Penn Yan, NY – October 21, 2008 - Great finds - indoors and out - are the essence of a Finger Lakes antiques hunt. Rolling hills backdrop charming villages ringing crystalline ice age lakes. The deals are tremendous and the setting unmatched, with amazing restaurants presenting local foods and wines, and terrific historic inns. It sounds perfect...because it is.  These are our favorites, although almost every village and nearly every bend in the road will have an old house with a sign out front: "Antiques."(See the Google (treasure) map to all of these shops here) (Go here to find Classic Inns to stay in) Riverow Bookshop - Owego  Find yourself immersed in the wonderful, unique scent of accomplished books, creaky hardwood floors and a journey that dates back through classic literature. While perusing our three floors of books, we will indulge you with a delicious cup of tea or a glass of wine. Open Monday through Saturday 9:30 to 5:30 with extended hours Thursday until 8p.m. We are also open on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month, from 12 to 4 p.m.    Antique Revival – Big Flats Specializes in upper-end and rare pieces, with a national and even international following. Open Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm; closed Mondays    Bloomfield, NY Bloomfield is home to a generous country mile of quality shops dotting the old Seneca Trail (now known as Routes 5 & 20) in the heart of the Finger Lakes region of western New York. Period and country furniture, primitives, tools, glassware, rare books, stoneware, ephemera, collectibles, antique firearms, and so much more... Bloomfield is a charming, two centuries old village brimming with colonial architecture and fun places to eat, shop and visit.    L.W. Emporium - Ontario More than 100 Vendors offering the finest Crafts and Antiques in a 15,000 square foot renovated coal barn. Open Tuesday through Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.    New Hope Antiques – New Hope The country to the west side of Skaneateles Lake holds the quaint hamlet of New Hope, known for its 180-year old water-powered mill, and wonderful pancake flour, and now New Hope Antiques. Each room of the 1820s farmhouse is filled with antiques and collectibles and the restored barn holds “project pieces” and deeply-discounted items from the main house. Open May 23 to Oct. 19,  10 – 5 daily;Oct. 25 to Dec. 14, 10 – 5 weekends only.    50-Mile Garage Sale – Cayuga and Cortland Counties Locals know to avoid Route 90 in the eastern Finger Lakes July 26 and 27. That’s when visitors will descend on this scenic by-way to see what hidden treasures they can find among the hundreds of thousands of items that will be displayed roadside.This marathon for bargain hunters will stretch from the Village of Homer in the east through the hamlets of Summerhill, Locke and Genoa then north along the shore of Cayuga Lake to Route 20 and Montezuma. The average driving speed for the weekend will drop from 55 to 15 but it will be great fun for the die-hard or even the amateur garage sale enthusiast.The unofficial sale hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days and the event takes place rain or shine. For additional information contact the Cortland County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800 859-2227 or the Cayuga County Office of Tourism at 315 255-1658.  Ninos Antiques - Gorham You walk into an old fashioned country store atmosphere to buy, sell or search for treasures and special finds of antique furniture, jewelry, books, glassware, frames and collectibles. Nino's Antiques is open year round Thursday through Saturday 11AM until 4PM and Sundays 12 Noon until 4PM. Or by appointment just by calling (585) 526-6800.    Cleaveland's Antiques - Sherwood Sterling, glassware, china, flatware, linens, vintage clothing, jewelry, accessories, books, furniture, art, frames, etc. Thurs, Fri, Sat 1-5pm or by appt315-364-7266    Petrune - Ithaca Vintage clothing for men and women, great styles with real verve... Open seven days a week from 11 AM until 6 PM.     Matt MontagueDirector - Public Relations  |  SMS  |  95 Brown Road, Suite 237  |  Mailbox 1032  |  Ithaca, NY  14850  |  607.257.7000  |  fax 607.257.2389  |  cell 607 280 7121 |  |