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Things to Do: Geocaching—An Outdoor Activity Anyone Can Try

Hiking the trails of Ontario County is fun to do in any season, but if you’re looking to add a new twist to your next adventure, consider Geocaching.Remember to adhere to social distancing guidelines when you head out! Simply put, geocaching is a treasure hunt. It’s the activity of hunting for, and finding, a hidden object by using GPS (Global Positioning System) coordinates that are posted on the Geocaching website. The game is completely free, and you can download the Geocaching app to most smart phones, or you can purchase a hand-held GPS device to help you find hidden geocaches. Once you have the app or a GPS device, you can start finding hidden geocaches anywhere around the world…

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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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Spring Into Action With 5 Rejuvenating Activities

It’s this time eachyear when some of us emerge from our homes like grizzlies from their dens. Shaking off the indoors and winter temperatures to step into longer days and welcomed sunlight. People rekindle forgotten New Year’s resolutions with passion and excitement. You see the overeager among us in shorts and T-shirts, while the crocuses are still dusted with frost. Whatever category you find yourself in, now’s the time to get outside and spring into action!  What are you waiting for…

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11 Finger Lakes Races to Run in 2019

Who said vacation needs to be all relaxation? For those looking to get a little cardio in during your Finger Lakes getaway, there are many organized races taking place throughout the year that you can participate in—from a mile-long fun run to the Canandaigua Ultra…

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5 Birdwatching Gems—For Casual Birders to Experts

With numerous freshwater lakes, wetlands and wooded areas, Ontario County has many places to see birds. Whether you’re a casual birdwatcher or an avid birder, there’s a spot nearby just waiting for you and your binoculars. Here are just a few of my favorites:…

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5 Guarantees for Your Next Finger Lakes Camping Trip

Summer is almost here, and that means taking advantage of the Finger Lakes’ great outdoors. Even if you don’t consider yourself the camping type, you may reconsider when you realize camping today can fit almost any type of personality. If you want to bring your tent, hike in the woods, and set up au naturel, you can do that in Ontario County. But if you’re more like me and my “city-boy husband converted to the great life in Upstate NY,” you might prefer all the new choices available where camping has turned to glamping (glamorous camping)…

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7 Photos from Ontario County's Craft Beverage Trail

Craft beer is having a moment, especially here in New York State. While the Finger Lakes area is most commonly associated with wine, the presence of breweries throughout Ontario County cannot be overlooked. To celebrate American Craft Beer Week, I decided to round up some pictures from our local breweries—and maybe inspire you to go have a pint or two this weekend. (I know I will!)…

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