Great Lakes Road Trip: Finger Lakes NY

An upgrade to business class is always welcome,

and had us rested and relaxed ready for the start of our adventure around the Great Lakes of USA and Canada, Canada being a new addition to our road trips.

Heading straight out of Boston we stopped overnight in Auburn NY before a long drive to the Finger Lakes NY and weird experience staying in an almost deserted hotel!

The Finger Lakes are so named due to the shape of them, stretching out almost like long fingers from Lake Ontario. The area is predominantly wineries and cheese outlets, although most things seemed to be still closed at this early stage of the year.

We drove down the side of Cayuga Lake towards Ithaca as the mist and fog descended, from the road you only catch odd glimpses of the lake anyway. Lots of weeping willows and magnificent magnolias brightened the otherwise dismal landscape. The Taughannock Falls were shrouded in mist

and the rain coming down discouraged us from walking the trail to the foot of the falls. Continuing on to Ithaca we couldn’t find anything there which attracted us to stop. Maybe in the summer season when shops and businesses are open the place may be different. Heading westwards to drive back up Senaca lake we made a wrong turn, and found the delightful Berta’s cafe where we had coffee

and were unable to resist the homemade blueberry scones.

The drive northwards offered little of excitement so the evening was spent browsing the designer outlets before an early night.

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