Now that things are starting to open again, we can’t resist getting outdoors to all of the amazing local nature spots around the Finger Lakes. If you’re looking for ideas for a nature tour, here’s our little day-trip plan for you, all of it just 30 minutes from Oliver Phelps.
Cumming Nature Center
After an amazing breakfast with us, start your scenic drive out to the Cumming Nature Center. Celebrating the unique landscape and culture of the Finger Lakes region through hands-on learning opportunities and thoughtful exhibits, they also have amazing hiking through lush scenery including more than 6 miles of trails through wetlands forest. We really can’t recommend it highly enough.
Grimes Glen Creek Hike
While you’re in the area, don’t miss this other amazing hike. Featuring not one but two 60-foot waterfalls and a hemlock tree grove. It’s a place of deep history—it was once home to the oldest fossilized tree in New York (Naples Devonian Tree, though it was moved to a museum).
Lunch-time! Or dinner! The Nearby Roots Cafe is open and ready to serve you after your long day of hiking in the natural beauty of the area. Food is fresh and seasonal.
Scenic Route 12 Overlook
Whether on your way out, back or both, this is a great stop. We particularly suggest it for sunsets. The easiest way to find it is on a map via this address: 7083 Co Rd 12, Naples, NY 14512
You’ll likely find a great place to eat dinner back in Canandaigua. That should be a full day for you. Let us know how it goes when you get back to the bed & breakfast.
Don’t forget, the best place to stay for amazing day trips like this is with us! Find out more. The Bed & Breakfast at Oliverphelps is open and ready to serve you.