I recently read a statistic that 45% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions. The top 5? It’s the usual boring stuff:
1. Lose weight
2. Get organized
3. Spend less, save more
4. Enjoy life to the fullest
5. Learn something new and exciting
I’m not too keen on these, so this year, I’ve decided to turn the top five New Year’s resolutions into Finger Lakes resolutions! Here’s how I recommend adapting America’s top 5 New Year’s resolutions to Finger Lakes resolutions.
1. Lose weight in Nature’s Health Club
There’s no reason to spend so much money joining a traditional health club when you have the Finger Lakes great outdoors right here. That’s why we call the region Nature’s Health Club! Go snowshoeing this winter at Cumming Nature Center or cross country skiing at Harriet Hollister. Try standup paddleboarding this summer with Finger Lakes Yogascapes. Take a bike ride along the lakes. Enjoy a hike at Grimes Glen in Naples or along the Victor Hiking Trails. Play some disc golf at Lakefront Park in Geneva or at the Victor Apple Farm. The options really are endless, and all are guaranteed to help you stay fit!
2. Get organized with trails
Sure, you can get organized with a new filing system or some other boring product from an office supply store, but I say you get organized with Finger Lakes trails! Trails are ideas for traveling around the Finger Lakes all packaged together under one common theme, so it’s easy for you to figure out exactly where to go! There is the Finger Lakes Beer Trail, the Canandaigua Wine Trail, the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, and many more. Find the perfect trail just for you at FingerLakesTrails.com.
3. Spend less, save more and shop local
Do you really need that new kitchen gadget from Amazon? I say no! Save your money and shop local at places like Wizard of Clay or Artizanns. Explore our downtowns and visit unique shops like Finger Lakes Gifts & Lounge in Geneva and the Pat Rini Rohrer Gallery in Canandaigua. There are so many opportunities in the Finger Lakes to save on those online shipping costs while supporting local, small businesses!
4. Enjoy life to the fullest by living your #FLXperience
The Finger Lakes is full of experiences! Experiences like taking a cooking class at the New York Wine & Culinary Center, building a snowman along the lakefront, tasting beer at Naked Dove Brewing or Nedloh, and seeing a show at The Smith Opera House. Find your own experience in the Finger Lakes at FLXperience.com and share it on Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #FLXperience.
5. Learn something new and exciting while exploring Finger Lakes culture
The Finger Lakes is full of culture and history! Did you know we have one of the largest antique carriage collections at Granger Homestead? Did you know that Ganondagan was once the site of a thriving Native American village? Did you know that the Naples Hotel is haunted by six friendly ghosts? You can learn something new every day about Finger Lakes culture and history! Find out more by visiting our history, tours and museums page and our arts and theater section.