Author: Finger Lakes Visitors Connection

Artists have always been drawn to the Finger Lakes because they found inspiration in its scenic beauty, including waterfalls, the rolling hills and four distinct seasons. Performing, musical, visual, and literary artists have long found something distinctly special here. View the magnificent works at main street art galleries like Finger Lakes Gallery and Frame along with specialty shops like Artizanns and Wizard of Clay.

Fairport, NY - The 8th annual New York Ice Wine & Culinary Festival will take place on Saturday, February 13. The festival showcases wineries from across the state that produce the delicacy called ice wine in the traditional manner. Ice wine and its creator - winter - are at the forefront of all the activities: from tastings and infused cuisine to sleigh rides and cocktails.

South Bristol:  Through the stillness at the summit of Bristol Mountain the sound of guests zipping through the forest on the new Zip Line Canopy Tour can be heard. This three hour guided tour consists of seven individual zip lining courses totaling over 5,000 feet with speeds reaching over 40 mph. 

CANANDAIGUA – Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park in Canandaigua, NY is offering two holiday events this season that harken back to Canandaigua’s historic past— the elegant Victorian fantasy Christmas party, the Sonnenberg Christmas Gala on December 6 and the festive Sonnenberg Christmas Community Day on December 12.

November 5, 2015                                        

Canandaigua, NY—On November 11, 2015, the seminal federal Canandaigua Treaty will once again be commemorated in Canandaigua, where in 1794, representatives of the Haudenosaunee (Six Nations) and the United States government met to sign an historic agreement. Friends of Ganondagan, along with the 1794 Canandaigua Treaty Committee, host this annual event in recognition of the treaty that brought peace between the Haudenosaunee and the United States, and recognized the sovereignty of the Haudenosaunee to govern and set laws as individual nations.