Author: David Lee
David Lee spent his childhood in the Finger Lakes and loved it so much he decided to stay and work in tourism so he could help bring Finger Lakes fun to others! When David is not at the office, you’ll most likely find him on one of the many top-notch golf courses in the area. He is also a mountain biker who loves cruising the trails in Victor. David takes a special interest in all the natural assets of the Finger Lakes. He says, “It’s a great place to taste, travel and explore every day.”

March means maple here in the Finger Lakes and boy do we have some greats ways to experience all that syrup! New York State Maple weekends are a great way to get into the action and get those taste buds stimulated!


Fun Fact: Did you know that New York State is the second largest maple syrup producer in the United States?

Nature’s Health Club takes to the Trees!

Monday, May 2, 2016 3:54 PM by David Lee

If you haven’t taken to the trees and explored the canopy at Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures you are missing out. The Finger Lakes is a premiere outdoor recreation destination. Hands down it’s the best health club with a view. Thanks, Mother Nature!

The Aerial Park boasts seven challenging courses, two kids courses, 125-plus elements (elements are the fun stuff!) and (wow!) 5,000 feet of zip line.

It’s a burning Ring of Fire!

Friday, September 4, 2015 3:17 PM by David Lee

Say it isn’t so, but let’s send-off summer with a celebration! The nights are getting cooler; the days are getting shorter; it’s time for the annual Ring of Fire. Labor Day weekend is upon us.

To a visitor, you may think we are crazy or had a little too much fun this summer. Seeing that every store for the last month has road flares up and down the aisles. One must wonder what’s up with all these flares. But these Ring of Fire flares are used for an ode to the past, a Seneca tradition of thanksgiving.

Kayaking Canandaigua Lake and Beyond!

Thursday, June 11, 2015 10:00 AM by David Lee

One of the best ways to take in the Finger Lakes is by kayak. There is just something about kayaking in the Finger Lakes and watching the lake change as you are a part of it. Pictured above, some friends and I were out for a paddle on Canandaigua Lake - to Squaw Island!

NYS Maple Weekends - March 21 & 22 and March 28 & 29!

Spring is in the air and that means the NYS Maple Weekends are here! Looking for the best place to exercise your taste buds? Well, you’re in luck! Here is an Insider’s guide to all of the “Maple” events happening in Ontario County. The action begins on Saturday, March 21 & Sunday, March 22 and continues Saturday, March 28 & Sunday, March 29.

Six ways to keep warm in the Finger Lakes

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 4:30 PM by David Lee

Brr… that’s right - it’s that time of year when you find every way possible to keep warm. As Nat King Cole puts it “Baby it’s cold outside.” So kick back and relax while enjoying your favorite glass of a warm Finger Lakes something. Maybe it’s a cup coffee from Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters or mulled wine from White Springs Winery. 
 
Here are some more of my favorite Finger Lakes “goods” and tips to keep warm this winter!

A few weeks ago my wife asks me, “Let’s spend the day down in Naples and do something fun?”  I replied, “Sounds like a plan!” Having a 7 month old and in the midst of remodeling our kitchen - time poverty was high in the “Lee” household. 

The next challenge, secure a babysitter. Success! We found a babysitter and had 4 hours to experience Naples! We know that isn't enough time but off we went. I planned a quick itinerary in my head that started us out in South Bristol and finished in the heart of Naples.  To my surprise, the majority of these upcoming stops my wife had never experienced before and that was about to change!