New York Bucket List ~ Finger Lakes Region

Back at the blog for one more full week of Bucket List entries before we head out on an adventure next week! That means the following week I will finally have some “real life” adventures to share once more! But for this week we will round out New York and get a start on Vermont. Three days of New York left!


  • Pinnacle State Park: Take in some stunning views from this high up park.


  • Harriet Tubman National Historical Park: Visit the house of this famed Underground Railroad conductor.


  • Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansions State Historic Park: Visit the grounds of this sprawling Victorian estate.


  • Waverly Glen Park: Small city park that features a waterfall.


  • American Red Cross, Clara Barton House Chapter #1: This house details the history of the Red Cross and the life of Clara Barton.


  • Mark Twain Study and Exhibit: Visit the small cottage where they idea of Huck Finn was born.
  • Newtown Battlefield State Park: Site of American Revolution battle.

Fair Haven

  • Fair Haven Beach State Park: Park that sits on the shores of Lake Ontario.


  • Buttermilk Falls State Park: Park names for the waterfall located in the park.
  • Cascadilla Creek Gorge: Enjoy several waterfalls along this creek.
  • Ithaca Falls on Fall Creek: One of several falls along the creek, this one is near the downtown area.
  • Robert H. Treman State Park: Features a gorge with several waterfalls.


  • Clark Reservation State Park: Park features a lake formed from a glacial waterfall.

Montour Falls

  • Havana Glen Park and Gorge: Small park that has a short trail leading to a waterfall.


  • Fillmore Glen State Park: Wooded park that features a gorge and waterfall.


  • Ontario County Park at Gannett Hill: Take in the views from one of the highest spots in the county.


  • Pratts Falls County Park: Scenic trails lead to a 137 ft waterfall.


  • Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical Society and Museum: Lighthouse that sits above Lake Ontario.
  • High Falls: One of three sets of waterfalls along the Genesee River.
  • National Susan B. Anthony Museum and House: Home of Susan B. Anthony for 40 years while she was fighting for women’s rights.

Seneca Falls

  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton House: Home of Suffragist, Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
  • National Women’s Hall of Fame: Dedicated to the women who have changed the world.
  • Women’s Rights National Historical Park: Preserves the site of the first Women’s Rights Convention.

Sodus Point

  • Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum: Picturesque lighthouse located on the shores of Lake Ontario.


  • Erie Canal Museum: Dives into the history of the Erie Canal.
  • Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology: Hands on science museum for all ages.


  • Taughannock Falls State Park: Park features a stunning 215 ft waterfall.


  • National Memorial Day Museum: Visit the house where the idea of Memorial Day was born.

Watkins Glen

  • Watkins Glen State Park: Beautiful hiking area to explore the rock formations and waterfall.


  • Chimney Bluffs State Park: These dramatic bluffs can be explored high above Lake Ontario.

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