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Kendall Knaak

Kendall is a former editor of the Visit Finger Lakes blog.

Keeping the Spirit of The Naples Grape Festival Alive in 2020

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. …

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Best Places to Watch the Sunset in the Finger Lakes

With five glacial-carved lakes surrounded by rolling hills and picturesque vistas around every corner, Ontario County in the Finger Lakes region is sunset central! Enjoy the natural light show from your favorite winery or brewery, on the water, or from your table at dinner. We’ve rounded up a few of our very favorite places to take in those stunning Finger Lakes sunsets below. Check them out on your next visit and share your sunset photos on social media using #FLXperience…

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7 Stargazing Spots in the Finger Lakes

The first thing we often hear from our city visitors is, “I can’t believe all the stars you can see!” It is true – the beauty in the Finger Lakes doesn’t set with the sun! Grab your telescope, blanket and bug spray because it’s time get ready for the Total Solar Eclipse coming to a sky near you on April 8, 2024. New York is one of 15 states in the U.S. located in the path of totality and we are a prime viewing location! Wherever you are visiting us from, be it for the eclipse or everyday adventure, here are a few spots that are sure to offer some brilliant stargazing landscapes. …

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The Best Finger Lakes Gifts for Dad

Raise your hand if your dad is the hardest person to shop for 🙋. You want to tell your dad how much he means to you, but how many ties and grill supplies can one man take? If you’re looking for gift ideas to get dad into the Finger Lakes spirit, while showing him how much he means to you, look no further…

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4 Rooftop Bars You Won’t Want to Miss!

There’s just something about a rooftop bar that makes the drinks taste better, the conversations livelier and the experience elevated (quite literally!). With the gorgeous panoramic views of the Finger Lakes region, we love seeing our number of rooftop bars continue to rise. Please remember that social distancing guidelines are still in place. Keep yourselves and our community safe by following all rules and regulations!…

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Best Places to Bike in Ontario County

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…

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5 Ways to Virtually Explore the Finger Lakes in April

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…

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#FLXWedding Inspiration

Calling all newly engaged couples! We know July is a big month for engagements, and we’re here to help you start your planning process with this roundup of our favorite Finger Lakes wedding moments found on Instagram. Get your Knot profiles ready to start planning your dreamy destination wedding in the Finger Lakes. For more wedding planning resources, click here…

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Father's Day Fun in the Finger Lakes

There are loads of ways to celebrate dad this Father’s Day, and there’s one great spot to do so—right here in the Finger Lakes! Whether your dad wants to post up and try a new brewery or is determined to reach 10,000 steps before lunch, I have a couple of suggestions to make June 16 the best dad’s day ever…

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