A family sitting down for a picnic in the Finger Lakes

10 Fun Family-Friendly Activities in the Finger Lakes

Looking for family-friendly activities in the Finger Lakes? Look no further! The Finger Lakes are home to a variety of fun activities that will keep everyone entertained. From history-related tours to local vintage events, there is something for everyone. And don’t forget Wings & Wheels! This annual event features a car show and airplane display that is sure to please. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your family’s trip to the Finger Lakes today!

If you’re looking to learn more about our area, check out our free Destination Guide to learn more about the best things to do in Hammondsport and beyond!

10 of Our Favorite Family-Friendly Activities in the Finger Lakes

Visit the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum

This museum is dedicated to the history of aviation and speed, two things that kids are sure to love!

Explore Watkins Glen State Park

One of the most popular state parks in New York, Watkins Glen is perfect for a family hike. Be sure to bring your camera to capture the stunning views.

Visit the Corning Museum of Glass

This museum is a must-see for anyone visiting the Finger Lakes. Kids will love watching the glassblowers in action and seeing all of the different exhibits.

Finger Lakes Rail Riding

Take the family to ride the rails with Finger Lakes Rail Riders from May until October. Rail riding is a pedal-powered biking experience on abandoned train tracks. It’s a fun exercise that everyone in the family should enjoy.

Visit the Finger Lakes Boating Museum

This museum is perfect for kids who love boats and history. Learn about the boating history of the Finger Lakes and see some of the oldest boats in existence.

Check out the Wings & Wheels Car Show

This annual event features a car show and an airplane display. Kids will love seeing all of the different cars and planes.

Visit the National Soaring Museum

This museum is dedicated to the history of gliders and soaring. Kids will love learning about the science of flight and seeing the different exhibits.

Experience Watkins Glen International Raceway

A short drive from Hammondsport, Watkins Glen International Raceway hosts professional racing across a variety of disciplines. If you aren’t here during a race you are able to drive your own car around the full 3.1-mile track to feel the rush of adrenaline you’ve always wanted to on the interstate.

Bike Keuka Outlet Trail

Rent the family some bikes and go biking on the Keuka Outlet Trail. This seven-mile trail connects Keuka Lake to Seneca Lake and makes for a pretty trek.

Stay at The Hammondsport Hotel

 Are you ready to plan a family weekend to the Finger Lakes? We’re ready to welcome you to the southern tip of Keuka Lake, where you’re a short commute away from historical attractions like the Glenn Curtiss Museum, The Finger Lakes Boating Museum, and plenty of other family-friendly things to do in the area!

family at outdoor festival

So, get ready to enjoy the best accommodations in Hammondsport with complimentary hotel amenities like a daily full hot breakfast, a 24/7 exercise facility, an indoor heated pool, outdoor fire pits, and more. What are you waiting for?  

Come explore the history of the Finger Lakes. Book your stay today!