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November Touring Tips

November 5th, 2015by Innkeeper

It certainly doesn’t feel like winter is around the corner. 70’s and sunny is the perfect weather for picking up those never-ending fall leaves. We spent several hours today cleaning up the gardens. This will the the fifth or sixth time this fall already and several trees have yet to lose their leaves. Is it ever going to end? Eventually I guess. Until then we will just continue to rake and sweep and enjoy this gorgeous weather.



Who says bigger is better? Visit Main Street Arts and view the Small Works 2015 exhibition which features 260 works of art that are 12 inches or less in size from over 100 artists. The opening reception is Saturday, November 7 from 4 – 7 p.m. and the exhibit runs through December 29. 20 West Main Street, Clifton Springs, 14432. (315) 462-0210.

Get your holiday shopping done in the Finger Lakes! Visit Eastview Mall, home to stores such as Lego, Apple and the first Von Maur in the northeast! Satisfy all your holiday shopping needs. 7979 Route 96, Victor, 14564. (585) 223-4420.

It’s almost winter, but there is still time to get in a few more hikes or bike rides. Check out the Finger Lakes Visitors Connection Hike & Bike page at www.visitfingerlakes.com/hikebike for a list of hiking and biking trails for a variety of skill levels or stop by our office for your own hiking and biking trail kit. 25 Gorham Street, Canandaigua, 14424. (585) 394-3915.

Commemorate the treaty between the Iroquois Confederacy & the U.S. Government during Canandaigua Treaty Day, November 11, 10:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. The Canandaigua Treaty was signed in 1794 betweenthe Six Nations Confederacy and the United States government. Activities and events will include
Native American art and craft sale at the Canandaigua Primary School (96 West Gibson Street), and a commemoration ceremony to take place on the front lawn of the county courthouse (27 North Main Street). For more information call (585) 924-5848 or visit www.ganondagan.org/Events-Programs/Canandaigua- Treaty-Event.

Celebrate the holidays at the Granger Homestead & Carriage Museum! Enjoy a traditional Christkindl Market with crafts, holiday décor, visits with Santa, treats and music, November 12 –15. Also, don’t miss this year’s Festival of Trees with themed decorations, November 12 – December 13. 295 N. Main Street, Canandaigua. (585) 394-1472. An Innkeeper favorite.

Brush up on your cooking skills before the holidays at the New York Wine & Culinary Center. Choose from a full line-up of cooking classes this month including sessions on pie baking, pizza making, and more. 800 S. Main Street, Canandaigua, 14424. (585) 394-7070.

Bring the kids to visit with Santa Claus at the Lehigh Valley Railroad Historical Society holiday open house on Saturday, November 28 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Balloon artists and carolers will provide additional entertainment. 8 East High Street, Shortsville, 14548. (585) 289-9149.

Check out a show at The Smith Opera House. Perhaps a true David vs. Goliath story, on November 11 at 7:30 p.m. The Smith presents You’ve Been Trumped. Follow a group of Scottish homeowners as they take on Donald Trump to stop him from turning Scotland’s last wildland area into a golf resort. 82 Seneca Street, Geneva, 14456. (315) 781-5483. For more information or a complete list of shows and events visit www.thesmith.org/event-calendar.

Touring Tips Courtesy of the Finger Lakes Visitors Connection.

Happy October 1st!

October 1st, 2015by Innkeeper

The weather has turned a bit chilly this week, making it feel like fall. Hard to believe last weekend it was in the 70’s; today 50’s. I just switched on the heat in the Inn and the fireplaces have been operational now for about a week or two. The leaves will be turning quickly now as it seems every day I’m out and about I see more vibrant color.

If you’re seeking out a great place for fall family fun, look no further than the Pick’n Patch! This is your “one stop shop” with pumpkins, an 8-acre corn maze, mums, fall decorations, farm animals, kiddie train rides, and more! Open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Halloween. 2205 Routes 5&20, Stanley, 14561. (585) 526-6518.

One of my favorite things to do weekends in October, enjoy the Fall Sky Rides at Bristol Mountain. Ride the Comet Express chairlift to the summit of Bristol Mountain at a leisurely pace on this tranquil 15 to 20 minute ride featuring great views of the hills and valleys around the Bristol area. Sky Rides are $11 for adults, $7 for children 3 to 12, and $8 for Seniors (65+). On Sunday, October 11, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Bristol Mountain will host its annual Fall Festival with live music, kids activities, food, beverage, and craft vendors. Admission to the festival is free. 5662 Route 64, Canandaigua, 14424. (585) 374-6000.

Discover beauty and history as you cruise the Ontario County Historical Society Fall Foliage Trail. Running through the month of October, with a Community Day on October 17, the Fall Foliage Trail is a self-guided tour of the most scenic fall views around. A $20 donation to the Historical Society will get you four passes to the community day event locations and a map of the trail. The packet includes tips on great photo locations, places to stop for a treat, and facts about historical locations along the route. (585) 394-4975.

Drive through the Naples area and visit local artisans specializing in everything from wood and glass working to painting, sculpting, and jewelry making. During the Naples Open Studio Trail watch demonstrations and ask questions to learn more about their craft or pick up some of their wares. October 3-4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., visit each of the 24 artists or pick and choose your favorites. For information on participating artists and their locations visit www.naplesopenstudiotrail.com. The 1795 Acorn Inn B & B is conveniently located on the trail.

What’s more in the spirit of the season than a “whodunit” style mystery at a mansion? The Fall Mansion Mysteries at Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park invite you to be a guest at the mansion for light refreshments and a cash wine bar. Participate in this live-theater event by uncovering clues that will help solve the mystery! October 16 to18 and 23, 24 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Further participate in the fun by attending in period costume, if you so desire. Prepaid reservations are required. General admission tickets are $24 or $20 for youths 12-18 and Sonnenberg Garden members. 151 Charlotte Street, Canandaigua 14424. (585) 394-4922.

Limited time event! – The Lehigh Valley Railroad Historical Society Station Museum will be open to the public on Sunday, October 18. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The Lehigh Valley Railroad was once a major economic driving force in Ontario County, and a collection of artifacts from the Lehigh Valley Railroad will be on display at the museum. Come see a slice of history that helped shape the region. Admission is free; donations are welcome. 8 East High Street, Shortsville, 14548. For more information call 585-289-9149 or visit the website.

Touring tips courtesy of the Finger Lakes Visitors Connection.


September 27th, 2015by Innkeeper

Your Innkeeper doesn’t get a chance to get out on the weekends too often but yesterday was an exception. Beth and Lydia were taking care of guests at breakfast. There were no new guests checking in. So, your Innkeeper had a free Saturday and it just happened that it is the weekend of the Naples Grape Festival in upstate New York’s Finger Lakes. I had been one other time in the past 11 years and it was cold and wet that year. This year, the weather could not have been more perfect… a cool 70 degrees and sunny, perfect fall weather.

Naples is a quaint town on the South end of Canandaigua Lake. Home to Inspire Moore Winery, Artizanns (a local Gallery), Joseph’s Wayside Market, Roots Cafe, Naples, NY and a few other shops and restaurants. It’s generally a sleepy town. But, one weekend a year, the tiny town is crowded beyond belief by visitors that want to experience all things grape. Grape pie, frozen grape custard, wine, concord grapes, Niagra grapes and more grapes. And even purple fire hydrants. There are tons of food options, music and many vendors and artists. Your Innkeeper even got a henna tattoo.

For at least a mile or more, vendors line the street, even before you get to the Festival, selling anything and everything… crafts, yard sale items, baked goods. It’s hard to walk as there are so many people. I don’t know where they all come from, but they come from miles to experience this Festival and it couldn’t be set in a more picturesque valley in the Finger Lakes.

Of course, a visit to the Naples Grape Festival wouldn’t be complete without a grape pie and some grapes. This year, I purchased Jeni’s grape pie and some grapes from Jerome’s U-Pick. Both were served at this morning’s breakfast much to the delight of our guests who had never tasted grape pie before. A grape day was had by all.









September Touring Tips, Part II

September 18th, 2015by Innkeeper

Come meet a Finger Lakes watercolor artist at an art reception at the Wood Library in Canandaigua. Artist Howard VanBuren will be hosting a reception to kick off his art show on September 24th, 6 to 8 PM at the Wood Library. Come see more than 30 paintings of farm settings, scenes of Canandaigua, and house portraits. Original paintings and prints will be available for purchase. There will be hors d’oeuvres and beverages available to snack on at the reception. The exhibit will run through October 24th.

Don’t forget, Fall Sky Rides at Bristol Mountain. Take a ride to the top of Bristol Mountain and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Bristol Hills and valley below. On a clear day, you may even be able to see Canandaigua Lake! Tickets are $11 for adults and $7 for children. The Fall Sky Rides run until October 25th from noon to 4 PM at Bristol Mountain, 5662 State Route 64, Canandaigua, 14424. (585) 374-6000.

While summer shows at Bristol Valley Theater have all had their curtain call, the events scheduled for fall promise to be just as exciting with the 2015 Fall for the Arts Series begins in early October. The series features bands, a musical performance, and a fabulous food tasting. Prices and dates vary, please call (585) 374-9032 for more information.

You could fall for the arts, or you could fall for a whole city! Get ready to Fall 4 Geneva, September 27th through October 3rd. All week long there will be events and special deals at venues throughout the city of Geneva. The festival celebrates Geneva’s accomplishments this past year, being named an All-American City by the National Civic League. More information on events and festival specifics can be found by calling (315) 789-0102.

Haven’t had enough of that fall foliage just yet? The Ontario County Historical Society is hosting a Fall Foliage Trail, running all of October. This is a self-guided trail with stops at historic locations, photo op- portunities, restaurants, and more. There will be a special Community Day on October 17th. A $20 donation to the Historical Society will get you information and a copy of the trail map, as well as tickets for four to
the Community Day events which include behind-the-scenes tours of historic places such as Bristol Valley Theater, the Burning Springs in Bristol, and the C.E.K Mees Observatory, and more! There also will be a fall foliage photo contest! For more information or to order a map, call (585) 394-4975 or visit Fall Foliage Trail.

Of course, the best part of fall is all the fresh, “Pick Your Own” fruits available. Have you ever picked your own grapes? If not, it might be time! Jerome’s U-Pick at 8936 Route 53, Naples, NY offers different fruits and a variety of grapes. Operating since 1958, Jerome’s U-Pick is part of an eighth generation, “Century Farm”. Picking season runs from now until late October or until the harvest is complete, from 9 am to 6 pm daily. For general information or to check what’s in season call 1-800-UPICKIT (1-800-874-2548).

Thank you Finger Lakes Visitors Connection.

Naples Open Studio Trail

September 17th, 2015by Innkeeper

October 3-4, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The 1795 Acorn Inn B&B is conveniently located on the Naples Open Studio Trail. Follow the autumn-filled byways around Honeoye and Canandaigua Lakes and visit 17 studios with the work of 24 artists. We use oils, glass, ceramics, metal, wood, textiles, and leather to create paintings, sculpture, wearables, furniture, jewelry, housewares and much more. Many of our artists conduct demos too, and during the Trail, purchases and commissions can be made directly with us.

Visit our website to learn more and see our amazing artwork: www.naplesopenstudiotrail.com.

During the Trail you’ll find clearly-marked signs; you can follow the map on your smartphone or click here Naples Open Studio Trail Map for a printable map.

If you would like a brochure mailed to you, simply click here Naples Open Studio Trail Brochure and fill out the form.

And you can follow us on Facebook: Naples Open Studio Trail Facebook Page

Our exciting fund-raising raffle includes wine, gift certificates, dinner coupons, and a $200 Wegmans gift card.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

September Touring Tips

September 1st, 2015by Innkeeper

Fall foliage is upon us. As you drive through this gorgeous countryside, leaves are turning. The mornings are cooler and crisper. You can just feel it in the air. We just planted mums at our front door. Soon pumpkins will be everywhere. It’s a beautiful time to visit the Finger Lakes in Upstate New York.

Looking for a great way to get out and experience what Downtown Geneva has to offer? Geneva Night Out is a free, monthly arts and cultural event. Friday, September 4 is this month’s Grape Harvest edition! More information, maps, and a complete list of participating businesses are all available at www.genevanightout.wordpress.com.

There’s no way to observe Labor Day weekend quite like the Finger Lakes Ring of Fire Celebration! This year’s celebration will take place on Saturday, September 5 at dusk on Canandaigua Lake, Honeoye Lake, and Keuka Lake. Gather on the lakeshore when the sun sets and watch as business owners and residents light red flares around the lake’s edge and bathe the lake in an entrancing red glow in honor of an old Native American tradition.

Having purple feet might be cause for some alarm, but not at the Casa Larga Purple Foot Festival! One of the largest grape stomping festivals in the Eastern U.S, the festival celebrates the grape harvest season through the old world tradition of stomping grapes. There will be live music, vendors of all kinds, kids crafts and games, wine tastings and seminars, and, of course, grape stomping! September 13, from 11am to 6pm, rain or shine. Tickets are $18 at the door; those under 21 get in free. Casa Larga Vineyard, 2287 Turk Hill Road, Fairport, 14450. (585) 223-4210.

Autumn means the return of the famous fall foliage colors of upstate New York, and the Fall Sky Rides at Bristol Mountain offer an excellent way to leisurely take in the view. Take a ride to the top of the mountain and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Bristol Hills and valley below. Tickets are $11 for adults and $7 for children. Fall Sky Rides available September 12 through October 25 from noon to 4pm at Bristol Mountain, 5662 State Route 64, Canandaigua, 14424. (585) 374-6000.

Fall is just around the corner! If you are looking for pumpkins and corn mazes, a great place to find both is the Pick’n Patch! Challenge yourself to find your way through the corn maze, and then stop to pick out your pumpkins and fall decorating items. Fall fun for the whole family! Open September 17 to Halloween, 10am to 6pm at 2205 Route 5 & 20, Stanley, 14561. (585) 526-6518.

September is grape harvest season which means it’s time for the annual Naples Grape Festival! Since 1961 the grape festival has been held every September to celebrate the area’s grape harvest. Wine tastings, arts and crafts, foods of all kinds, and area musicians performing rock, blues, jazz, and original music are just a few highlights! The festival takes place Saturday and Sunday, September 26 and 27, 10am to 5pm at Memorial Town Hall and Naples High School Grounds, Route 21 South, Naples, 14512.

Touring Tips Courtesy of the Finger Lakes Visitors Connection. Thank you.

August Touring Tips

August 5th, 2015by Innkeeper

Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures has opened a new kid’s course, in addition to its regular courses. An adventure available for those of all skill levels. The Aerial Adventure park is open daily from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, reservations are highly recommended. 5589 South Hill Road, Canandaigua. For more information on pricing and reservations call 585-374-1180.

August welcomes Clifton Springs Community Concert Series! All concerts run from 6:30 to 8:30 PM in the Rotary Park on East Main Street. Dates and bands are as follows: August 6th, 78 RPM (Big Band); August 13th, Music Makers (Big Band); August 20th, Don Newcomb Band (Country, Classic Rock); August 27th, Tim O’Horn (Acoustic Adult). Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy these free concerts on the park lawn. East Main Street, Clifton Springs, 14432.

The 55th Annual Pageant of Steam will take place August 5th through the 8th. The pageant features steam-powered demonstrations and tractor pulls of all kinds plus food and events for the kids! Fairgrounds are located at 3349 Gehan Road, Canandaigua, 14424 and are open from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Admission is $6 for adults, and kids under 12 get in free. 315-677-3876.

Come see Bristol Valley Theater’s performance of Becky’s New Car at the Bristol Valley Theater, 151 South Main Street, Naples, 14512. This humorous, car-themed comedy will run August 6th through the 16th. General admission is $33, $31 for seniors, $17 for college students, and $12 for children 18 and younger. Visit their web site or call the box office at 585-374-6318 for show times and further information or to purchase tickets.

The Finger Lakes Riesling & Craft Beer Festival will take place August 8th and 9th 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM with events at the New York Wine and Culinary Center, 800 S Main Street, Canandaigua, 14424. Celebrating the agricultural richness of the Finger Lakes, the festival will include a wine garden featuring Riesling tastings, and craft beer tastings as educational wine seminars and other, family friendly events. Cost is $25 to enter the wine garden and $10 for entrance to educational seminars. 585-899-3226.

Have a craving to get in touch with your more artistic side? Then visit Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, located at 151 Charlotte Street, Canandaigua, 14424, for Arts at the Gardens August 15th and 16th from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. This rain-or-shine celebration of artistic accomplishment will feature local artists who specialize in all kinds of arts and crafts. There will be free art lectures, a wine/beer garden featuring microbrews, a food court, raffles, and more. Special reduced admission is $6 for this event and includes access to the mansion and gardens. Call 585-394-4922 for more information. This is your Innkeeper’s favorite Festival. Can’t wait to go.

Touring Tips Courtesy of The Finger Lakes Visitors Connection. Thank you.

Biking the Erie Canal

August 3rd, 2015by Innkeeper

As an innkeeper, I don’t often get the chance to venture too far away from the Inn during the peak season, but… yesterday evening I got the chance to ride along the Erie Canal from Schoen Place in Pittsford to Fairport and back. Each year I try to have new experiences so that I can assist guests with things to do in this stunningly beautiful part of the country. I don’t think I will ever run out of things to do in the Finger Lakes. Much of the time though I am hindered by guests checking in and perhaps arriving after our check in hours, so it’s hard to plan. But, yesterday worked out just right. I often get nervous about going more than 10 minutes away from the 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast with a house full of guests. If a guest needs me, say they lock themselves out of their room, it could take me a while to get back. But it seemed like everyone was well settled yesterday afternoon so off I went.

We rode about 15 miles, which could be taxing for some including myself, but with plenty to see and do along the way, there’s opportunity to rest. And, of course, you don’t have to ride that far. My friends, who work out often and ride more frequently than me, led the way. We rode most of the way in the cool shade, though the outside temperature gauge read 85 when I parked the car. We chatted as we peddled and enjoyed each others’ company. The canal wasn’t crowded at all, though it can be at times, but we timed it perfectly. Occasionally a boat would go by, sailboat, motor boat, kayak, and there was the solo paddle boarder, but it was peaceful place to be. We even saw two fawns on the way back.

Pittsford is about a 30 minute drive through the country from the B & B. If you don’t have your own bikes, Towpath Bikes rents them at Schoen Place. The nice thing about bringing your own bikes is that you can go in the late afternoon/early evening like we did and beat the crowds and the heat. After an energetic ride, Alladin’s Natural Eatery in the Plaza is the perfect place to grab a bite. Greek and Italian fare. And, you can sit outside, upstairs or down, along the canal and watch the procession of boats, bikers, walkers, fisherman and ducks.

Some other areas I have ridden this year are the LeHigh Valley Trail, Ontario County Pathways, Hemlock and Canadice Lakes. All thoroughly enjoyable. My favorite rides though have been Canadice Lake and the Erie Canal.

I am looking forward to riding in the fall as I am sure the trees will be gorgeous and their reflection in the tranquil waters of the canal breathtaking. The ride along Canadice and Hemlock lakes will be memorable as well as these lakes are watershed for the city of Rochester. The trees hug the shoreline and their reflection is pristine as homes are not allowed along the lake. No swimming or dogs either. Pure Peace.









July Touring Tips Part II

July 20th, 2015by Innkeeper

And so July is flying by.  While most of our weekends are full for the rest of the month, we do have the Hotchkiss Room available on Saturday and Sunday, 7/25 & 26.  And, the Angell Room is available Thursday and Friday, July 30 & 31.  Hopefully you’ll find something in this blog that might encourage a visit.

Looking to get out on the water and escape the heat? Head over to Canandaigua Sailboarding and rent your personal watercraft of choice! If you are the adventurous type, be sure to try stand-up paddleboarding and take the waves head on! 11 Lakeshore Drive, Canandaigua, 14424, 585-394-8150

Lights and music on a midsummer’s eve make for a glorious garden experience at Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park. On Friday nights in July, between 8 and 10 PM, the grounds come alive as musical artists perform a two-hour concert in the gardens. While watching the show, enjoy light refreshments and a glass of wine from the Finger Lakes Wine Center,151 Charlotte Street, Canandaigua, 14424, 585-394-4922

Shakespeare in the Park: EJ Cantu and Katelyn Machnica will take you through some of Shakespeare’s most well-loved works including Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and more, along with music and stage combat! Bring a lawn chair or a picnic blanket, there is no cost to attend. July 18th, 2-3 PM, Rotary Park, East Main Street, Clifton Springs, 14432, 315-462-8200 www.cliftonspringschamber.com.

The Native American Dance & Music Festival is Ganondagan’s annual summer event, running July 25th and 26th. The Festival features a wide range of Native American traditional dancers, musicians, storytellers, and artists sharing their cultural heritage, crafts and arts with festival goers. This event also features children and adult workshops, such as cornhusk doll making, cooking native foods such as fry-bread, interpreted programs in the Visitor’s Center and the Bark Longhouse, guided trail walks, and the family drum jam. Ganondagan State Historical Site,1488 State Rt. 444, Victor, 14564, 585-742-1690

A festival dedicated to all things sauerkraut! Who would have thought? Sure enough, the Phelps Sauerkraut Weekend will begin on Friday, July 31st and end Sunday, August 2nd. Highlights include the Sauerkraut Festival Parade, Cabbage Bowling, and Famous Sauerkraut Cake! Located on Route 96 between Thruway exits 43 & 42, Phelps, 14532, 315-548-8900

Interested in a casual, comedic experience? Come see Bristol Valley Theater’s performance of Black Comedy, July 23rd through 26th and July 30th thru August 2nd. In a hilarious situation in which everything that could go wrong does, watch as the protagonist, Brindsley, struggles to make it through a disasterous dinner date with his new fiance and her no-nonsense father.151 South Main Street, Naples, 14512.

With food, games, rides, and shows of all varieties, the Ontario County Fair is sure to have something for everyone! Be sure to check out the 4-H animal shows as well as antique and car exhibits. The Fair runs from July 21st to July 25th, with events changing daily. Located at 2820 County Road 10, Canandaigua, 14424. For more information and a schedule of events, go to www.ontariocountyfair.org.

July Touring Tips

June 26th, 2015by Innkeeper

I can’t believe it’s almost July. The busiest part of the busy season is upon us. Weekends are filling up fast but weekdays are still available and a little quieter in general. With our multiple weeknight discounts, a little more of a value as well.

What better place to celebrate the 4th of July than the Finger Lakes? Join us as we celebrate our country’s independence with food, fun, and fireworks! Fireworks will be on display throughout the region. For more information on dates, times, and locations call Finger Lakes Visitors Connection at 585-394-3915, or go to www.visitfingerlakes.com/july-4-fireworks.

Looking for farm fresh, local juice? Swing by Red Jacket Orchards’ farm store providing a unique culinary experience! Located in Geneva, come see what 50 years of mastering the art and science of growing quality fresh fruit and juice production tastes like! 957 Routes 5 & 20, Geneva. 315-781-2749.

Be sure to check out the Hill Cumorah Pageant. Watch this beautiful religious story on an outdoor 10 level stage, twelve-tower lighting, state-of-the-art sound system, Hollywood special effects and cast of over 650. July 10-11 and 14-18, 9:15 pm. Parking and admission are free! Hill Cumorah Visitors Center, 603 State Route 21, Palmyra. 315- 597-5851.

Don’t miss the 26th Cosequin Stuart Horse Trials, an Olympic-style equine event featuring dressage, natural obstacle course and show jumping. July 10-12. Stuart Horse Trials, Murray Road, off County Rd. 41, Victor. 585-657-4523. For a complete schedule, visit www.stuarthorsetrials.org.

New Roseland Wake Park opens July 4th weekend! The only cable wake park in the Northeast, it features a five tower cable system allowing guests to wake board, knee board, wake skate and water ski without a boat. Learn to wake board and knee board at the Lil Bro Learning Center, or try Aquaglide, an inflated, floating obstacle course which will be fun for the entire family. For more information and pricing call 585-393-9253 or visit www.roselandwakepark.com

Enjoy the sunshine and fresh air by journeying to any (or all!) of Ontario County’s seven farmers markets. Stock up on the highest quality ingredients for your next meal or picnic or grab a delicious snack. Take the time to stop and enjoy, nothing is better than ‘farm to table’ freshness. For more information on times, and locations call Finger Lakes Visitors Connection at 585-394-3915, or go to www.visitfingerlakes.com/farmers-markets.

Nedloh Brewing Co. is proud to host the second annual Hopsfest, July 18-19, featuring educational seminars with tips on crafting great beers, growing hops, home brewing and pairing beer with foods. Sample craft brews from Nedloh Brewing Co. and a number of other breweries from Upstate New York. 6621 State Route 5 & 20,
East Bloomfield. 585-360-7272.

You’re invited to the 172nd Ontario County Fair! Featuring a diverse line-up of events and agriculture fun! The Fair is great for the whole family and offers a variety of exciting activities for all ages. July 21-25. Tickets are sold on-site for events. 2820 County Road 10, Canandaigua.

Come experience Ganondagan’s Native American Dance & Music Festival on July 25-26 from 10am to 6pm. The two-day event features a wide range of Native American traditional dancers, musicians, storytellers, and artists sharing their cultural heritage, crafts and arts with festival goers. 1488 New York 444, Victor. For more information call 585-742-1690 or visit www.ganondagan.org.

Courtesy of the Finger Lakes Visitors Connection