Lodi, NY, is in the heart of Finger Lakes wine country and is surrounded by many creameries, breweries, wineries, the National Forest, and Lodi Point State Park. The state park offers a boat launch, kayaking, walking beach and picnic facilities, while the National Forest and nearby Watkins Glen State Park offer some of the finest and majestic walking trails and gorges on the east coast.
Along the trail are several eateries, including Dano’s restaurant (1 mile from Cottage Views), and Stonecat Café. 30 minutes north is the historical city of Geneva with many restaurants and shops. To the south is Watkins Glen, home of The Glen speedway and NASCAR racing. 20 minutes east is the village of Trumansburg; a bustling main street with a mix of old rural and modern funk, featuring antiques, dining, bars, and nightlife. Between Trumansburg and the city of Ithaca is Taughannock State Park with a 215 foot waterfall and hiking trail. Ithaca itself offers a wide variety of international cuisine, music venues, and the renowned Ithaca Commons shopping district.
With so much to offer, there is always something to do in the Finger Lakes – and Seneca Lake is the heart of the district.
The Finger Lakes are made up of extensive farming communities. Local car and tour services are available for wine and beer tours. We will be happy to supply you with a list of companies should you be interested in booking a designated driver. Additionally, Cottage Views will be happy to help put together an itinerary for you. Feel free to e mail CottageViews@aol.com
Links to some of our favorite places:
Coltivare Culinary Center – Ithaca
NY Wine and Culinary Center – Canandaigua
State Theatre, Ithaca (live performances)
The Hangar Theatre, Ithaca (live performances/plays)
Smith Opera House, Geneva (live performances)
D & K Ranch Horseback riding
Captain Bill’s Seneca Lake Sightseeing Cruise