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recommendations on things to do 30 minutes from skaneateles?

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recommendations on things to do 30 minutes from skaneateles?

I have 2 kids (8-10 years old) and 2 active fit seniors. We have the week planned out to visit watkin and buttermilk but needs some recommendations on "must see" attractions within 30 minutes of our lakehouse which we rented for the week. Prefer nature/hiking interests but will take any advice....thanks.

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1. Re: recommendations on things to do 30 minutes from skaneateles?

We are going to corning as well and need an activity for one day that we haven't planned out.

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2. Re: recommendations on things to do 30 minutes from skaneateles?

Fillmore Glen State Park is nearby: http://nysparks.com/parks/157/details.aspx

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3. Re: recommendations on things to do 30 minutes from skaneateles?

For hiking near Skaneateles, I also strongly recommend Filmore Glen (you can swim there as well as hike).

Another good option is about 20 minutes north on Route 41A (west side of the lake) to New Hope (Carpenters Falls and Bahar Nature Preserve). There are trails there; some that traverse the woods and some that lead to Carpenters Falls and the lake itself. If you go there, I don't recommend taking the leftmost trail as it is too steep for kids IMO.

In Corning, the Glass Center is a no brainer (especially for kids!) - lots of interesting exhibits illustrating the science behind glass and cool glass blowing shows in addition to the less interesting glass exhibits.

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4. Re: recommendations on things to do 30 minutes from skaneateles?

thanks so much.

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5. Re: recommendations on things to do 30 minutes from skaneateles?

You don't say what day of the week you need to fill, what time of the year you're coming or what lake you're staying on. Many of the lakes have tour boats. Some of the lakes have shops that rent out kayaks and canoes. If your free day is near Ithaca, you make want to check out the Sciencenter http://www.sciencenter.org/. If your free day is a weekend day in October, you may want to check out the Friends of the Library book sale www.booksale.org which has 250,000 books of which 25,000 are children's books or the Insectapalooza at Cornell …cornell.edu/cals/…insectapalooza.cfm

More ideas about what to do with kids are here: www.ilovethefingerlakes.com/fun/kids.htm

Ronda Roaring

ILovetheFingerLakes.com

Edited: 02 September 2012, 17:41
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