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Visiting Rochester & the Finger Lakes
Winter in the Finger Lakes: Snowfall opens up opportunities for a wealth of outdoor activities and communities from Rochester to Batavia to Penn Yan are warmer and more welcoming than ever. Join residents in celebrating the season through a variety of special events, festivals, and family-friendly fun.
It’s time to plan your winter ski trip and the Finger Lakes region is home to numerous first-rate ski areas. Rochester residents and visitors are sure to find the Bristol Mountain Ski Area to be well worth the short drive to Victor. The facility boasts 34 runs over more than 160 skiable acres.
Among football fans in Rochester, allegiances are divided between the Buffalo Bills, the New York Jets, and the New York, Giants – but hockey fans can agree on the Rochester Americans. Join fans at the Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial for one of the American Hockey League team’s 38 home games this season. The Americans' 2015-2016 campaign goes through mid-April.
The arts are alive in Ithaca and 2016 First Friday Gallery Nights are the proof. On the first Friday of every month, downtown Ithaca galleries and venues open up to showcase local artists, musicians, and performers, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Rochester visitors won’t want to miss the 2016 Mendon Ponds Park Winterfest on January 17th. The celebration fills Mendon Ponds Park with a variety of indoor and outdoor activities, with everything from ice fishing, to skiing, nature walks, wagon rides, and more – all starting at 11 a.m.
The 7th Annual NY State Ice, Wine & Culinary Festival is another fun way to warm up this winter. Wineries, restaurants, and other Finger Lakes area-establishments showcase their best creations, while Casa Larga Vineyards, just south of Rochester, hosts live entertainment and a variety of other fun. It all starts at 11 a.m. on February 13th.
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