- The list below includes 61 free or cheap things to do in or near Finger Lakes, New York, including 64 different types of inexpensive activities like History Museums, Movie Theaters, Breweries and Nature & Wildlife Areas.
- From Weaver View Farms to Keuka Lake Outlet Trail, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Finger Lakes and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Penn Yan, Auburn, Canandaigua and Seneca Falls.
Nature walkers will enjoy a stroll along Keuka Lake Outlet Trail in Penn Yan. Scenic and picturesque, the trail provides great views of birds, flowers and other foliage. Along with walkers, bikers are also welcome on the trail.
The Arts Center of Yates County is devoted to bringing artistic opportunities to the area. The center hosts a variety of exhibits of local and regional artists' work, and hosts workshops and special events.
Dedicated to preserving and celebrating the history and culture of the Yates County area, the Yates County History Center includes multiple museums as well as a restored carriage house. The museum features permanent exhibits, archives, and genealogical materials.
A locally-owned cinema multiplex with three theaters, Lake Street Plaza Theatres shows first-run Hollywood movies. The theater offers discount matinees, as well as a variety of other promotions and combo options.
Planted on 1.5-acres of land, the Climbing Bines Hop Farm is a farm that is characterized by seven cultivars and almost 1500 rolling hills. The farm offers freshly harvested wet and dried whole leaf hops for specialty ales.