How many times have you heard that question: Are we there yet? In all likelihood you were guilty of asking this very same question; no matter your mode of travel.
So where are we off to this time? And how long will it take us to get there? We’re off to the Finger Lakes region of New York; specifically Canandaigua, which is not quite half way between Albany and Buffalo with Buffalo being closest. The “chosen spot,” is what the Iroquois called it in its former spelling of Kanandarque. It’s no wonder, since on November 11, 1794, the Treaty of Canandaigua was signed “in hopes of establishing peace and friendship between the U.S. and the Six Nations of the Iroquois.”
Now is a perfect time to visit, what was recently voted the most beautiful wine region in the world: in early spring as flowers showcase their delicate hues, foliage becomes greener and trees are beginning to bud. What better time than to take a side trip, a weekend retreat or mini-vacation! For a complete list of happenings in and around the Finger Lakes region, visit http://www.visitfingerlakes.com/events.php
Check this out . . .
- 11 ‘namesake’ lakes including Canandaigua, Seneca and Keuka lakes
- New York Wine & Culinary Center
- More than 100 waterfalls
- Museums, shopping and a foodie’s paradise
- Smith Opera House
- Cornell University
- 4 hours from New York City
. . . . and, when all is said and done, you’ve seen the sights, had a great meal and fine glass of wine, then a good night’s sleep is just around the corner.