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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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It's a Sweet Time of Year—Maple Weekend is Almost Here!

For us in Ontario County, March is about all things maple (I think there might also be a basketball tournament as well? I will check on that). Maple Weekends in March are a great time to spotlight the sugarmakers that keep our pancakes coated with syrup year-round, and the process of turning the sap into syrup…

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Small Town America - Finger Lakes Charm - Gorham, NY

I was on my way home from a family reunion a while ago and came over a small hill and literally stopped. I looked across the expansive fields of hay bales, into the white clouds, blue skies, and green, green, green. I knew that just about 18 miles away was Canandaigua – bustling with tourists and waterfront activity. Beyond that in another 20 miles is Rochester with nearly 350,000 people. Right now though, in my world over that hill, there were no people – and that’s the kind of moment that is just as precious in our tourism world.  Real, authentic, fresh air in the country!  I was in Gorham, New York…

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Infographic: All You Need to Know About Alpacas

Do you love cuddly animals with sweet dispositions? Join us at Lazy Acre Alpacas for their annual Open House on Saturday and Sunday, October 7–8 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Take a guided farm tour and learn about these adorable living “teddy bears” and what life on an alpaca farm is like…

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Three reasons to visit Mountain Horse Farm

Are you in need of a peaceful getaway? Do you love animals and nature? In the heart of the Finger Lakes wine region, you can enjoy the 33 acres of Mountain Horse Farm! Suzanne and Rudi Vullers moved to the United States from a small village in the Netherlands and wanted to create a place where people can stay, relax, take a break and be in nature with horses—and chose Naples to do it because it’s similar to their home. Read on to discover why Mountain Horse Farm should be on your radar for your next trip…

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