New York Travel

Fall Trip To Upstate NY: Day 2, Seneca Lake Wine Tour

Activities: Day two was originally planned to hike Glen Arbor, however, when we arrived the park was closed due to a storm the night before and heavy rain that day. You could walk up to the entrance to get a glimpse of the first waterfall but unfortunately, that’s as far as we got. Luckily we were in wine country so our hike was quickly replaced with wine tasting.

The Finger Lakes has more than 100 wineries and is the largest wine producing region in the United States east of California. Because the vineyards are located within the microclimate that the 11 lakes create, growing conditions are ideal for a multitude of varietals. The Finger Lakes are known for their signature Riesling and fantastic whites.

Wineries: Seneca Lake Area

Lodging: Luxury Safari Tents in the Finger Lakes, near Seneca Lake, NY

  • When booking our trip we knew that one night was going to be spent ‘glamping’. This was a super cool set up and something I will definitely do again.
    • I would highly recommend it for the summer months, October was pushing it for our stay. Even though this is a fancy version of camping you are still in a tent and exposed to the outdoor temps.


  • Tents were clean, bed was super comfy (with lots of blankets) and the camping grounds had brand new bathroom units with showers that were in perfect condition.


  • At night, if weather permits, there is a communal fire pit where campers can enjoy fellow travelers company and s’mores. (There are 5 different tents on this property).


  • Continental breakfast is served in a common area tent just a short walk from the rental tents. (Yogurt, fresh fruit, muffins, coffee, hot cocoa, tea etc.) You will also find a list of recommendations on local wineries, breweries, and restaurants here.


  • We booked our stay via the Glamping Hub. Enter your destination and date and it will populate all the glamping locations available- basically Airbnb for glamping.

Dinner: Stone Cat Cafe

  • Regional cuisine of the Finger Lakes, using local ingredients and global culinary influences.
  • Atmosphere: Intimate, casual, feels like you are right at home
  • Recommended by our glamping host, this was an excellent choice to escape the rainy, cold night
  • Awesome squash bisque & NY strip!
  • Heads up, they do close for the winter in November so check the schedule if you are there late in the year

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