What activities list would be complete without some shopping options? While you will find interesting shops and boutiques throughout the Finger Lakes Region, here are a few to consider during your trip, a couple of which are suitable for a serious shopping foray.
The Windmill Farm & Craft Market, a large partially outdoor market, is located midway between Penn Yan and Dundee, NY. The Windmill, with approximately 200 craft shops, farmers stalls, and food stands, has become a premier tourist attraction, and, while only open on Saturdays and summer holidays, its weekly attendance ranges from 8,000 to 10,000 people.
Waterloo Premium Outlets is a beautifully designed outdoor center located on Route 318 between Geneva and Waterloo, NY. The Center offers approximately 100 stores featuring designer and brand name outlets, accessories and jewelry, gift and specialty items, claiming every day savings of 25% to 65%.
The transformation of Downtown Corning NY's Market Street, the Gaffer District, into a retail, service, and dining center over the past four decades has been fueled by a healthy business environment, which includes stunning historic architecture, sights, nightlife, shopping, a full schedule of events, and a vibrant cultural and arts scene.
MacKenzie-Childs is a manufacturer of ceramics and a retailer of hand painted imported furniture based in Aurora, NY. Known for its distinctive, imaginative and whimsical designs of a full range of home furnishings and gifts, its campus offers tours of its production facility and seriously unique farmhouse.
Eastview Mall, located in Victor, NY (near Rochester at the intersection of Routes 90 and 490), is an upscale indoor shopping center anchored by several major department stores. In addition, it houses a wide variety of specialty stores, several restaurants and a large cinema. Other national big-box retailers are in the area as well.
Skaneateles is a quaint town at the north end of Skaneateles Lake (which name is from the Iroquois term for "long lake."), southwest of Syracuse, NY. Over the years the Skaneateles downtown has evolved into an upscale and unique shopping area, with several shops, boutiques, restaurants and other attractions.