Ontario County is your home for laidback luxury in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. When you’re here, you can expect a getaway that leaves you relaxed, refreshed, and rejuvenated, with experiences curated just for you. We’re all about the luxury of choice, after all! From zipping down snow-covered trails at Bristol Mountain, to kayaking on Canadice Lake, to wine and craft beverage tasting along the Canandaigua Lake Wine Trail and Rochester/Finger Lakes Craft Beverage Trail, there’s something for every speed and every interest in Ontario County. That includes your home base as well, from our luxurious resorts of The Lake House on Canandaigua, Hotel Canandaigua, Belhurst Castle, and Geneva On The Lake, to cozy bed and breakfasts.
In Ontario County, rich arts and entertainment, mouth-watering gastronomy, historic and local hot spots are around every corner. Located towards the western side of the region, Ontario County has two cities – Canandaigua and Geneva – and five Finger Lakes – Hemlock, Canadice, Honeoye, Canandaigua, and Seneca.
The 17th-century Seneca Nation “peace town” of Ganondagan is now a destination filled with five centuries of art, culture, and Native American history. Explore the Ganondagan State Historic Site’s replica bark longhouse and learn about the history and culture of the Seneca and Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) people at the interactive Seneca Art & Culture Center. In Bloomfield, the Antique Wireless Museum shares the intriguing story of communicative technology – from the first telegraph to the world’s first operating cellphone.
Tasty treats are abundant in Ontario County – from pure maple syrup in March to the county’s most talked about fall dessert, grape pies. (And you won’t want to miss the Naples Grape Festival in September – a two-day celebration of all things grape!) Take a gastronomic journey at New York Kitchen as you explore the culinary and agricultural bounty of New York State. Or pull up one of 14 seats at FLX Table, the cozy restaurant named the country’s best new restaurant in 2017 by USA Today. The multiple-course meal changes seasonally and often, with a wide selection of local beers and wines to compliment. It is located on Linden Street in Geneva – a popular night-life spot with unique wine and cocktail bars.
Ontario County also has over 250 miles of hiking, biking and water trails, making it the perfect place to get outdoors and explore. Get in touch with your inner self with wellness experiences like Finger Lakes Forest Immersion and cow cuddling at Mountain Horse Farm. Soar to new heights by hot air balloon, launching at different spots around the county.
Write your own story in Ontario County.