuge provides resting, feeding, and nesting habitat for waterfowl and other migratory birds.
http://www.fws.gov/r5mnwr/

The Cayuga-Seneca Canal – from Waterways to Wineries
Connecting the Erie Canal with upstate New York’s Finger Lakes Region, the Cayuga-Seneca Canal is 12 miles long and combines the unique experience of inland water and -lake cruising.Cayuga-Seneca Canal Trail Association The Cayuga-Seneca Canal Trail Association is comprised of citizen volunteers and representatives of various non-profit and government organizations who are working to promote the development of the trail in Seneca County.
www.cay-sentrail.org

It’s A Wonderful Life

The Real Bedford Falls
Film lovers have often contemplated where the “real” Bedford Falls might be located. “It’s a Wonderful Life” hints that its location is somewhere in upstate New York. However, the physical similarities between Seneca Falls and Bedford Falls are striking.
www.therealbedfordfalls.com

It’s A Wonderful Run 5K Race – Seneca Falls, NY
The IAWL 5K Run/Walk is held in conjunction with the “It’s A Wonderful Life” Festival held every year in Seneca Falls, NY.
www.itsawonderfulrun5k.com

Colleges

New York Chiropractic College
An education from New York Chiropractic College combines nationally recognized academic and scientific excellence with real-world clinical experience unmatched by other chiropractic schools.
www.nycc.edu

Wells College – Finger Lakes, New York
Wells College is a nationally recognized liberal arts college located in the village of Aurora in the Finger Lakes region of central New York. The College is known as an exceptional value, pairing top quality academic programs with affordable tuition. Historically a women’s college, Wells became coeducational in 2005.
www.wells.edu

Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Hobart and William Smith Colleges are a student-centered  environment, globally focused, grounded in the values of equity and service, developing citizens who will lead in the 21st century.
www.hws.edu