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The Finger Lakes region is a living kaleidoscope of cities, small towns and fertile farmlands interspersed with scenic wonders including lakes, streams, forests and waterfalls. When you visit the Finger Lakes and stay at a luxury Finger Lakes rental, you can take full advantage of the many historical sites available to the public. There’s nothing like visiting a place that you’ve read about in books or seen on TV. Going to one or more historical sites while you’re here is more than worthwhile. You’ll have a great time and get a deeper understanding of the historical significance of each place.
Seneca Falls: Birthplace of Women’s Rights
Seneca Falls is the birthplace of America’s women’s rights movement, and you’ll be able to walk the same streets as your favorite female heroes. This is where smart dedicated women such as Lucretia Mott, Mary M’Clintock and Elizabeth Cady Stanton held the first Women’s Rights Convention. Frederick Douglas attended as well. Visit the National Women’s Hall of Fame to discover the personal histories of each inductee. Tour the Women’s Rights National Historical Park to learn more about the convention. Seneca Falls, NY and then spend the weekend at one of our luxury Skaneateles rentals.
Harriet Tubman House
Harriet Tubman accomplished a lot in her lifetime. She is recognized for her unwavering dedication and bravery to the cause of freedom. Harriet risked life and limb to usher enslaved people to freedom on the Underground Railroad. During her lifetime she created strong alliances with blacks and whites, and dreamed of a world where people from all backgrounds joined together as one. Her humble home is located in Auburn, NY and tours are conducted Tuesday-Friday 10AM-4PM and Saturday 10AM-3PM.
Corning Museum of Glass
Fans of Corningware Corelle dishes and Pyrex bake ware can visit this unique museum to discover the history behind those popular brands. If you are a fan of beautiful glass objects of any type, the museum is a must see. Explore gallery collections and exhibits, the glass innovation center and watch glassmaking demonstrations. Corning, NY.
Watkins Glen International
Racing fans should not miss an opportunity to visit this legendary racetrack where exciting events such as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Cheeze-It 355 and the Xfinity Series Zippo 200 take place. The first professional race was held here in 1957. Watkins Glen, NY.
Taughannock State Park
As soon as you enter this historic park, you’ll understand why it remains one of the most popular state parks in New York. Walk the hiking trails that take you along winding paths of natural beauty carved out of the earth thousands of years ago. It has picnic areas where you can relax, but you should hike the trail to see the magnificent waterfall that is the highest one you’ll see east of the Rocky Mountains. Ulysses, NY.
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July in the Finger Lakes region is as Americana as apple pie. People in this area look forward each year to celebrating America’s birthday with lots of music, food, and awesome fireworks displays. You can attend a fireworks event or just find someplace to kick back and hang out, watching the fireworks from a good outdoors seat some distance away.
While you make plans for a fun Fourth of July check out the other happenings going on in the area and consider a stay at one of our Finger Lakes luxury vacation rentals.
Watkins Glen International: SCCA Majors Super Tour – Watkins Glen, NY
Are you passionate about professional motor sports? Have you always dreamed of visiting the famous Watkins Glen International racetrack? Now is your opportunity to attend the three-day SCAA Majors Super Tour and watch America’s best amateur drivers compete to be the fastest on this historic track. For tickets visit www.theglen.com. July 3-5.
BBQ Battle Tent Party – Canandaigua, NY
Come and celebrate Independence Day at the big Garden Tent where there will be lots of great music, delicious food and complimentary Genesee and Genny Light refreshments. Menu items include BBQ ribs, chicken, macaroni salad, corn-on-the-cob, salads and rolls. All ticket holders are entered into a contest to win a judging spot for the Amateur BBQ Battle Rib competition. Win prizes and watch cool fireworks! Event is at New York Wine and Culinary Center Gardens. Adults/Teens: $35, Children ages 4-11: $15. Starts at 6PM and ends at 9:45PM. For tickets visit www.nywcc.com. July 4.
4th of July Birthday BBQ Bash – Interlaken, NY
Spend a day of fun at the Americana Vineyards Winery and enjoy eating savory BBQ chicken, pulled pork and sausage sammies provided by the Trumansburg Fire Department. Other food such as tacos, pitas, baked potatoes and picnic sides are also available. Get wine by the bottle or glass, or partake in wine slushies, bottled beer, soda and water. Eat while enjoying musical entertainment and a show stopping fireworks display. Event starts at 12 Noon and continues through 10PM for fireworks. Bring blankets and portable seating. Adults: $5, Kids: Free. July 4
CFCU Summer Concert Series – Ithaca, NY
Gather friends and family and come to downtown Ithaca Commons for the 2015 summertime concert series sponsored by the CFCU Community Credit Union. Every Thursday evening from 6PM to 8PM features a different live band playing a variety of music styles such as rock, bluegrass, folk, country and hip hop. Wine and beer is available to drink during the free concert, and parking is available at the Green Street and Seneca Street garages. Thursdays 6PM-8PM July thru September 10.
37th Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show – Skaneateles, NY
Classic boats are on full display in the waters of Skaneateles Lake and on land in the Village of Skaneateles during this annual boat show. Admire antique and classic vintage boats while enjoying family activities such as a boat parade, music concerts, demonstrations, children’s activities, raffles and shopping. Awards are given out in 35 categories. This three-day event takes place Friday 3PM to dusk, Saturday 9AM to dusk and Sunday 8AM to 3PM. Event is at Clift Park and is free to the public. July 24-26.
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