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Learning Adventures in the Finger Lakes

Every adventure is a learning experience, and some are designed to be more educational than others. Here's a list of educational vacations available in the Finger Lakes.

Cayuga Lake Eco-Cruises

Cayuga Lake Floating Classroom

381 Enfield Main Rd.

Ithaca, NY 14850


Classes for children and adults in freshwater ecology, especially that of Cayuga Lake.

Claddagh Crush Camp

Heart & Hands Wine Company

4162 State Rt. 90

Union Springs, NY 13160


Learn to make wine from the experts.


As the world's largest not-for-profit educational travel organization for older adults, Elderhostel offers more than 8,000 learning adventures every year in all 50 U.S. states and in over 90 countries around the world. Here are the programs currently offered in and about the Finger Lakes region. The program name is Road Scholar.


All About Glass from the Crystal City and Around the World (Program #: 9535RJ) 

Finger Lakes Sampler: Tasty, Beautiful, Historic, With a Full Bouquet (Program #: 1757RJ)

Hands-On Glassmaking at the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass (Program #: 2388RJ)

Hiking the Finger Lakes Trails: Trees and Gorges in Wine Country (Program #: 1266RJ)

Iroquois Culture: Yesterday and Today (Program #13364RJ)

Trio of American Genius: Mark Twain, Glenn Curtiss, Frederick Carder (Program #: 19707RJ)

New York Kitchen

800 S. Main St.

Canandaigua, NY 14424


A wide variety of classes concentrating on the food and drink of New York State.

Ranger Outfitters

261 Baker St.

Corning, NY 14830


Outdoor skills classes in rading a topographical map, using a GPS and more.

Sommerville Pottery

8727 Thornapple Hill Ext.

Pulteney, NY 14873


Pottery classes for the young and young at heart.

Spring Field Ornithology

Cornell University

Lab of Ornithology

159 Sapsucker Woods Rd.

Ithaca, NY 14853

The owner/publisher of this Web site personally endorses this course and can attest that Steve Kress is a great teacher. Learn how to identify birds from the best birders in the business. You will not be disappointed!


Created 6 June 2018








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