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Recent TripAdvisor.com Review

June 4th, 2016by Innkeeper

These ladies were even more lovely than their review.

The 1795 Acorn Inn is not to be missed. This should be rated 5 stars. We spent 2 nights there as a “Girls Weekend” over Memorial Day weekend and couldn’t have been more pleased. Sheryl greeted us warmly upon arrival and helped plan our entire weekend with recommendations of wineries, restaurants, antique shops, and wonderful places to stop for views of the lakes. She had maps and brochures ready for us and routed us. Then we had a tour of the place.
We stayed in “The Barn”, a separate building in the rear of the main house, but steps away from the main historic house. It was immaculate. The kitchenette was well stocked with dishes, glasses, snacks, and beverages; the large bathroom and hallway had a lot of storage. There were plush white bathrobes and slippers available in the closet, and toiletries on the vanity including toothbrushes, paste, razors, creams, etc. Sheryl thought of everything!
The beds were extremely comfortable- one king and one twin-size. The stuffed arm chairs and ottomans were clean and comfortable for watching TV and enjoying a glass of wine.
The breakfasts are to die for! Sheryl is an fabulous chef and our two breakfasts were wonderful. She served all the courses on fine china and crystal stemware. One breakfast consisted of homemade biscuits with her homemade plum jam, an individual egg soufflé, sausages, fresh fruit mixed with yougurt/custard, and juice, tea/coffee. The second morning she served creme brûlée French toast (wow!) with sausage patties, fresh fruit, and juice, tea/coffee. The conversation around the table with the other guests was interesting and Sheryl would add a few comments as well.
The common rooms are beautiful and comfortable. The decor is colonial with lovely pieces from Sheryl ‘s time spent in Hong Kong.
This is one of the best b & b’s I’ve stayed in; highly recommend it! We hope to return some day!
Stayed May 2016, traveled with friends

Thank you Jill, Sally & Georgia! Hope to see you again.
Sheryl

The Fun Never Stops In The Finger Lakes

June 3rd, 2016by Innkeeper

Celebrate the rich heritage of Clifton Springs at the Sulphur Springs Festival on Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4. Weekend activities include: live musical acts, including the Flint Creek Band, games for the kids, food, wine, beer, a duck derby, and more! The festival is free and takes place in Downtown Clifton Springs, 14432. For more information, including a schedule of events call the Clifton Springs Chamber of commerce at (315) 462-8200, or visit www.SulphurSpringsFestival.com.

The Western NY Bike Fest is a gathering of biking enthusiasts including off-road, road, recumbent, trike, tri, adaptive, experienced or new-to-biking enthusiast all in one place! The fest will take place June 4 and 5 at Dryer Road Park in Victor. Registration is $8 per individual and $14 at the gate. 7405 Dryer Road, Victor, 14564. (585) 314-6745. For more information visit www.WNYBikeFest.com.

If you’re a fan of strawberries this is the festival for you! The Honeoye Strawberry Blues and Cruise will take place Sunday June 5, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. along Main Street in Honeoye. The event features craft and artisan vendors, blues musicians, a car show, chicken barbeque, and strawberry products. Main Street, Honeoye, 14471. For more information email dbcchoneoye@gmail.com or visit www.honeoyelakechamber.weebly.com.

Sonnenberg’s Roses and Rosés wine and food pairing event on Monday, June 13, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., showcases dozens of wineries and restaurants in the Finger Lakes Region, during peak bloom period of the rose garden’s more than 2,500 roses. Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, 151 Charlotte Street, Canandaigua, 14424. (585) 394-4922. For more information or tickets, visit www.sonnenberg.org.

Stroll around Geneva during Musical Porches on Saturday, June 18 and enjoy diverse music being performed from resident’s porches. Start at 210 Washington Street to grab a map and meander from porch to porch. 210 Washington Street, Geneva, 14456. For more information call the Geneva Neighborhood Resource Center at (315) 828-6588. How fun does this sound?

Come and enjoy professional theater in Naples in the heart of the Finger Lakes! The 2016 summer season has arrived at Bristol Valley Theater. The lively summer program kicks off with Avenue Q which opens June 16 at 8 p.m. Bristol Valley Theater, 151 South Main Street, Naples, 14512. (585) 374-6318. For tickets and show information, visit www.bvtnaples.org.

Roseland Wake Park is open! 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. 250 Eastern Boulevard Canandaigua, 14424. (585) 393-9253. For more information and pricing visit www.roselandwakepark.com.

Courtesy of the Finger Lakes Visitors Connection

Red Breasted Robin Fledgling in the Finger Lakes

May 25th, 2016by Innkeeper

Every spring she nests on the light above the office door. At first I feel terrible as every time I open the door, and it’s a lot, she flies off. Eventually, she stays put. Could be because I talk to her all the time, as she will fly off if others come and go. One day not too long ago I noticed half of a blue shell on the ground. My first thought is that I hope something didn’t get the eggs. My second thought is that they are hatching. Well, this year, she had three. I say she but I think he helps a lot as there are always two around.

It was quiet at first. I caught site of the ugly little buggers not long after birth. Then, their beaks peaking out. Then the constant activity and chirping and feeding. I’ve caught he/she will a beak full of live worms. Many, many times. And now they are off. Until next year, or maybe again this year. It doesn’t take long. Love living in the country and at the 1795 Acorn Inn. Such a wonderful time of year.

Glorious Spring in the Finger Lakes

May 10th, 2016by Innkeeper

May and June are my favorite months. The weather is crisp and cool but the sun warms the air. Life is new and the flowers and trees rejoice. It’s a gorgeous time of year and not yet swelling with visitors. Here are just a few of the many things to do this month in New York’s Finger Lakes.

And they’re off to the races! The 2016 racing season has begun at Finger Lakes Gaming & Race Track! Between races check out the gaming floor with over 1,500 gaming machines. Route 96, Farmington, 14425. (585) 924-3232. In addition to the horses there are slots. Slots, lots of slots. A fun evening out, especially if you win.

It’s National Bike Month! Time to hop on a bike and ride around the lakes! Bike rentals are available at RV&E Bike and Skate and Geneva Bicycle Center. RV&E Bike and Skate, 168 S. Main Street, Canandaigua, 14424. (585) 393-5680. Geneva Bicycle Center, 489 Exchange Street, Geneva, 14456. (315) 789-5922. The Finger Lakes is such a great area to bike. Personally I love the trails around Conesus Lake and the Erie Canal but there are so many others I haven’t tried yet.

Need a cool place to unwind during the weekend? Then head to the northern shores of Canandaigua Lake and enjoy a lakeside drink at The Inn on the Lake’s Sand Bar. If you have a boat in the water, feel free to dock along the waterfront at the hotel! 770 S. Main Street, Canandaigua, 14424. (585) 394-7800. The Sand Bar is a lovely place to grab a drink. But, be warned, everyone knows it. And, the Inn is a prime wedding location during spring, summer and fall.

The Ganondagan State Historic Site longhouse is now open! Learn about local Native American history at the site of a 17th century Seneca village. Make sure to visit the self-guided hiking trails and the recently opened Seneca Art & Culture Center at Ganondagan to see exhibits on the village or catch the award-winning Iroquois creation story film. 7000 County Road 41, Victor, 14564. (585) 924-5848. Admittedly I have not been to this historic site but I will make it there soon. Promise. It’s only a 15 minute ride from the 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast.

Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventure Park is open on weekends! Soar through the air on the seven courses Aerial Adventures offers with 100 elements including ziplines, tight rope walks, rope ladders and bridges. Some of the elements reach almost 60 ft. high. Reservations are recommended. 5589 South Hill Road, Canandaigua, 14424. (585) 374-1180. I had so much fun completing three of the four levels of this course. I can’t wait to do it again and highly recommend this to my guests. It is really such a thrill.

Grape pies are a “must taste” in the Finger Lakes Region. Take a scenic drive on Route 21 to Naples and stop at a roadside stand or go right to Monica’s Pies. 7599 Route 21 South, Naples, 14512. (585) 374-2139. Yum! Monica makes an awesome chicken pot pie too.

In the warmer weather, L.L. Bean runs kayaking and stand up paddleboarding skills workshops and guided trips on beautiful Canandaigua Lake. This season will start on Saturday, May 28. L.L. Bean’s skilled instructors will show you the ropes on a kayak or stand up paddleboard then lead you on an adventure! (888) 552-5583. Make your reservation at www.llbean.com/adventure. Kayaking is wonderful on Canandaigua Lake. Kayaks can also be rented at Canandaigua Sailboarding right on the north shore.

Geneva Night Out offers an excellent way to get out and see what’s happenin’ in and around downtown Geneva. A recurring night of fun, this month’s event takes place on May 6 from 5 – 8 p.m. Spend the evening enjoying local foods as well as the work of local artists and musicians. For a downloadable map or more information please visit www.genevanightout.org.

Courtesy of Finger Lakes Visitor’s Connection. Thank you.

Finger Lakes Fun In April

April 1st, 2016by Innkeeper

Come Plant Yourself in the Finger Lakes! Spend an afternoon enjoying wine and food pairings at each of the Canandaigua Wine Trails six member wineries. You’ll also receive a wine charm and collect seed packets at each winery to take home, plus the wine trail will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Arbor Day Foundation to help plant new trees. Tickets are $20 per person or $35 per couple and can be bought online at www.canandaiguawinetrail.com or at any member winery. Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information call (877) 386-4669 or visit www.canandaiguawinetrail.com.

No two people see things the exact same way. This is the theme of an exhibit of 50 landscapes by 16 artists at Main Street Arts. See landscapes portrayed in a range of mediums and diverse styles. Opening reception 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 2 and on display until May 13. Main Street Arts. 20 West Main St., Clifton Springs, 14432. For more information call (315) 462-0210 or visit www.mainstreetartsgallery.com.

There’s no better way to celebrate the weekend Finger Lakes style than pairing a local beverage with live music at Roots Café in Naples. Kinloch Nelson kicks things off with a solo guitar performance Saturday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m. Catch The Lonely Ones on Friday, April 8 at 8:30 p.m. or Mulberry Soul Saturday, April 16 at 8:30 p.m. The Out of The Blue Trio performs Friday, April 22 at 8:30 p.m. and Steve Grills & The Roadmasters wrap things up Saturday, April 30 at 9 p.m. $5 cover for Mulberry Soul and Steve Grills, all others free. Roots Café, 197 N Main St., Naples, 14512. For more information call (585) 374-9800 or visit Roots Café on Facebook.

Spring is finally here! Need proof? Check out the flowers on display at Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park. Attend the Spring Wildflower & Orchid Show and stroll through the greenhouses and mansion. Raffle baskets with a variety of items from some of the area’s favorite shops, restaurants, and more will be on sale. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 22-24.Tickets are $10 per person, $5 for ages 4-16 and free for children three and under. Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, 151 Charlotte St., Canandaigua, 14424. For more information call (585) 394-4922 or visit www.sonnenberg.org.

It’s officially spring and warmer weather means more hiking! Throw on those hiking boots, get on the trails, and breathe the fresh air. Stop by Finger Lakes Visitors Connection for your free hiking and biking kit. Finger Lakes Visitors Connection, 25 Gorham St., Canandaigua, 14424. For more information call (585) 394-3915 or visit www.visitfingerlakes.com.

Two centuries of art will be on display at Hobart and William Smith Colleges until April 22. The exhibit, titled, “Audubon to Warhol: Two Centuries of American Art on Paper” features American works on paper created from 1820 to the present. It explores technical differences and progressions as well as the various art “movements” of the period, such as social realism and modernism. The exhibit is open 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays. The Davis Gallery at Houghton House, 1 Kings Ln., Geneva, 14456. For more information call (315) 781-3483 or visit www.hws.edu.

Thing To Do In the Finger Lakes In March

March 2nd, 2016by Innkeeper

Why not help with a good cause and learn a thing or two as well? The Iroquois White Corn Project needs volunteers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 5 for a Shucking Bee! Volunteers will shuck Iroquois white corn, a dietary staple of the Iroquois people dating back over 1,400 years. Help shuck the corn harvest and learn the many uses of this unique agricultural product. Iroquois White Corn Project, 7191 County Road 41 Victor 14564. For more information contact the project manager at (585) 742-1361 or visit online.

Sip and stroll at the Canandaigua Wine Walk, Saturday, March 5 from 4 to 8 p.m. Start at 143 South Main Street and purchase your glass for $8, from there visit various stores for tastings and samples from local wineries and restaurants. This month features the wineries of the Canandaigua Wine Trail! Find something truly enjoyable and perhaps bring some home with you. 143 South Main Street, Canandaigua 14424.

Catch a free film screening at the Main Street Arts Gallery. Thursday, March 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. Main Street Arts will be showing the Oscar-nominated film; Finding Vivian Maier. Learn about this mysterious nanny who secretly took over 100,000 photos and kept them hidden. Discovered decades later, she is now among the 20th century’s greatest photographers. Main Street Arts, 20 West Main Street, Clifton Springs 14432. For more information call (315) 462-0210 or visit online.

GAËL Brewing, the only Irish-American microbrewery in upstate New York, invites you to stop in to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Thursday, March 17. Open from 11 a.m. until the last person leaves, drop by for a pint or two of their Templederry Irish Stout or Liam’s Irish Red. They’ll also be introducing the Crafty GAËL, a collaboration beer produced with Crafty Ales and Lagers in nearby Phelps. GAËL Brewing , 4180 State Route 14, Geneva, 14456. For more information call (315) 220-0190 or visit online.

Gear up for Maple Weekend in New York State. This state-wide event celebrates the production of all things maple. Visit Cumming Nature Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 12, 13, 19, and 20 to learn about maple syrup production and enjoy a pancake breakfast. Stop by the Wohlschlegel’s Maple Farm from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 19 & 20 and April 2 & 3 for a pancake breakfast, walk through the woods to see the sap gathering process, or to take a tour of the sugarhouse! The New York Wine and Culinary Center invites you to take a tour of Kettle Ridge Farm on Saturday, March 19 at 9 a.m., after stop by the center for one of their many maple themed cooking classes!

Things to do in February – Touring Tips

January 31st, 2016by Innkeeper

While this has certainly been an odd winter, there’s still plenty to see and do in February in New York’s Finger Lakes. This time last year, a third of the Inn’s parking lot was covered in snow, at least three feet high and I had to shovel a path to the shed door. Today, nothing. But don’t let that stop you.

On February 6, come experience Vintage Vines & Valentines, an old-world celebration of love and friendship in the historic Finger Lakes village of Naples. The event features wine tastings, food sampling, s’more making, horse and wagon rides and all sorts of specials to be discovered at local businesses. Naples, 14512. Events are scheduled throughout the day. Suggested donation of $10 for a glass and map of the event. For more details and directions visit www.facebook.com/VintageVinesValentines.

Celebrate all that’s great about ice wines at the New York Ice Wine Festival & Culinary Festival. Enjoy ice wine tastings, ice wine-inspired cuisine tasting stations, live music, tango performances, sleigh rides, winery tours, and more. Ice wines from all across New York State, all in one place! Saturday, February 13, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $65. Casa Larga Vineyards, 2287 Turk Hill Road, Fairport,14450. For more information call (585) 223-4210 or visit www.casalarga.com.

Shop for one-of-a-kind items at the Canandaigua Classic Antique Show and Sale where more than 40 quality antique dealers will be showing their wares. February 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $6. Finger Lakes Gaming and Race Track, 5857 Route 96, Farmington, 14425. For more information call (585) 394-1472 or visit www.canandaiguaantiquesclassic.org.

Embrace the cold winter season at the second annual Finger Lakes Frost Festival! Outdoor ice sculptures, wine and food tastings, ice bars featuring specialty martinis poured through an ice luge, and fireworks! February 20, 5 to 9 p.m. Ramada Geneva Lakefront, 41 Lakefront Drive, Routes 5&20, Geneva, 14456. Tickets are $25 and are available online at www.brownpapertickets.com or by calling the Geneva Family YMCA at (315) 789-1616.

Experience the games and stories of the Seneca people. The Ganondagan State Historic Site presents Native American Winter Games & Sports. Try the traditional Haudenosaunee sport of Snowsnake, or race a snow boat; there will also be snow shoeing, dog sledding demonstrations, storytelling, traditional arts and native foods. Enjoy a complimentary visit to the Seneca Art & Culture Center at Ganondagan, too! Saturday, February 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A $10 donation per family is suggested. 7000 County Road 41, Victor, 14564. For more information call (585) 924-5848 or visit their website.

Bring the family together at Roseland Bowl Family Fun Center. Strike up a few games of bowling. Afterwards head over to the 18,000-square-foot fun zone which features laser tag, bumper cars and more than 30 brand new arcade games. Roseland Bowl Family Fun Center, 4357 Recreation Drive, Canandaiuga, 14424. For more details call (585) 394-5050 or visit www.roselandbowl.com.

Enjoy a local craft brew with locally made specialty sausages and sauces in the warm, historic carriage barn of Brew and Brats at Arbor Hill. Choose from a wide variety of wine and gourmet food products. Plus, open mic night every Saturday, from 6 to 9 p.m. Brew and Brats at Arbor Hill, 6461 Route 64 Naples, 14512. For more information call (800) 554-2406 or visit www.brewandbrats.com.

January Touring Tips

January 13th, 2016by Innkeeper

Well, it seems like this winter has taken it’s sweet time to arrive. But, it finally has. Temperatures are chilly. Snow is falling. Trails are opening up at Bristol Mountain. I’ve shoveled a few times and feel that I will be hooking up the plow soon. Here we go…

Winter adventure awaits you at Bristol Mountain! Enjoy 35 slopes and trails, two terrain parks, state-of- the-art snow making, and inclines for everyone from beginner to expert. If you’ve never experienced night skiing, now’s your chance! 96% of the trails at Bristol Mountain have lighting which allows you to ski well into the evening. Bristol Mountain Winter Resort, 5662 Route 64, Canandaigua. (585) 374-6000.

Calling all sports fans! Head to Hobart and William Smith College in Geneva to support the Statesmen and Herons, the men and women’s basketball teams, and catch a great game. Be sure to look online or call for game schedule dates and start times. Bristol Gymnasium, 300 Pultney Street, Geneva. (315) 781-3103.

Impress your friends and family by improving your culinary skills with a class at the New York Wine & Culinary Center. Choose from a variety of classes and learn from professionals while enjoying great food, drinks and company. For more information on what classes are being offered this month, call or go online. New York Wine & Culinary Center, 800 South Main Street, Canandaigua. (585) 394-7070.

Don’t let weather keep you from those New Year resolutions – lace up those sneakers and hit our largest indoor walking track at EASTVIEW Mall in Victor. With over 180 specialty stores including the first Von Maur store in the northeast, you’ll have plenty to see as you walk the halls. If you’re looking for a fun, free family event, get out to the mall for Super Saturday, January 30. For more information call or visit online. Eastview Mall, 7979 Route 96, Victor. (585) 223-4420.

We love live music here in the Finger Lakes and one of our favorite spots to catch a show is at Brew & Brats in Naples. Cold beer, delicious food, and free live performances every Saturday from 6-9 p.m. are only a few of the reasons why we know you will love it here. Brew & Brats, 6461 Route 64, Naples. (585) 374-2870. www.brewandbrats.com Just a few minutes from the Inn.

The Smith Opera House has all kinds of events to entertain and delight. Whether you want to watch a modern masterpiece like Ava DuVernay’s Selma or if you’re drawn to a cinema classic like Gone with the Wind, they have a show for you. Call or check online to see a schedule of what’s playing. The Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca Street, Geneva. (315) 781-5483.

If your eyeballs can’t get enough filmage, be sure to check out Main Street Arts Free Monthly Film Screening. This month’s feature will be Art and Craft, the story on the infamous art forger, Mark Landis. The film will be shown on Thursday, January 21 from 7–9 p.m. Enjoy free coffee and treats while you are captivated by this story of crime and intrigue. Main Street Arts. 20 West Main Street, Clifton Springs. (315) 462-0210.

Seems like that just is the tip of the iceberg… wineries are open without lines to taste, several antique shops are nearby, museums will entertain and educate for hours, ice skating at the Civic Center and the list goes on. And, let’s not forget to relax by the warmth of the fire and read a good book. There’s plenty to do or not.

December Touring Tips

December 3rd, 2015by Innkeeper

Ho. Ho. Ho. We have two rooms left for New Year’s Eve. Come join us.

Come meet the man behind the magic at the Wizard of Clay in Honeoye. Watch the talented Jamie Kozlowski make the unique and beautiful trademarked Bristoleaf Pottery. You won’t want to miss this Finger Lakes specialty! Wizard of Clay Pottery, 7851 Route 20A, Bloomfield, 14469. (585) 229-2980.

See Clifton Springs all lit up for the holidays at the Festival of Lights! Experience the Dickens carolers, hot drinks & food, music, free horse-drawn wagon rides, kid’s activities and a visit from Santa. December 4, 5 – 8 p.m. Clifton Springs Chamber of Commerce, 2 E Main St, Clifton Springs, 14432. (315) 462-7111.

Get your holiday shopping done in the Finger Lakes! Find the perfect gift at one of our quaint boutiques or specialty shops or Eastview Mall, home of five major department stores including the first Von Maur in the Northeast. Shop till you drop and then check out Eastview Mall’s impressive restaurant selection. Eastview Mall, 7979 Pittsford Victor Rd, Victor, 14564. For more information call (585) 223-4420 or visit www.eastviewmall.com.

Spend a day at the romantic Belhurst Castle overlooking beautiful Seneca Lake in Geneva. Start with a couples massage at Isabella Spa, then enjoy a wine tasting at Belhurst Estate Winery. End your day with dinner in the century-old castle at Edgar’s Restaurant. Belhurst Castle, 4069 Route 14S, Geneva, 14456. (315) 781-0201.

Warm up by the fire at Brew and Brats! Open weekends in December. Check out the full lineup of live music on Saturdays. Pull up a chair, grab a glass of your favorite cold one and maybe a tasty brat or two! 6461 NY-64, Naples, 14512. (585) 374-2870.

Ice skate with your children at the Geneva Recreation Center or the Greater Canandaigua Civic Center. For open skate times call or visit online www.visitgenevany.com (315) 789-2277 (Geneva) or www.gccc.org (585) 396-7230 (Canandaigua). Geneva Recreation Center, 666 S. Exchange St, Geneva, 14456. Greater Canandaigua Civic Center, 250 N. Bloomfield Rd. Canandaigua, 14424.

Turn back time at the Antique Wireless Museum. Featuring a 1925 radio store, first cellular telephone and more in this one of a kind, world-class collection. Stop in for a tour and bring the whole family. Tuesdays,10 – 3 p.m. and Saturdays,1 – 5 p.m. 6925 Routes 5 and 20, Bloomfield, 14469. (585) 257-5119.

Did you know 98% of the trails at Bristol Mountain are illuminated at night during the season? Check it out during the New Year’s Eve Family Celebration at Bristol Mountain with music, activities for kids and a torchlight parade. December 31, 4 – 10 p.m. 5662 Route 64, Canandaigua, 14424. (585) 374-6000. For packages, tickets and more www.bristolmountain.com.

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.

Fall

Fall

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.

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