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Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Sideways (in the Finger Lakes of Upstate NY)

With the popularity of the movie Sideways, about touring the Santa Barbara wine country, I thought that the other side of the country should have equal time. There are over 70 wineries in the Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York. Go to:
Dr. Konstantin Frank is one of the more popular and award winning wineries in the Keuka Lake area. Find more information at:
The region is just beautiful!
But there are other things to do in this wine country and here are just some of my favorites that are in or about the area: You can hike through trails at the
Taughannock Falls State Park - with one of the highest waterfalls in the Northeast with a 215 ft. drop and 400 ft. high surrounding cliffs. (pictured above)
• Canandaigua Lady – a paddleboat tour on Canandaigua Lake
• Visit the Corning Glass Museum and go into the town where you can also see glass artists at work in some of the shops, as well as see the outstanding glassware for sale.
• Watkins Glen State Park - The Gorge at this park is something not to be missed with its 19 waterfalls, it’s just breathtaking! Park at the bottom and take the shuttle bus to the top. Have your camera and a bottle of water with you. Even though you are hiking down it is tiring, but well worth it. Afterwards you can take a swim in the Olympic sized Swimming Pool in the park.
• Esperanza Mansion – Not only for the view on the Bluff overlooking
Keuka Lake but also for its outstanding food.
• Garrett's Chapel - on the bluff overlooking Keuka Lake
• Windmill Farm and Craft Market in Penn Yan has Amish/Mennonite specialties.
• Miller's Essenhaus restaurant features many dishes and baked goods inspired by the area's Mennonite community. It is located 2 miles north of Penn Yan on Route 14A
• Skyland Farms Craft Gallery & Café in Hector, NY


Anonymous Anonymous said...

speaking of the Finger Lakes, has anyone out there heard of Eisenhower College, a liberal arts college in the 70's, located in Seneca Falls, N.Y. on the shores of Lake Cayuga?
think it is closed now but i was a student there in the early 70's. beautiful location there.

10:55 PM  
Blogger DSL said...

My friend Carol who lives up in that region says that it is now called New York Chiropractic College, and is right across the street from Bodine's Fruit & Vegetable Stand.

8:40 PM  

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