Looking for the best place to see Finger Lakes Fireworks near Canandaigua? No worries. Rest assured, your Innkeeper will take care of you. See all Fourth of July events online at visitfingerlakes.com/events-festivals/fourth-of-july-events. But that’s not all. There are fireworks happening in one way or another throughout the month of July in Canandaigua and the Finger Lakes.
If you are looking for a Saturday night activity, check out Land of Legends Raceway. This half-mile dirt oval track has races most Saturday evenings from April to September. The ticket price for all“Saturday Spectaculars” in the grandstands is $15. Also, discounted ticket prices for seniors, and free admission for children 16 and younger when accompanied by an adult are available. Various food vendors will be on-site during races for purchase as well. For more information, call (315) 573-7887 or visit landoflegendsraceway.com.
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Going! Going! Green! New York’s Finger Lakes region has plenty of green. And, we’d like to keep it that way. While we don’t have a formal environmental policy, we strive to be environmentally respectful by integrating environmentally-friendly systems and practices whenever and where ever possible. What follows are a few examples of how the 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast, located just seven miles from Canandaigua Lake, has and continues to go green…Going! Going! Green!
Most of our indoor and outdoor lights are on timers. We thank our guests who turn off our lights at night, but it’s not necessary. They will automatically go off around 1:00 am. Those that are meant to stay on will stay on. And, our walkway lights are solar powered.
Almost 75% of our lights use fluorescent or LED bulbs. The light isn’t as soft as incandescent, but our energy usage is certainly decreasing. Every time an incandescent bulb is in need of replacement, we replace it with a fluorescent or LED bulb whenever possible to keep that percentage rising. We’ve recently added LED lights in most of the bathrooms. Of course due to the mercury content in fluorescent bulbs, we recycle them at Lowes.
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Cycling Canadice Lake is a wonderful way to see one of New York’s Finger Lakes in all it’s glory. A small, watershed lake just west of the 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast. The lake is only three miles long and takes about an hour to cycle. In this Innkeeper’s opinion, it’s the perfect ride. Protected on windy days. Cool on warm summer days. Just the right amount of uphill and downhill. On the west side of the lake, the ride takes you through the trees and right along the lake. On the east side, a paved road rarely traveled with stunning views of the lake.
A water source for Rochester, NY, Canadice Lake is pristine. As a result, there are no houses are permitted on its shores. The Department of Environmental Conservation limits boats to 17 feet in length and a maximum of 10 horsepower engine. Consequently there are no speed boats and no jet skis! Swimming, camping and contamination of the water are prohibited. Thereby, maintaining high water quality making it perfect for lake activities.
Cycling Canadice Lake
Don’t have your own bike or canoe? Then, Canadice Lake Outfitters are there for easy bike, kayak, canoe and stand-up paddleboard rentals.
About The 1795 Acorn Inn
The 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast is a luxurious, romantic AAA Four Diamond Lodging located in New York’s Finger Lakes. The Inn is the only Bed and Breakfast in New York to received this prestigious award for 22 consecutive years. According to AAA, “Four Diamond establishments are upscale in all areas. Accommodations are progressively more refined and stylish. The physical attributes reflect an obvious enhanced level of quality throughout. The fundamental hallmarks at this level include an extensive array of amenities combined with a high degree of hospitality, service, and attention to detail.”
Stay with us and don’t forget to schedule an in-room massage in our Hotchkiss Room, Bristol or Barn Suites. Chair massages are now available in all rooms. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you soon.
What follows is a list of Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion events for 2018. There are many reasons why so many of our guests visit Sonnenberg. Firstly, the mansion. One will be in awe that this was once a magnificent summer home. Secondly, the gardens are gorgeous. Beginning in June with roses month, there is always something colorful to see. And, the peaceful zen of the Japanese gardens is always a treat. Finally, the greenhouse is a sight to behold. In conclusion, one can spend an hour or several hours leisurely strolling the property. And that is without one of the splendid events listed below.
Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion Events
Roses & Rosés, June 11
An evening of wine, food, and music in the historic mansion and gardens in celebration of Sonnenberg’s Rose Month (June). Sample wines and sumptuous foods from dozens of the Finger Lakes region’s wineries and restaurants while strolling through Sonnenberg’s historic gardens and mansion. Silent auction included in festivities. Rain or shine. 21 & over only.
Father’s Day Car & Motorcycle Show, June 17
July 4th Admission Special, July 4
Moonlight Strolls Concert Series, Fridays, July 6 – Aug 3
Family Fun Day, July 29
August Teas, Every Thursday in August
Arts at the Gardens, August 18-19 — Still accepting artist applications for our 2018 show. Apply today! Your innkeeper’s favorite.
Harvest Fest, September 28
Fall Gardening Symposium, October 13
Mansion Mysteries, October 19-21 & 26-27
Haunted Garden Stroll, October 28
Dickens Christmas, December 1
Holiday Home Tour, December 8
Upcoming Events: Proceeds from all events go to the support and operation of Sonnenberg Gardens. As event information is subject to change, please check our website for event details.
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