Author: Finger Lakes Visitors Connection

Finger Lakes Visitors Connection is the tourism promotion and management agency for Ontario County. Our mission is to create visitorship and economic vitality for Ontario County by marketing its tourism assets and positioning the area as a premier leisure and meetings destination.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today traveled to Canandaigua to announce the long-awaited kick off of the North Shore project, a local lakeshore development initiative that will transform 21 acres of dilapidated property into residential, retail and commercial space. The Governor today announced $1.5 million in additional state assistance – on top of $1.5 million designated through the 2013 Regional Economic Development Council process – enabling Phase 1 of the $120 million project to begin this year. The project is expected to create 175 permanent jobs and 400 construction jobs. 

With five successful years under its belt, the Finger Lakes Riesling Festival is partnering with the New York Wine & Culinary Center and the Canandaigua Rotary to make 2014 the best Riesling Festival yet. Presented by LNB (Lyons National Bank), the festival is set for August 9-10, 2014, along the Canandaigua City Pier and at the New York Wine & Culinary Center. This year’s festival is expected to be the largest fundraising weekend in the entire Finger Lakes region, drawing more than 30,000 attendees.