7 days in Finger Lakes Wine Country, Adirondacks & Hudson River Valley Itinerary

7 days in Finger Lakes Wine Country, Adirondacks & Hudson River Valley Itinerary

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7 days in Finger Lakes Wine Country, Adirondacks & Hudson River Valley Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Drive:  4 h 30 min
1
Watkins Glen
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
2
Lake George
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Poughkeepsie
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h
End: Toronto

2
nights
Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard and Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Watkins Glen: Hammondsport (Bully Hill Vineyards Winery & Glenn H. Curtiss Museum), Three Brothers Wineries and Estates (in Geneva) and Penn Yan (Keuka Spring Vineyards & Anthony Road Wine Company). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park and do a tasting at McGregor Vineyard.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Watkins Glen itinerary builder app .

Toronto, Canada to Watkins Glen is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Toronto in October, Watkins Glen is little chillier at night with lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Lake George.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hammondsport, Dundee, Penn Yan, Three Brothers Wineries and Estates
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Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum ©
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum
Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard ©
Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard

2
nights
Lake George

Lake George ©
A playground for America’s wealthy families, Lake George was nicknamed "Queen of the American Lakes." While these families often stayed in private country houses, a tourism industry built up around them in the early 20th century facilitated by two YMCAs.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Prospect Mountain and then learn about all things military at Fort Ticonderoga. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Star Trek Original Series Set Tour, do a tasting at Adirondack Winery, get a taste of the local shopping with The Hyde Collection Art Museum and Historic Home, then explore the activities along Lake George, and finally do a tasting at Adirondack Winery.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lake George trip planner .

Drive from Watkins Glen to Lake George in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Lake George can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Poughkeepsie.

Things to do in Lake George

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ticonderoga, The Hyde Collection Art Museum and Historic Home, Adirondack Winery Bolton Landing Tasting Room
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Star Trek Original Series Set Tour ©
Star Trek Original Series Set Tour
Fort Ticonderoga ©
Fort Ticonderoga
Prospect Mountain ©
Prospect Mountain

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nights
Poughkeepsie

Poughkeepsie ©
Poughkeepsie, officially the City of Poughkeepsie, is a city in the state of New York, United States, which is the county seat of Dutchess County. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): snap pictures at Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, then view the masterpieces at DM Weil Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, and finally contemplate the long history of Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, contemplate the long history of Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, and then view the masterpieces at Albert Shahinian Fine Art.

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You can drive from Lake George to Poughkeepsie in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Poughkeepsie can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Poughkeepsie

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Albert Shahinian Fine Art, DM Weil Gallery
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