Road Tripping To and Through the Finger Lakes Region

We made our first true summer road trip this past weekend to the Finger Lakes Region of New York. This is an area that I had not been to in more than a decade. In the early 90’s, I visited Cornell University in Ithaca, NY several times for collegiate bike races. It was good to return and see more of this great part of New York State.

 We spent two nights at the Potomac Group Campground in the  middle of Finger Lakes National Forest. The campground was the Start/Finish of the Finger Lakes Fifties.

Potomac Group Campground, Finger Lakes National Forest

We had some great family fun and visited with some friends from Rochester, NY. Deb ran the race on Saturday, we squeezed in a bike ride, we dined at the fabulous Moosewood Restaurant in Ithaca, cruised through Syracuse, and hiked at Clark Reservation State Park.

Wilderness Bottle Warmer 

We saw some cool things, even on the New York Thruway, which was loaded with summer travelers. Some of them are serious about their motorcycles.

One Mean Bike

Pulling Your House

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