Come celebrate the rich heritage of Clifton Springs at the Sulphur Springs Festival on Friday, June 5, 5 – 8pm and Saturday, June 6, 9am – 8pm. Weekend funtivities include: live musical acts, games for the kids, food, a Wine and Beer Crawl, and much more, including a parade Saturday evening! The Festival is free and takes place in Downtown Clifton Springs. For more information, call (315) 462-8200, or visit www.SulphurSpringsFestival.com
Golf season is here, so grab your clubs and get out on the links this month! Ontario County boasts over nine golf courses from Ravenwood in Victor to Reservoir Creek in Naples – each unique and challenging! For more information on golf in Ontario County, call us at 585-394-3915 or visit us online at www.visitfingerlakes.com/golf
Sonnenberg’s Roses and Rosés elegant wine and food pairing event on Monday, June 8 showcases over 25 wineries and restaurants of the Finger Lakes Region and kicks off Rose Week at Sonnenberg Gardens, June 8-14. Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, 151 Charlotte Street, Canandaigua. 585-394-4922.
Enjoy the beautiful weather, sunshine, and spectacular views by taking a boat cruise on the Canandaigua Lady! Relax and delight in a wonderful ride on board The Canandaigua Lady, an 18th century replica paddleboat. 205 Lakeshore Drive, Canandaigua. 585-396-7350. Or come and explore the beauty of the deepest of the Finger Lakes – Seneca Lake on the lovely Rose Lummis, and the historic Cayuga- Seneca Canal. 35 Lakefront Drive, Geneva. (315) 789-5520.
Come and enjoy professional theater on Main Street in Naples in the heart of the Finger Lakes! The 2015 summer season has arrived at Bristol Valley Theater. Kicking off the season is “Godspell”, playing from June 11 – 21 and “Who is Theo?” which opens on June 25. Bristol Valley Theater, 151 South Main Street, Naples. 585-374-6318.
If you love nature and being outdoors and are curious about the different flora and fauna out there – here’s your opportunity to learn about what you’re seeing. Uncover the wonderful world of trees during a Cumming Nature Center journey with Shariee Edersheim, senior naturalist. Saturday, June 13, 10 – 11:30 am. 6472 Gulick Road, Naples. (585) 374-6160.
New Roseland Wake Park is scheduled to open the end of June! 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, visit www.roselandwaterpark.com.
Roseland Waterpark opens for the season June 27! A thrilling waterpark with tube slides, body slides, YoBerry Splash Factory, giant wave pool, adventure river and the mammoth raft ride, the park is perfect for ages 3 and older. For more information and pricing, visit www.roselandwaterpark.com.
Touring Tips courtesy of the Finger Lakes Visitors Connection. Thank you.
And they’re off to the races! The 2015 racing season has begun! Between races check out the gaming floor with over 1,500 video gaming machines. Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, Route 96, Farmington, 14425. (585) 924-3232.
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 St., Canandaigua, 14424. (585) 393- 5680. Geneva Bicycle Center, 489 Exchange St., Geneva, 14456. (315) 789-5922. For biking trail information, visit us online at Finger Lakes Visitors Connection
In the era before electric light, what did people do after dark? The Geneva Historical Society will be offering a special evening tour of Rose Hill Mansion’s first floor focused on how the rooms were used, especially in the evening. Find out more about the Swan family’s night life during the late 1800s and view the rooms yourself during an (electric) candlelight tour Friday, May 15. 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Tickets $10 pp. 3373 Route 96A near Geneva, 14456. (315) 789-3848. genevahistoricalsociety.com/visit/rose-hill-mansion/
Head to the northern shores of Canandaigua Lake and kick-off summer at The Inn on the Lake – Sand Bar! Featuring live music weekly and great food specials! If you have a boat in the water, feel free to dock along the waterfront at the hotel to take in the sound waves! 770 South Main Street, Canandaigua, 14424. (585) 394-7800.
The Ganondagan State Historic Site 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, the 1670 bark long-house replica and Visi- tors Center. 1488 New York 444, Victor, 14564. (585) 742-1690.
Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventure Park is now open on weekends! Soar through the air on one of the seven courses Aerial Adventures features with 100 elements featuring ziplines, tight rope walks, rope ladders and bridges. Some of the elements reach almost 60 ft. high into the canopies of the trees. Reservations are highly recommended. 5589 South Hill Rd., Canandaigua, 14424. (585) 374-1180.
Weekend Kayaking and Stand Up Paddle Boarding on beautiful Canandaigua Lake starts Saturday, May 23. L.L. Bean’s skilled instructors will lead you on an adventure! Starting at only $25. (888) 552-5583. Make your reservation at llbean.com/adventure
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. Monica’s Pies, Route. 21 South, Naples, 14512. (585) 374-2139.
Enjoy local talent with Tunes by the Tracks. Starting May 20, this is a regular event that features local musical groups but also gives you a chance to be a part of the fun, too because a jam session follows each performance. Stop by and be a part of the show! Clifton Springs Library meeting room Railroad Avenue, Clifton Springs, 14432. (315) 462-6189. cliftonspringschamber.com
Touring Tips Courtesy of the Finger Lakes Visitors Connection.