Thanksgiving dinner on a table.

Feast Mode: Activated. Here\’s How to Have the Best Thanksgiving in the Finger Lakes

Do you always host holiday events at your home? From grocery shopping to late nights cleaning the kitchen, it can be overwhelming to host friends and family for the holidays. This year, skip the stress of the holiday season when you celebrate Thanksgiving in the Finger Lakes region of New York. Destination holidays are a great way to relax and spend time with the ones you love most. Continue reading for more information on what to do, where to dine, and more when you spend Thanksgiving in Keuka Lake!  

When you’re ready to start planning your holiday getaway, request our free Hammondsport Destination Guide. This planning tool contains local insight into the best activities, accommodations, and more in our area!  

5 Tips to Celebrate Thanksgiving in the Finger Lakes

1. Make a Thanksgiving Dinner Reservation 

Are you worried about missing out on a traditional Thanksgiving feast while you’re in the Finger Lakes? Some of our area’s restaurants offer Thanksgiving dinners for locals and visitors alike to enjoy! Be sure to check which Keuka Lake restaurants are offering a special menu and make your reservations in advance. 

2. Hike at Watkins Glen State Park 

Make room for Thanksgiving dinner with a hike at Watkins Glen State Park. While the Gorge Trail usually closes at the beginning of November, other great hiking trails at the park, like the Indian Trail, are open during this time of year. This 2.4-mile out-and-back trail cuts across the gorge and boasts beautiful waterfall views!  

3. Attend the Glass Holiday Feast 

The Corning Museum of Glass is a must-visit for any trip to the Finger Lakes. During the holiday season, the museum hosts the Glass Holiday Feast. This event features a full Thanksgiving dinner spread that’s made entirely of glass!  

4. Taste New Blends on the Keuka Lake Wine Trail 

Harvest season for wineries in the Finger Lakes begins in August and continues through at least November. With that in mind, plan to visit the wineries on the Keuka Lake Wine Trail! This time of year is great for tasting new blends. After all, some of the best blends in the nation are sourced right here in the Finger Lakes region of New York State! 

5. Book a Thanksgiving Stay with the Hammondsport Hotel 

Ready to spend Thanksgiving in Keuka Lake? Be sure to book your room at the Hammondsport Hotel in advance, as the holiday season fills up quickly! Our hotel on the southern tip of Keuka Lake is just a short drive from the activities listed above. Choose from Standard 2 Queen Rooms2 Queen SuitesStandard King Rooms, and King Suites. We also offer accessible accommodations.

Room at Hammondsport Hotel

You can also enjoy our hotel amenities during your stay, including complimentary breakfast, a 24/7 fitness center, outdoor gas firepits, and more! 

Check our availability to start planning your destination holiday in the Finger Lakes!