West River, Canandaigua Lake
Meg Vanek
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Meg Vanek

Born and raised in the Finger Lakes, Meg lived in southern California and then England for many years before returning to her roots and the Finger Lakes lifestyle. With over 40 years of experience in the hospitality and travel and tourism industry, she loves to spread the good word about the Finger Lakes and is always discovering new things to see and do right in her own backyard. Meg takes a special interest in the region’s arts and cultural scene and attending a play, concert, gallery opening or setting up her easel for painting plein air are some of her favorite things to do. A coffee aficionado, she searches out the best places for a cappuccino and is always happy to advise where to get your next caffeine fix. 

Life on the Edge - The Joy of Ice Skating in the Finger Lakes

January is National Ice Skating Month, so there is no better time to get families to try ice skating for the first time and for old pros to dust off those skates and brush up on their triple axels! Ontario County has both indoor and outdoor skating options. Lace up your skates and get out on the ice - no excuses! …

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New Year’s Resolutions Finger Lakes Style

Well, it’s that time of year again when people set lofty goals for the coming year - the dreaded list of New Year’s Resolutions! Here in the Finger Lakes Region you can easily set achievable goals and actually have fun along the way. No need to feel overwhelmed, just make a commitment and enjoy your own personal journey to making 2022 a great year…

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Pair it up!

If tasting your way through a destination is your kind of vacation you will find Ontario County in New York’s Finger Lakes a culinary paradise. Ontario County is famous for its seasonal fruits, herbs, and vegetables, along with year-round meat and dairy products. Farm-to-table is not just a trend…

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12 Drinks for the Holiday Season, Finger Lakes Style

Whether you are craving a “spirited” eggnog, a spicy, cranberry tipple, or a decadent hot chocolate, these festive drinks are sure to get you excited about the season. But, don’t just take my word for it, go and taste them yourself! 1. Chocolate Milk - Agriculture covers approximately 40% of the…

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Holiday Gift Shopping from Finger Lakes Small Businesses

No holiday-time trip to the Finger Lakes would be complete without a healthy dose of shopping. Shopping here comes with its own eclectic and distinct flair as you stroll through the beautiful historic downtowns, decorated for the holidays and explore the small, locally owned boutiques. Away from the…

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