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.

The 180-plus store Eastview Mall in Victor added a 140,000 square-foot Von Maur department store, the first Von Maur store in the Northeast. The anchor for a $55 million redevelopment project at Eastview Mall, Van Maur has been joined by ten new tenants in the renovated wing, including Brighton, Athleta, Papayrus, Brooks Brothers and Vera Bradley. www.eastviewmall.com 

Geneva, New York, February 4, 2014 – 
Taste cool-climate wines from around the world, try wine and food pairings and learn why wineries in New York’s Finger Lakes have gained international respect. Joshua Greene, editor and publisher of Wine & Spirits magazine, will be the keynote speaker at the second annual Wine Symposium of the Finger Lakes, which will be held June 13-14 in Geneva, New York. 

Naples, N.Y. - Expensive dinners, chocolates, and wine are the tried and true ways to impress on Valentine's Day. But if you want to experience a little something new on the holiday of love, look to Arbor Hill. On Feb. 8, Arbor Hill is combining old traditions with new treats at "Vintage, Vines & Valentines," an annual celebration of love and friendship taking place in Naples, N.Y. 

January 15, 2014 – [For immediate release] - Newly launched Finger Lakes Yogascapes is attracting national attention and participation for its yoga and physical adventure escapes. The company aims to take regional and seasonal retreats to a new level, showcasing Canandaigua Lake’s natural beauty, New York wines and culinary delights, and other unique, local attractions. 

Celebrate National Pie Day!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 3:34 PM by Finger Lakes Visitors Connection

Naples, N.Y. - Not many people outside of New York State get to experience the grape pie. It's unique to the Finger Lakes Region and has remained an elusive foodie delight in our area since the 1960s. But this year, Arbor Hill is making the famous Naples Grape Pie available for all to try. Whether you are observing National Pie Day on January 23 or National Pi Day on March 14, a grape pie is a great way to celebrate. 

Canandaigua, NY (January 7, 2014), With frozen smiles are their faces diehard skiers and snowboarders converged on Bristol Mountain today.  The same theme was heard from all, “Protecting exposed skin, layering clothes and frequent breaks is the key to getting quality runs in on the slopes in this type of weather condition”.  On a break, seventy-seven year old season passholder,  Ed Cook described the conditions as fine today.  When asked if he was going back out after his coffee break he, gave an enthusiastic, “Yep!, It’s a good day to ski”.