Author: Finger Lakes Visitors Connection

Finger Lakes Visitors Connection is the tourism promotion agency representing Ontario County in the Finger Lakes. Our team provides visitor information on wine trails, lake activities, historic attractions, spas, shopping, and more. Take a look around this website, request information or call our office to get more detailed itineraries, routes, trip planning suggestions.

There is not a single word in the English language that rhymes with purple, which is only fitting for a festival as unique as its color. The Naples Grape Festival was born in 1961 and continues to come alive every September. Located in the valley, this annual festivity celebrates the great grape and all its tasty and talented offerings.  With gifted artists, vibrant musicians and expert wine makers, the Naples Grape Festival is one of a kind.

Don’t know where to start? Here are Eight Great Grape Festival To-Do’s. 

Here’s a question: On a scale from one to glowing red campfire embers, how hot have you felt this summer? If you answered anywhere in the range of hotter-than-a-pancake-on-a-frying-pan, you’re not alone. With temperatures deciding to go the way of scorched earth, it’s not uncommon to lather up multiple sunscreen applications, stick your head in the freezer and down enough water to fill a kiddie pool each and every day. In an effort to ease up on the aloe while still enjoying the sunniest slices of summer, we’ve come up with five ways to beat the heat.

March means maple, especially for the Wohlschlegel family. A maple farm located in Naples, this family has a great appreciation for the traditions of maple syrup production, and enjoys sharing that history and experience with visitors who come to see how maple syrup is produced.

Are you in need of a peaceful getaway? Do you love animals and nature? In the heart of the Finger Lakes wine region, you can enjoy the 33 acres of Mountain Horse Farm! Suzanne and Rudi Vullers moved to the United States from a small village in the Netherlands and wanted to create a place where people can stay, relax, take a break and be in nature with horses—and chose Naples to do it because it’s similar to their home.

Read on to discover why Mountain Horse Farm should be on your radar for your next trip.

Many of us are likely familiar with the frequently touted (and research-proven) positive effects of travel on our work performance, relationships and personal well-being.

But, with all the national conversation about creating and keeping good American jobs, how much thought do we give to travel’s economic power in our lives?