Explore the Finger Lakes

The Finger Lakes Museum

11 Glacial Lakes. 14 Counties. 1 Playground.

Nestled in the heart of it all on the north end of Keuka Lake, the Finger Lakes Museum stirs the imagination, educates the mind, and inspires visitors of all ages. Our mission is to inspire appreciation and celebrate the cultures and ecology of the vast Finger Lakes Region.

While the museum building is currently under construction, we do not have open hours for visitors. We encourage you to participate in our programs and events held throughout the season or to visit the campus from dawn to dusk to explore our wetlands property, boardwalk and lakeside octagon pavilion, kayak/canoe launch, and playscape. Download a sitemap at the bottom of this page for additional details.

Get Involved

The Finger Lakes Museum is a space that allows for a tremendous amount of involvement in a variety of ways. We are grateful for those who are willing to donate their time, donate financially, join us in one of our exciting programs or share FLM information with friends or family. Anything you can do to share the museum’s mission is appreciated and welcomed.

Become part of the FLM story.

Upcoming Programs

Kayak Lessons

Kayak Lessons

Everyone must believe in something. We believe you should go kayaking with us! This class will help newcomers to kayaking with beginning skills, and will help the intermediate level kayakers to refine their strokes, and add more skills to their kayaking repertoire....

ACA Kayak Instructor Certification Training

ACA Kayak Instructor Certification Training

ACA Certified Instructor Trainer Tom Nickels, owner of Riverwind Kayak, will be leading this Level 1/Level 2 class. Tom has been leading kayak adventures and training instructors for almost two decades. Paddling skills and techniques, safety rescue and towing will all...

Kayak Fitness and Form Clinic

Kayak Fitness and Form Clinic

You have been paddling a while, and are comfortable in the seat. You know what you are doing but are you ready to “up your game” to a new level? Would you like to have a serious paddling workout?  Are you in training for the Paddle Keuka 5K coming up in August?  Or...

Get to know the Finger Lakes Museum

Our Mission Our mission is to inspire appreciation and celebrate the cultures and ecology of the vast Finger Lakes Region.

The Goal Our goal is to create a place that offers unparalleled, experiential immersion in the understanding of the Finger Lakes Region. Through educational programming, interactive exhibits, and informal play, we aim to educate and inspire.
The Wildlife Preserve The Townsend-Grady Wildlife Preserve has served as a natural water filtration system for over 160 square miles of agricultural and residential runoff for thousands of years. The FLM has developed trails, a boardwalk leading to a shoreline octagon pavilion, and interpretive signs for the Preserve.

FLM Campus The FLM site, located at the four corners of Branchport on Keuka Lake, is home to the soon-to-be Main Exhibit Building of the Finger Lakes Museum. Currently working out of the former Branchport School Building, the FLM plans to demolish and build a new structure to house interactive and engaging exhibits, host educational programs, and create community events. Our 13-acre campus along Sugar Creek is the perfect location for paddling programs. Participants can launch canoes and kayaks at our self-service floating launch and take the stream path into Keuka. The Creekside Center Barn is home to our warm weather programming and our canoe and kayak livery. Visitors are welcome to explore our newly added Playscape, a natural playground experience or take a stroll through our StoryWalk to read pages of a children’s book throughout the landscape. Walking though the 16-acre Townsend-Grady Wildlife Preserve listen to the birds and other wildlife along the creek. The 1-mile trails lead visitors to a boardwalk and octagon pavilion that overlooks Keuka Lake.

FLM’s Main Building With an exterior designed to mimic the shape of the hills, our new building interior will feature interpretive exhibits about the nature, culture and experiences of the Finger Lakes Region. The space will encompass a community center and education wing dedicated for public and private events.

Prepare to:

  • explore the immersive exhibits with newfound wonder;
  • marvel at the artistic design showcasing the natural beauty;
  • gather information to further enhance your Finger Lakes experience, whether you’re a tourist or a local.

We will be thrilled to welcome you to the space when our doors officially open.

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Finger Lakes Museum