Summer in the Finger Lakes is finally here! The sun sets a little later, and the rolling green hills are a bit greener. There’s something about this time of year that seems to put a smile on people’s faces and add extra pep to their step. Let’s harness all that momentum and focus it on summer planning!

Here are a few ideas to jump start your summer fun!

Building the Ultimate Finger Lakes Picnic

Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:00 AM by Kendall Knaak

It’s what I like to call the Finger Lakes conundrum. There are so many trails to hike and vistas to see, but there are also some delicious foods to be sampled around the area. How is one able to do everything at once?

Enter picnicking.

Fusing together a rejuvenating hike with Ontario County dining, all while maintaining social distancing regulations is a perfect warm weather day activity, and I am here to make it even easier. So, lace up your sneakers, grab your picnic basket, and let’s hit the trail!

Does this sound familiar? 

You’ve turned on Netflix to discover you have no idea what to watch. Your last bottle of whatever-brand-you-could-find Sauvignon Blanc has just been emptied. You want to keep social distancing, but where do you go from here? 

Best Places to Bike in Ontario County

Friday, May 1, 2020 10:00 AM by Kendall Knaak

One of the top reasons to visit the Finger Lakes is to experience the natural beauty and breathtaking vistas (after the wine, of course!). With rolling hillsides, wide open spaces and breathtaking views, cycling through the Finger Lakes is an optimal way to explore the region. 

For all of us, Mother’s Day is going to look a bit different this year. You may have been spending extra time with your mom than normal or unable to see her due to distance or because one (or both!) of you are essential workers. No matter how your Mother’s Day might look this year, here are 7 ways to show your mom, or the maternal figure in your life, just how much they mean to you! Many will even offer shipping right to her front door. 

I've done it again! I'm sure you're hooked on these fun ways to get a brain workout now. And we'll keep the activities coming! Are you feeling confident in your knowledge of the waters of the Finger Lakes? Test your knowledge with my crossword, if you can complete it, send it in and we may just award you with a prize! You never know what we're up to. 

How many clues can you get right with just your brainpower? Here's your chance to find out!

Did you know that Ontario County has an alpaca farm? How about a museum dedicated to communications history so full of stories you just may lose all sense of time? In this new climate, many people are finding themselves spending more time indoors, so why not spend your time (virtually) in the Finger Lakes! 

Para decirlo a la ligera, COVID-19 está cambiando nuestras rutinas y actividades diarias y cómo estamos viendo la vida durante el tiempo de distanciamiento social. Pero en lugar de pensar en esto como cuarentena, piense en esto como una oportunidad para pasar tiempo de calidad en casa con su familia que generalmente no tiene. El distanciamiento social o físico es un concepto nuevo para nosotros, por lo que, si necesita algunas ideas de cosas que hacer mientras evita el contacto con otras personas fuera de su hogar, ¡tenemos lo que está buscando!  

Finger Lakes Crossword Puzzle

Friday, April 10, 2020 2:00 PM by Valerie Knoblauch

At home for the foreseeable future? Us too. You've probably heard from experts about the importance of keeping your mind, body, and spirit sharp. I'm a big believer in keeping my mind, body, and spirit moving forward and staying positive. You can just ask my family or my team! I always have a new project in the works, and this time at home has allowed me to tap into new creative talents I didn't realize I had, like crossword creation. Why not test your knowledge of the Finger Lakes with this crossword created by me! Can I stump you? Let's see what you've got!