West River, Canandaigua Lake

Naples Grape Pie: A Finger Lakes Must-Have for Family Gatherings

Unique to the Finger Lakes, Grape Pies were created in the 1950s and credited to long time Naples, NY resident Irene Bouchard. Best made with grapes freshly picked in the late summer and early fall, the rich purple color and texture reminds me a bit of blueberry pie, only better. Once you bite into a slice of this deliciously juicy, sweet but tart pie you are sure to crave a whole pie! …

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Labor Day - It starts with a burning Ring of Fire!

Labor Day Weekend is the unofficial end of summer, but it really depends how you look at it. No matter how much I adore summer, fall gives me a little kick in the butt to ramp things up again and get rolling on new projects.But, before we bid adieu to those ‘lazy days of summer,’ let’s enjoy our last sun-soaked afternoons and balmy evenings with Labor Day weekend activities topped off by the awesome “Ring of Fire” celebrations on Canandaigua, Honeoye, and Keuka Lakes…

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It's Time to Play-ground!

Playgrounds have taken on new heights in Ontario County and it’s time for everyone to get out there and check them all out. Kids – ages – well – whatever age are sure to find a playground or two suited for them in the heart of the Finger Lakes…

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Distinctive Finger Lakes Wine Tasting Experiences

Lots of times when awards are given – the announcer will summarize the winner in a few short words or phrases. What is it that makes that award winner distinctive? Well, here we go, we’re doing that for this blog – and hope to make it a quick read for you so that you can get out on the trail faster…

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Take a Drive to the Finger Lakes

In the Finger Lakes, you have the luxury of choice. From wide-open spaces and changing seasons, to local boutiques and a mega-mall, to water activities to arts and cultural experiences, you will find everything in Ontario County to personalize your road trip and make it the best vacation ever. But despite all this, one classic summer staple remains the road trip. …

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Fourth of July is More than Fireworks!

This year, more than ever, Fourth of July weekend is a reason to celebrate the freedoms that we have missed so dearly over the past couple of years. Our festivities may look a little different and we may be gathering in smaller groups, but they will be full of fun and appreciated more than ever…

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Father’s Day Fun in the Finger Lakes, NY

Show your father or father-figure how much you love and appreciate him FLX style this Father’s Day! Whether he is a foodie, angler, or golf hot shot, you are sure to find some ways to make him feel extra special here in the Finger Lakes…

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Make a Memory at an Ice Cream Stand

It’s ice cream season in the Finger Lakes. One of my favorite things about the summer is indulging in ice cream! At home, we go through a carton (or sometimes two) a week, but now that the summer is here it’s time to head to our favorite ice cream stands. You can’t beat fresh ice cream from one of…

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