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.

Bristol Valley Theater, Naples’ award-winning live professional theater, will reprise their annual FALL FOLK FEST every Saturday night in October. This rich harvest of music features some of the region's most popular folk groups. For the first time this year, the final concert will be held at BREW & BRATS at ARBOR HILL, which has sponsored the FOLK FEST since its premier in 2010.  

Built by John and Margaret Johnston in the 1820s, the Johnston House originally sat on an important farm where John Johnston became a well-known advocate of improved farming techniques. Johnston was the first American farmer to use soil drainage tiles to increase productivity on his farm, which was considered by some in the 19th century to be “the most important agricultural spot in America.” 

Join the Finger Lakes Visitors Connection as it unveils the photography, art, local products and people of Ontario County that helped to make the happiest Visitors Guide ever. Finger Lakes Visitors Connection is showcasing travel happiness in Ontario County with the 2013 Travel Happiness Art Show. The public is invited to the Opening Reception on May 10 from 5 pm to 7 pm at Hazlitt Red Cat Cellars in Naples. 

Canandaigua, NY – December 26, 2012 — The New York Wine & Culinary Center announced today that the month of January will be dedicated to Food & Fitness with an affordable $10 per class series hosted by NYWCC Chef Instructor, Jeff McLean.  Together, you and Chef Jeff will maintain your New Year’s Resolution. 

CANANDAIGUA, NY – Finger Lakes Visitors Connection wants to know what makes you happiest about living in the Finger Lakes! If you are an Ontario County resident, we want to hear from you.  And, for those of you most willing to share the little details about living here that bring the most joy, we want to feature you in our upcoming visitors guide. 

Vine to Wine: Savor our Finger Lakes, the first of a two-part program series, will be presented by The Finger Lakes Museum at the New York Wine and Culinary Center on Thursday, November 15th.  A 45-minute documentary film will tell the stories of the hardships faced by early settlers in their unsuccessful attempts to tame wild New World grapes to make European-style wines.  Their eventual success gave birth to a fledgling wine industry, which was later crippled by the Temperance Movement.