The beautiful Finger Lakes Region is a scenic destination all year round – spring, summer, fall and WINTER - inside or out!

Finger Lakes winters are made for outdoor fun!

Our pristine cross-country ski trails are a great way to enjoy the outdoors, from the there is a trail for every level of skier.

Ice Fish on the fish-filled frozen Finger Lakes.  Just remember ice thickness can vary greatly, even on the same body of water, so use good judgment when venturing out.

Ignite the Winter

Build a snowman!  The luxurious Inns of Aurora overlooking Cayuga Lake offer complementary snowshoes, sleds and even snowman making kits to help you enjoy our winter wonderland!

Winter makes a beautiful backdrop for many festivals and events throughout the season.  Don’t miss IGNITE the Winter planned for Friday, March 4, 2016 beginning at 5 p.m. in downtown Auburn.  This family-friendly event features live music, ice sculpture demonstrations, a chili and chowder cook-off and much, much more!

Indoor Fun 

If it’s a little chilly outside for you, we have plenty of options for indoor fun and relaxation! 

MacKenzie-Childs in Aurora is a not to be missed shopping opportunity.  Their hand crafted ceramics and home furnishings are alive with individuality!

You will find world-class art at the Schweinfurth Art Center.  Their annual ‘Both Ends of the Rainbow’ and ‘Made in NY’ exhibits are a testament to the creativity and innovation of New York artists.  Arts and culture abound in the Finger Lakes!

Prison City Pub and Brewery

The Finger Lakes Region is no longer just about wine, we are also producing some of the best quality brews in the country.  Winter is a great time to get up close and personal with the folks that make these award-winning beverages.

See top-name stage and musical performances at Auburn Public Theater; comedians, concerts and lectures will chase any winter blues away!

Relax & rejuvenate at one of our luxurious spas.  Whether it’s massage therapy, yoga or aromatherapy you’re looking for, we’ve got that special way to soothe your body and soul.

For more ways to enjoy the winter in Cayuga County and the Finger Lakes Region, including places to stay and dine contact us at