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Rochester to Skaneateles: A Perfect Weekend Road Trip

Does it seem like summer is in full swing, and you’ve pretty much seen and done all there is to see and do in your neck of the woods? Weekend getaways—while you have the time—are such a great way to break up your routine and see new places that you normally don’t get to see! Even more so, turning that getaway into a road trip with stops along your drive adds an extra element of adventure to your travels. There are few better places to road trip than the beautiful Finger Lakes Region with so much to take in and explore.

One awesome weekend getaway destination for you and some friends or family is Skaneateles. Not only does this cute little town boast charming shops and restaurants, but it’s also home to Skaneateles Lake, crowned the “Jewel of the Finger Lakes Region.” Looking to live that lake life and soak in the surroundings of a new place? Skaneateles is the place for you. Planning an entire itinerary on where to stop along the way to eat, shop and explore may seem daunting, so here is some inspiration to get you started!

A route along I-90 and US-20 will help you hit some great spots along the way. The first stop is Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge in Seneca Falls. This home for wildlife is at the north end of Cayuga Lake. Here would be a great spot to kick off your trip, unplugging from your daily worries and connecting with nature. If you’re looking for a quick stop, the Visitors Center is where you’ll want to go. If you have a bit more time, the Wildlife Drive is the most popular attraction. This drive ends at an access point to more viewing areas as well as walking trails.