For us in Ontario County, March is about all things maple (I think there might also be a basketball tournament as well? I will check on that). Maple Weekends in March are a great time to spotlight the sugarmakers that keep our pancakes coated with syrup year-round, and the process of turning the sap into syrup. 

The Finger Lakes is a winter lover’s dream. With annual snowfall totals as high as 120 inches, the region offers boundless opportunity for fans of skiing, snowshoeing, sledding and snowboarding. But if you want to have fun in the snow with no equipment except your own two hands, there’s nothing better than a good old-fashioned snowball fight. Luckily, there are plenty of local parks that are perfect for staging a snowy attack. We’ve rounded up six of our favorites below!

Every February, Americans honor the contributions and achievements of African-American culture during Black History Month. The overwhelming response and support of what started as a weeklong celebration in 1926 helped expand the event to an entire month 50 years later when President Gerald Ford beckoned the country to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”

Winter in the Finger Lakes is ideal for kids who love sledding, skiing or snowball fights, but sometimes there are days when even the hardiest winter lovers don’t want to go outside. On those bitter, icy days when it’s too cold to even build a snowman, entertain the kids at Eastview Mall in Victor, NY. Far more than just a place to shop, Eastview is full of activities for the younger set.

Here are four best bets inside Eastview Mall for keeping the kids busy and happy on the coldest of winter days.

4 Ways to Enjoy Winter While Staying Warm

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 3:00 PM by Melissa Knoblauch

The winter air is quiet. Peaceful. Trees in the Finger Lakes are blanketed in white, fields of fresh clean snow glisten in the (sometimes rare) sunlight. Who doesn't smile when reminiscing about the gift of snow days, fort building or catching that elusive snowflake on your tongue? Sure, it gets a little chilly, but nothing a warm sweater and scarf combo can’t take care of. For those who enjoy winter but also love being warm, I’ve got four ideas how you can get out and stay warm while exploring Ontario County in the Finger Lakes!

With the temperatures starting to drop a bit in Ontario County, it’s time to pull out the crockpot and the comfort food recipes that make the winter months so cozy. But if you’re on vacation (Or don’t want to cook!) the question becomes “Which of the many amazing Ontario County restaurants should I go to for a hot meal?”

Don’t worry—Finger Lakes Visitors Connection has you covered with our favorite spots for a great wintertime meal! 

The anniversary of the end of Prohibition is almost upon us! Prohibition in the United States was a nationwide constitutional ban on the production, importation, transportation and sale of alcoholic beverages from 1920 to 1933. And Ontario County is rejoicing with celebrations, deals and special events all around the Finger Lakes!