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.

Take a Hibercation!  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.  Get in touch with the outdoors at the Sterling Nature Center!   Snowshoe Hike at the Sterling Nature CenterThe Nature Center is offering a chance to explore the February landscape and venture out into the wintery world to observe signs of wildlife. Go for a hike to explore the fields and forests of the nature center in search of insects, birds, mammals and other active wildlife. Their programs are free and open to the public; just remember to dress for the weather by Lake Ontario. Psst...Snowshoes are available if needed! How exciting!

Indoor Fun 

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

Dried Flower Arranging Experience with MacKenzie-Childs - featuring vase and dried flowersMacKenzie-Childs in Aurora is a not to be missed shopping opportunity.  Their hand crafted ceramics and home furnishings are alive with individuality!  Want a hands on experience? Check out MacKenzie-Childs' Dried Flower Arranging Experience in February!  Participants will arrange dried flowers in our Sweetbriar Vase and enjoy wine and refreshments. Limited spots available; participants must be 21 and up.

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