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Building the Ultimate Finger Lakes Picnic

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 thetrail…

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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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Finger Lakes Crossword Puzzle

At home for the foreseeablefuture? 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…

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6 Finger Lakes Things You Won’t Find in Rochester This Winter

From its founding as “Rochesterville” to the third-wave coffee age of today, the city of Rochester has laid claim to plenty of locations and experiences. Despite its recent resurgence, there are still plenty of gems that even the Flower City can’t offer. For these sights, sips and sounds, you have to venture just outside the ROC to the free-spirited beauty and relaxed nature of the Finger Lakes region…

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Stellar Skygazing Spots in the Finger Lakes

Grab your telescope, blanket and bug spray because it’s time get ready for the total solar eclipse coming to a sky near you April 8 … 2024?! That’s right! We’re aware that’s about a lightyear away, but we already can’t wait. And we’re not the only ones. There’s already been some media hype orbiting around 2024’s total eclipse. Amazingly, 2017’s eclipse was viewed by more than 150 million people! And2024’s eclipse will last even longer than usual, taking the moon four minutes to move in front of the sun. The best part—New York is one of 15 states in the U.S. located in the path of totality and the Upstate NY region is considered a prime viewing location! So even though you have time to prepare, why not use the impending total eclipse as an excuse to scope out your perfect skygazing spot in the Finger Lakes? There’s no better (or more beautiful) place to navigate your way through stellar parks, celestial lakeside views and starry overlooks before the big day. To help, here’s a list of spots that shine bright in our eyes…

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The Ultimate Outdoor Party Essentials Shopping List

Warm weather calls for sizzling soirées, barbecue bashes, campfire celebrations—or pretty much any excuse to enjoy the great outdoors and good company. But whether it’s a thoughtfully crafted occasion or spur-of-the-moment backyard hangout, the best parties are the ones that keep your guests entertained, happy and full. Pulling together all of the things you’ll need seems like a tall order with a long list of items to buy. But it doesn’t have to be a chore! And to prove it, we’ve prepared a list of outdoor party and hosting essentials—all from one convenient store. So where can you find all the cooking gear, summer-fare favorites and outdoor comfort items to keep your party going? Wegmans, of course—the grocery store mothership of the Finger Lakes and the pride and joy of Upstate New Yorkers. It’s got everything you need to throw together a party in a cinch and enjoy it, too…

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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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Mother's Day Brunch, Dinner & Treats!

It's the annual dilemma - finding a way to celebrate your mom (or mother figure!)on Mother's Day that shows just how special they are to you. We're here to make that choice a little bit easier, with some of our finds from around the area that are making moms #1 on Sunday, May 12! …

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7 Best Dog-Walking Spots in the Finger Lakes

Game nights, happy hours and co-ed sports leagues all make for great memories and moments—with fellow human beings. But when it comes to unconditional love in the form of happy howls and giddy licks, there’s nothing better than some quality time with your little fluffle snuggins. That’s right, we’re talking about dogs (and puppies). Time and time again, dogs prove that they’re more than just pleasant space heaters in cold weather or protectors against rascally squirrels and do-badders. They are loving, jumping, licking, barking, hunka hunka furry loves and it’s time to take them on the W-A-L-K they deserve. But these aren’t just any walks—these are the seven-best dog-friendly walks in the Finger Lakes…

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