Author: Kendall Knaak

As the content creator for the Visit Finger Lakes blog and a born and raised Upstate NY girl, Kendall loves bringing the Finger Lakes experience to you!

Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 5:00 PM by Kendall Knaak

November 19th is Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, and we are here to celebrate these powerhouse females who have brought their talents to the Finger Lakes! Historical figures who called our region home, like Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Blackwell, have set the table for our present and future women changemakers, and below are just a couple who have pushed the envelope and created operations making waves in their different industries.

During this time of social distancing and shift to finding new outdoor adventures, I see some gorgeous Finger Lakes photography happening on Instagram! From fall foliage-lined trails to breathtaking vistas, it is such a remarkable experience watching visitors see our backyard in their own individual ways. 

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. 

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.