Fall Foliage Report: Oct. 14 to Oct. 20

Thursday, October 15, 2020 12:00 PM by Kendall Knaak

Peak color is here in the Finger Lakes! Green has yielded to golds, reds, oranges, and purples that can be enjoyed over the next week. This is the perfect time to be down by the water, hiking through the Bristol hills, or driving the winding roads of the Finger Lakes along Routes 5&20! 

Exclusive Wine Tasting Experiences

Monday, September 14, 2020 1:00 PM by Kendall Knaak

Our local vintners have upped the ante this fall and found many creative ways to enhance visitors’ wine tasting experience when visiting the Finger Lakes. You know what makes wine even better? Chocolate…or cheese… or s’mores. Is your mouth watering yet?

Located just shy of 5 hours from the heart of NYC is the heart of grape county – Naples, NY.  While Naples might stir thoughts of the Italian countryside, Naples in the Finger Lakes region is not to be overlooked! Particularly every September since 1961 when visitors from near and far travel to Naples for the annual Naples Grape Festival to celebrate the grape harvest, talented artisans, wine makers, local and regional music, and cuisine. 

These days, with experiences driven by data, reviews and all things internet, it’s easy to see how the information age has changed the way we vacation. With instant access to a world of research, your next relaxing getaway may require enough planning to make anybody’s brain freeze. But why dig so deep when a world of possibilities awaits with the help of a little throwback thinking? 

Summer in the Finger Lakes is looking a bit different this year. However, this change in landscape has led to new (and creative!) experiences when exploring the region. From alpaca yoga to a completely new resort property on Canandaigua Lake, discover some of the most unique experiences available in Ontario County this summer. 

Just like everything else, summer vacation has taken on new meaning this year. International travel has paused, concerts are only seen on screens and festivals are going digital. In a way, it’s a return to the more relaxed days of yesteryear. No overflowing calendar, no frantic packing for that mad dash to the airport and don’t even get us started on cruises. But despite all this, one classic summer staple remains: the road trip.