Skaneateles: an itinerary

I recently went up to the Finger lakes in upstate New York for the February long weekend. Since this was the winter our activities were restricted to indoor activities, however I hear it’s a beautiful place to go to in the summer as well.

*Note: Things I researched but didn’t end up doing are denoted with a `` (asterisk)**


We stayed at the Mirbeau Skaneateles which is a lovely boutique spa and hotel. While staying here is definitely expensive, I would recommend visiting the hot tub and the spa for a day visit even if you aren’t staying here.


  • Charlie Major Nature Trail – we hiked some of this in the snow as well.
  • Carpenter Falls
  • Skaneateles Lake
    • Walk along it
    • Take a boat tour
    • Take a fishing boat
    • Just take a boat and chill 😛
  • Mirbeau Skaneateles Spa
  • Lockwood Lavender Farm*
  • Gallery 54*
  • Shopping
    • Interiors: DROOZ and Company
    • Clothing: Skaneateles 300

Food and Drinks

  • Elephant and The Dove – a Mexican place in upstate New York – temper your expectations. The salsa, guac and chips were quite good though.
  • Mirbeau Skaneateles Spa – we had our meals at the hotel most often
  • The Krebs*
  • Valentine’s Delicatessen*
  • Last Shot Distillery* – stopped here to use the bathroom only
  • Anyela’s Vineyards*

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