FLL 360: Fall gazing in Skaneateles (blog)

The beauty of fall in the Finger Lakes is something that must not be missed. We headed to Skaneateles, NY on the first Sunday in October to see if any of the leaves had started to turn into their golden yellow and red colors. Due to the unusually warm September weather in the Finger Lakes, leaf peeping has been delayed. Nevertheless, we were treated to a beautiful summer like day but without the usual heat of the summer sun.

We headed to Doug’s Fish Fry for our lunch. As usual there was a line at the order counter, but the line moves quickly and soon our lunch was ready. Doug’s is just one of the unique places in Skaneateles. I met Doug several years ago at his store. There is a life size cutout of him standing in the store. He started his business in Skaneateles as an 800 square foot ice cream store and the village fathers told him that he would never be a successful with such a business that only sold ice cream cones. He later expanded his little business to include the serving of sea food. As a fall treat, Doug was serving hot apple fritters – something you don’t want to miss.

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