Itineraries

We’ve compiled a number of suggested itineraries to help plan your next trip along the Finger Lakes Beer Trail. Use them as they are or combine a few for a multi-day excursion!

Keep in mind that most breweries with tasting rooms charge a small fee for tastings (usually $3-$5). Most brew pubs offer tasting flights for purchase, but some only serve pints.

Also, please remember to drive responsibly and use a designated driver. Or better yet, leave the driving to somebody else and take a limo, town car, or even a stretch Hummer! A sampling of area transportation companies can be found here.

Many locations require reservations for large groups of 6 or more.

We hope you enjoy your day along the Finger Lakes Beer Trail!

Cayuga Lake and Auburn
This one or two day itinerary can be started from any point and takes you to breweries around scenic Cayuga Lake and the charming, historic city of Auburn. For a longer trip, consider combining this itinerary with Ithaca or Seneca Lake itineraries.
Eastern Seneca Lake - Horseheads - Elmira
This itinerary can be done in either one or two days, depending on how much time you want to spend at each stop. You'll visit breweries along the eastern shore of picturesque Seneca Lake and down into Horseheads and Elmira.
I-81 Corridor (Syracuse-Cortland-Binghamton)
Start at one end or the other, this fun-filled itinerary takes you to breweries along the I-81 Corridor spanning from Syracuse to Binghamton.
Ithaca - Auburn - Syracuse Loop
Looking to spend a couple of craft-beer filled days in the Ithaca, Auburn, and Syracuse areas? Then this itinerary is for you!
Ithaca - Cortland - Binghamton Loop
This full day itinerary takes you to breweries along the rolling hills of rural New York State.
Northern Tier / I-90 Corridor
This itinerary takes you to breweries along the northern tier of the Finger Lakes Beer Trail. Meant to start at one end, in either Rochester or Syracuse, this itinerary is best spread out over 2 days. Remember to bring money for tolls, as you'll be traveling along I-90 for most of your trip.
Rochester - Canandaigua Loop
Starting and ending in the Rochester area, this 2-day itinerary takes you to breweries along the northwestern corner of the Finger Lakes Beer Trail. This itinerary can also be started at other points along the loop, such as Canandaigua or Naples.
Seneca Lake Loop
This 2-day itinerary takes you to breweries located around scenic Seneca Lake. It is set up to start and end in either Watkins Glen or Geneva, but you can customize to your needs and enter the loop at any point you wish.
Southern Tier / I-86 Corridor
This itinerary takes you to breweries along New York’s Southern Tier Expressway (I-86). Meant to start at one end, in either Corning or Binghamton, this itinerary can be accomplished in one day.
Western Finger Lakes Loop
This itinerary takes you to breweries along the western side of the Finger Lakes Beer Trail, extending along Route 390 from Western Rochester and down into the Southern Tier.
Western Seneca - Keuka Loop
Spend a day or two driving among the picturesque scenery of Seneca and Keuka Lakes with this itinerary.
Western Seneca - Keuka Loop EXPANDED
This itinerary is the same as the one above, but adds in more brewery stops in the Corning area. If you're looking for a multi-day trip, combine this itinerary with the Eastern Seneca Lake - Horseheads - Elmira itinerary.