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The Strong National Museum of Play Rochester
#3 of 849 things to do in Finger Lakes
You can get great ideas about toys or especially books kids will love (a huge "reading land" with books and fairy tale activities for active kids) but even more, you'll love the walks through nostalgia in the Toy...
There are so many hands-on, engaging activities for kids of all ages (age 2-99!)... our kids loved the pinball machines (very reasonable price for tokens), butterfly conservatory, and storybook areas the best.
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Mendon Ponds Park Pittsford
#27 of 849 things to do in Finger Lakes
From this location you can walk the well-maintained trails that are excellent for children as they include educational stops for children to explore and learn about various nature topics.
They have everything - woods, ponds, biking trails, areas to play with kids, camping area, boat launch (not motorized), pavilions you can rent and more.
Green Lakes State Park Fayetteville
#25 of 849 things to do in Finger Lakes
Crystal clear lake quiet walks or hikes Great for dog walking Clean large family oriented bathrooms and showers
... playground and areas for throwing a football or frisbee, fishing in non-swimming areas, deer in the woods and ducks on the water, a great place for singles and families to get re-energized and tuned in to nature.
Highland Park Rochester
#20 of 849 things to do in Finger Lakes
Dog walkers (with leashes), stroller-pushers, wheelchair wranglers, families, all mingle on the paved paths and grassy slopes where it's easy to forget that a city surrounds it.
The flowers were so beautiful and my family enjoyed walking the trail and taking in all the beautiful scenery.
Sciencenter Ithaca
#41 of 849 things to do in Finger Lakes
This is a magnificent museum for all ages, with an outdoor area and several floors of hands on activities for children to explore physics, biology, paleontology, chemistry and a variety of the sciences.
Always something to active to do with young kids, and great informal science learning opportunities.
Onondaga Lake Park Liverpool
#38 of 849 things to do in Finger Lakes
Excellent walking trail, good place for picnicking, enjoying being outside, family fun, all around good time.
This is a Wonderful Family attraction located at Onondaga Lake for around the past 20 or so yrs now...a 'Must See', at least Once (after that, just drive up through any group of homes-development, & you Will have...
Book of Mormon Publication Site Palmyra
#7 of 849 things to do in Finger Lakes
All five of my children (ages 9-17) enjoyed the tour and stories from the missionaries.
Enjoyed our time their making family memories.
Smith Family Farm Palmyra
#6 of 849 things to do in Finger Lakes
It's a beautifully restored historic farm, and the "tour guides" are extremely knowledgeable, and it was a good way to spend an hour, listening to the Smith family history, and another hour strolling through the e...
Rarely, in our everyday life do we stop and take the time to enjoy the beauty around us, but we were able to do that at the Smith Family Farm.
Taughannock Falls State Park Trumansburg
#18 of 849 things to do in Finger Lakes
Some of the hiking trails in the park, including the lower gorge trail, are very accessible to younger children and persons with minor mobility issues.
It is an ideal spot for family activities like hiking, picnicking, practicing water sports, boating, fishing, etc.
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The Great New York State Fair Syracuse
#53 of 849 things to do in Finger Lakes
from rides to wine awesome time at the fair food is fresh from new York famous speidies to all types of fried foods armed forces challenge to flight simulation there are all types of activities from children to ad...
Fantastic and affordable fun for the whole family!!
Cayuga Lake Ithaca
#15 of 849 things to do in Finger Lakes
We spent wonderful warm firefly filled evenings sipping local wines and star gazing while the kids made S'mores at our evening lakeside fire.
It's wonderful that families have kept the wineries going for generations.
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Frontier Field Rochester
#49 of 849 things to do in Finger Lakes
Reasonably priced, fun family entertainment, plenty of food vendors, comfortable seats, and a fire works show, too!
Great seats for low prices, modern and attractive facility; family friendly with great food and drink choices and clever promotions; lots of extras such as fireworks, kids allowed to run the bases after the games,...
Cornell Lab of Ornithology Ithaca
#40 of 849 things to do in Finger Lakes
When the weather is decent it's a great place to take kids, as the trails provide a close-up view of wildlife without too strenuous a hike.
I love sapsuckerwoods and they really make you feel like family and I love going walking there and I highly recommend that every one should go walking there because the trails are very well kept up and I sure hope...
Seabreeze Amusement Park Rochester
#57 of 849 things to do in Finger Lakes
Very friendly staff and easy to get around in. Near Lake Ontario so nice breeze and the water park is lots of fun for both kids and adults
One of the best things about Seabreeze is the fact it is a family business and the owners take tremendous pride in keeping the park and the rides very safe and incredibly clean!
Farm Sanctuary Watkins Glen
#39 of 849 things to do in Finger Lakes
My family of four had a terrific time meeting the animals on the farm and learning their stories and unique personalities.
A wonderful visit with the whole family to interact with pigs, goats, cows, donkeys, turkeys, in a warm and friendly environment.
Genesee Country Village & Museum Mumford
#19 of 849 things to do in Finger Lakes
This is definitely a biased review ... I loved wandering around this unique historic village as a kid, and continue to love as an adult.
Historic gem, family friendly, filled with fun or relaxation!
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Ithaca Farmers Market Ithaca
#43 of 849 things to do in Finger Lakes
We bought some fruit, adorable aprons for myself and my kids and some beautiful pottery bowls.
... straight from a novel with the shoppers discussing lightly with the vendors about the cabbage, or people ordering dessert crepes with whipped cream on top, and the slight giggle of children circling the booths.
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum Hammondsport
#9 of 849 things to do in Finger Lakes
This is an excellent and important museum, great for kids and grown-ups.
The museum has many interesting things to see and is able to appeal to just about everyone, including children.
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Corning Museum of Glass Corning
#4 of 849 things to do in Finger Lakes
Just incredible everyone in the family loved it the glass is amazing we made our own as well there's so much to do and see in terms of all the different types of glass that history and just the beauty of it all
Lots of interesting demonstrations, very engaging for kids, lots to see - from the history of glass making 3500 years ago to displays of gorgeous hand-made pieces from famous artists like Chihuly and Steuben.
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Skaneateles Lake Skaneateles
#11 of 849 things to do in Finger Lakes
The town has wonderful shops and restaurants and many events throughout the year (classic boat show, Dickens' Christmas, etc.) Great place for couples, families and friends.
Great for the kids (Angel's Hevenly Hamburgers), swimming at the park, playing at the great playground in Austin Park, and a trip to the toy store).
Rosamond Gifford Zoo Syracuse
#61 of 849 things to do in Finger Lakes
... good guest services, teacher development support, education and outreach programs, have on site Burger King Zoo concession foods/drinks, and area seating if you pack your own lunch GREAT FAMILY FUN!
This Zoo is one of our favorite, lots of animals, we love elephants, you can spend hours there, there is a place to sit at every corner, kids can run and have fun.
Kershaw Park Canandaigua
#67 of 849 things to do in Finger Lakes
... the sunset and all the activities going on; couples sitting on benches, people walking their dog, runners, children playing on the newer playground, and people out on the lake on their pontoon and speed boats.
There are great walking trails, a playground for the kids, and many restaurants very nearby,
Rochester Museum & Science Center Rochester
#64 of 849 things to do in Finger Lakes
Lots of hands on exhibits (that actually worked) for kids, yet also more serious exhibitions for study, including one on slavery and the underground railroad, native american culture, and global ecology.
This museum is Excellent for children of all ages and adults alike!
Hill Cumorah Visitors Center Palmyra
#13 of 849 things to do in Finger Lakes
The huge Christus greats you and they have various rooms filled with interactive boards that tell the story of the Smith family, the first vision, the plates, the Book of Mormon, the organizing of the Church, etc....
This is very peaceful visit that is great for families and focusing on nature and the meaning of your life.
Watkins Glen State Park Watkins Glen
#2 of 849 things to do in Finger Lakes
Absolutely stunning..it definitely worth the trip to see from ohio I loved my trip to watkings glen the waterfalls are so spectacular This is a must see great for the entire family.. the us alot of steps but if yo...
My second visit was with my extended family, we hiked the gorge trail which is beautiful, lots of waterfalls, interesting rock formations and mostly shaded-which was wonderful since it was 90 degrees.
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Ithaca Falls Natural Area Ithaca
#28 of 849 things to do in Finger Lakes
Great for kids.
Stopped here with brother and both our families on a vacation in the area.
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Cornell Botanic Gardens Ithaca
#31 of 849 things to do in Finger Lakes
As a photographer I love the natural beauty of the gardens and often use the spaces available for family photo sessions and bridal photographs after wedding ceremonies.
This is a fine place for kids to learn about nature, or just find some peaceful relaxation yourself.
Beaver Lake Nature Center Baldwinsville
#70 of 849 things to do in Finger Lakes
Always new programs offered!! Great for both kids and parents!
Beaver Lake great with families, friends or solo
Buttermilk Falls State Park Ithaca
#46 of 849 things to do in Finger Lakes
We went for a camping weekend , Place is well managed , so many scenic waterfalls in proximity , Market is close , They have created a natural water swimming pool at the Buttermilk fall kids would love to go there...
A nice quiet place for a picnic , a small playground for children, a walking path and waterfall..The waterfall is very pretty in the winter as well as the summer..
Lively Run Dairy Interlaken
#44 of 849 things to do in Finger Lakes
Sweet place to visit,,,tasty goat cheeses....love the feta and blue cheese...you can sample for a small fee, take a tour on most days and visit the Kids in the house.
Wonderful place couples, friends or families.