Category - Food & Restaurants

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! 

5 Autumn Alternatives to Pumpkin Spice

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 1:00 PM by Melissa Knoblauch

Once a year, the cherry blossoms bloom over the streets in Bonn, Germany, turning them into vibrant tourist attractions.

Once a year, on 11/11 at 11:11am, sunrays pour through five pillars in Arizona, perfectly illuminating the Anthem Veterans Memorial.

Once a year, sweater-weather lovers across the nation lose their minds over the rebirth of … pumpkin spice.

Two of those, I needed to google. One, I did not.

Here’s the thing: While pumpkins get the glory, there’s plenty of space to take the place of the season’s most overrated passion project. I don’t want to ruffle too many feathers, but the fall fandom of pumpkin spice leafs me no choice! It’s time for five fall-ternatives to the pumpkin-spice life. 

Craft beer is having a moment, especially here in New York State. While the Finger Lakes area is most commonly associated with wine, the presence of breweries throughout Ontario County cannot be overlooked. To celebrate American Craft Beer Week, I decided to round up some pictures from our local breweries—and maybe inspire you to go have a pint or two this weekend. (I know I will!) 

Our Sugary Sweet List of Maple Weekend Events

Thursday, March 15, 2018 8:00 AM by Kendall Knaak

March means maple, especially for Ontario County in the Finger Lakes! During Maple Weekend, maple farms across New York State invite visitors to their “sugar houses” to experience firsthand how pure, mouthwatering maple syrup and other related products are made. Visitors also have the opportunity to enjoy fun, family-friendly activities, taste New York's freshest syrup and purchase maple products.

18 Things to Do in 2018

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 10:00 AM by Melissa Knoblauch

It’s March, folks. That means 2018 has come and if you haven’t already, it’s time to crumple that old crinkled list of last year’s to-dos, skyhook it straight to the trash and trade it in for this brand-new, shiny list for a whopping price of $Free.99! That’s right, it’s 2018 (aka TwentyGreatTeen) and adventure is out there. It’s time to giddy-up and go. Here are 18 things to do in 2018.