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Lake Ontario Wine Trail - Roll Out the BarrelsLake Ontario Wine Trail, Williamson, NY -- The Lake Ontario Wine Trail is hosting their first and most popular event for 2018.  The 8th annual “Roll Out The Barrels” event will take place on Saturday and Sunday, April 7th and 8th from 11am – 6pm. Guests will enjoy special access to pre-released or newly released wines, spirits and ciders before they hit the tasting room shelves.

Cumming Nature Center Maple WeekendCanandaigua, N.Y. – This weekend marks the beginning of Maple Weekend throughout New York State, and the maple farms in Ontario County are getting ready to welcome visitors to their sugar houses.

Maple Weekend, which is March 17 & 18 and March 24 & 25, is sponsored by the NYS Maple Producers Association. During Maple Weekend, maple farms will welcome visitors to their farms to educate people first-hand about how maple syrup and other related products are made. Many farms also have pancake breakfasts and other tastings throughout the weekend as well.

Excelsior PR logoMaple Production Continues to Grow to Record Numbers

Lieutenant Governor Celebrates Producers in the Program and Kicks Off Upcoming Maple Weekends with First Ceremonial Tree-Tapping of the Season

New Yorkers Encouraged to Participate in Maple Weekends Taking Place at Nearly 180 Locations Across the State March 17-18 and March 24-25  

February 21, 2018 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the New York State Grown & Certified program is expanding to include the New York maple industry. The program will increase exposure for New York's maple producers, who rank second in the nation in syrup production and generate an estimated economic impact of $141 million each year. Annual Maple Weekends scheduled for March 17-18 and March 24-25 will help spotlight the growing maple industry and boost awareness of producers in the Grown & Certified program.

Avery AguasAdding your latest breakfast craving—a cocoa swirl almond streusel coffee cake to the menu

Rhinebeck, NY - ALL THAT JAVA, a popular tiny coffee house in Rhinebeck, NY which opened in August of 2016 is excited to announce the addition of their rich sour cream coffee cake with cocoa swirl and an almond streusel topping at their Rhinebeck location. (You can’t even read that without salivating.) This culinary creation will be available at ALL THAT JAVA in Rhinebeck beginning on Friday, February 2.

Maple Weekends 2018The 2018 Maple Weekends brochure listing 17 sugarmakers, four pancake breakfast sites, the American Maple Museum and the Fourth Annual Maple Sap Run and Walk in Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida and Oswego counties is now available. Send a self-addressed, stamped, letter-size envelope to Steve Rogers, Bear Creek Farm, PO Box 853, Pierrepont Manor, NY 13674 to receive a free brochure.

        Wayne County Tourism logoMaitre D' at Trombino's brings new age American bistro fare

Lyons, N.Y. - Lyons' residents have a new fine dining establishment found in an old classic. Maitre D' at Trombino's opened its doors in September, bringing American bistro fare made from some of New York's finest and freshest ingredients. Christopher VanEpps, General Manager, quickly fell in love with Lyons - the people, the community, the pride - and wanted to give the town a delicious, fine dining experience.

Lake Ontario Wine Trail logoWayne County, N.Y. – The Lake Ontario Wine Trail will host their annual “Christmas Around the World” event on Saturday and Sunday, December 2nd and 3rd. Travel the world this holiday season via the wine trail for a weekend of Christmas cheer, great food, and local award-winning wines, ciders and spirits. Each participating member location will represent a different country and pair their beverages with unique holiday dishes. This year, we welcome our newest Trail member, Old Goat Cidery at the Apple Shed.

Casa LargaRochester, NY – Casa Larga’s annual harvest celebration will be held Sunday, September 17, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., rain or shine at Casa Larga Vineyards in Fairport, NY.

It began, and continues to be, a way to celebrate and kick off harvest time at the winery and highlight the Colaruotolo family’s Italian heritage. The Festival is best known for the authentic old-world grape stomping that earned it the name of “Purple Foot.”…

iloveny-stack1Tiny Houses at a farm sanctuary, a nationally-Ranked restaurant and a lLand/water tour of Albany are among the new ways to stay, dine and play In New York State this Fall

NEW YORK – The splendor of New York State’s fall foliage season – one of the longest in the nation – is reason enough to explore the state’s backroads and byways this autumn. But with new attractions including romantic inns, creative eateries and unique adventures, there are even more reasons to plan a getaway to the Empire State this fall.

A Taste of Wayne CountyTwo decades of the month-long harvest celebration

Wayne County, N.Y. - The annual Wayne County Apple Tour returns for the 20th year this fall. Since 1997, apple lovers throughout western and central New York have explored Wayne County to pick fresh apples, enjoy the fall colors, and enjoy a day of family fun. Wayne County is the largest apple-producing county in New York State. The tour runs throughout the month of October, with a "Tasting Weekend" from October 6-9 (Columbus Day Weekend).