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.