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Branch Out of Your Fall Foliage Routine with These Alternative Leaf-Peeping Ideas

Sep 19, 2023 / MM Accounts

Branch Out of Your Fall Foliage Routine with These Alternative Leaf-Peeping Ideas When pumpkin spice is in the air, it’s hard to resist the urge to hit the road for some wholesome, old-fashioned leaf-peeping. In fact, it’s so hard to resist that nobody actually does resist, resulting in clogged roads and minimal quiet in fall foliage hotspots from New England to the Pacific Northwest. More

Finger Lakes Silver Linings: Gratitude in 2020

Dec 14, 2020 / madden

Finger Lakes Silver Linings: Gratitude in 2020 When the going gets tough, the tough get going!  Isn’t that what they say?Whatever quick catch phrase works for you in 2020, one thing for certain came out of the trials and tribulations of this year… The collective spirit of creativity and ingenuity was kicked into high gear in the Finger Lakes. And with that ingenuity came the understanding that there is opportunity in times of need.The pandemic has, without doubt, impacted this region of New York State just like it has all over the country and like other tourism destinations, this area has found ways to “fight the good fight” together and rally around each other in support, collaboration and compassion.Without exception, communities in this pristine region of New York put policies, procedures and sheer determination into play, creating partnerships to not only help keep each other safe but also encourage people to ‘shop local’ and ‘shop safe.’We’re going to tell you about a few communities, specific businesses and efforts within the Finger Lakes region that got creative and collaborative to support their local businesses.Gratitude to all and remember….there are always Silver Linings!Cortland County Comeback – Cortland CountyCortland County brought its government, Chamber of Commerce, Tourism Promotion Agency and municipalities together to create a partnership with the goals of keeping the community aware of Covid-19 updates and to share safety measures that all businesses could put into place to encourage local safe shopping.The benchmark of success in times of need like this one depend upon collaborations and that’s exactly what this community did. A universal logo was created to bring instant awareness to the effort and various programs like an art contest of kids. Local business will have coloring sheets available for pick-up and children can create art featuring county landmarks. Winners will have their art turned into decals that will be on display in business windows. What a great way to get the community into local businesses and to be prideful of the place they call home. More

Say “I do” in These Finger Lakes Wedding Venues

Dec 20, 2019 /

Say "I do" in These Finger Lakes Wedding Venues Congratulations on your engagement! Now, the planning kicks off. From stunning lakeside properties to sweeping views and rustic barns, the Finger Lakes offers a wide variety of wedding venues. More

Ho! Ho! Ho-liday Celebrations and Festive Fun in the Finger Lakes

Nov 25, 2019 / madden

Ho! Ho! Ho-liday Celebrations and Festive Fun in the Finger Lakes Snow has been spotted in the Finger Lakes, which has us thinking about the holiday season and all that Christmas cheer. Whether you like to stay warm and cuddle up with some cocoa or brave the weather and enjoy the snow – we’ve got celebrations big and small that are sure to fit the bill. More

Boutique Stores in the Finger Lakes

Nov 08, 2019 /

Boutique Stores in the Finger Lakes ‘Tis the season to give and receive! If you’re looking to skip the big box stores and online retailers, and put your money to work in small communities, the Finger Lakes is the place for you. More

Finger Lakes Fun for Everyone

Sep 25, 2019 /

Finger Lakes Fun for Everyone The Finger Lakes vacation region is full of fun for all ages and abilities. Whether you’re visiting on vacation or here for a family reunion, these attractions and activities will guarantee all generations are having a good time!Tanglewood Nature Center – Elmira, NYAlways free to visit, Tanglewood offers over ten miles of trails, more than 40 species of live animals and educational programming for both children and adults. Every Friday from April through October Tanglewood hosts a family-friendly activity such as group hikes or crafts and games for toddlers and small children, and select events are hosted with adults in mind - such as their Nature Nerd Trivia that pairs tricky questions with pitchers of beer. More

Geocaching: Treasure Hunt Through the Finger Lakes

Sep 10, 2019 /

Geocaching: Treasure Hunt Through the Finger Lakes In an increasingly digital world, it’s refreshing to find new ways to spend time together as a family outside. If you aren’t familiar with Geocaching, allow us to introduce you to your new favorite hobby. More