In this article:
- Parent’s Tips On Finger Lakes, NY
- Video of Finger Lakes region
- More Baby-Friendly Vacation Spots In North-East USA
Parent’s Tips On Finger Lakes, NY
We were recently touring the Finger lakes region of central New York. It’s lovely in the summer and we were spending two weeks driving and staying in small towns. There are a lot of things to do in Finger Lakes with children. Since our baby was just a baby, we mostly had her in the stroller as we walked around. She loved it, though. When she gets older, she will be able to participate more and we look forward to bringing her to for example the Sciencenter in Ithaca, the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, the Eldridge Park which was recently renovated and a lot of the nature, parks, and museums in Finger Lakes. 🙂 But for this trip had another focus.
Anyway, the trip was going well but we were missing our babysitter. We felt like a little alone time during our vacation would be nice. I’m sure every parent knows what I mean.
We spent the night in a small town called Baldwinsville, in a quaint little Inn right in the middle of town. The Inn is a historic mill that has been renovated, it sits right on the river and the Erie Canal. It’s named The Red Mill Inn. The staff there was very nice and I talked to the manager about the fact that I was missing my babysitter. She was quick to help me and got out her cell phone and dialed her own babysitter.
The young lady came by so we could meet and we arranged for her to stay with our daughter (8 months old) while we walked across the bridge to a very nice little restaurant for a romantic dinner.
Normally I would be a little hesitant to leave the baby with someone I did not know well, but the Inn was so baby friendly I knew it would be OK, And it was.
Video of Finger Lakes Region, NY
If you have been to Finger Lakes, please share your tips and experiences by leaving a comment below.