Exciting thoroughbred racing at Finger Lakes typically begins in early April and continues through the first week of December. Finger Lakes offers an average of 10 races per day, with each day a great four-hour escape to fast paced action and entertainment. Year-Round Gaming action with over 1,000 video machines.
Sonnenberg was the summer home of Frederick Ferris and Mary Clark Thompson. A legacy of an era of wealth and elegance, the estate was sold to the Federal government by Mrs. Thompsons heir in 1930. In 1973, it was deeded to Sonnenberg Gardens, a not-for-profit corporation formed to restore the gardens and mansion to their former glory. At Sonnenberg Gardens you may stroll on your own, take a guided tour or come to enjoy one of the many events hosted throughout the year. There is also a wine tasting room.
The Canandaigua Wine Trail is a collection of unique wineries found along the western edge of the world-famous Finger Lakes Wine Region in New York State. It features many outstanding wines, a variety of shops and attractions and some of the region's most spectacular scenery overlooking beautiful Canandaigua Lake.
Casa Larga Vineyards have taken great pride in perfecting a style of wine making and entertaining, to form a unique blend of both. The rustic beauty of the Finger Lakes winery, the sheer elegance of the special events and meeting facilities, and a sincere commitment to service and quality combine to bring the most serene atmosphere possible. 716-223-4210.
Finger Lakes Wine Center includes a beautiful Victorian mansion and gardens, located at the north end of Canandaigua Lake, in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region in Upstate New York. Formerly the summer home of Canandaigua benefactors Frederick Ferris and Mary Clark Thompson, Sonnenberg (German for "sunny hill") is open to the public 7 days a week from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM, mid-May through October 13th. Explore the mansion, visit our Wine Center, stroll the grounds and walk through the many beautiful gardens. Sonnenberg Gardens is a unique and wonderful place. Take your time and explore the many sights and sounds of Sonnenberg. We also have a tram service available for individuals who want to see the grounds but do not wish to walk the entire estate. 585-394-9016.
Arbor Hill Grapery
1-800-554-2406 6461 Route 64
Naples, NY 14512
Arbor Hill is located near Canandaigua Lake in the famous Finger Lakes Region, just down the street from Bristol Mountain and smack dab in the middle of South Bristol.
Keuka Wine Lake Trail
Spend a day within a 19th century country village. As you stroll among the 57 restored and fully furnished buildings, you will see how a log cabin settlement grew into a bustling community of stores, shops, schools, churches and fine houses. Experience vivid impressions of 19th century American country life -- the aroma of soup simmering over an open hearth and bread baking in a brick oven, the ringing of the blacksmiths hammer, the calls of barnyard animals -- and the friendly voices of interpreters and crafts people.
Ganondagan State Historic Site is the location of a major seventeenth-century Seneca town and its palisaded granary. The town and its associated burial grounds on Boughton Hill were designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964. Fort Hill, the site of the granary, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1966 because it was part of the French campaign of destruction in 1687. The Marquis de Denonville, Governor General of New France, led an army from Canada against the Seneca in July, 1687. It was an effort to annihilate the Seneca and eliminate them as competitors in the international fur trade.
The Canandaigua Lady is the only authentic 19th century replica of a paddlewheel boat in the region. Narrated boat tours, fall foliage cruises, elegant dining cruises and charters are available. For more information please call 1-866-9-Anchor http://www.steamboatlandingonline.com
Eastview Mall in Victor (10 minutes away), Marketplace Mall in Henrietta (20 minutes away), Hanna Junction Farm and Craft Market (2 1/2 miles north of Canandaigua. Open every Thursday 10 am to 9 pm. Over 100 vendors. Farm fresh vegetables and fruits, meats, baked goods, antiques, furniture, crafts, handmade quilts, wine, food court and a variety of cottage-industry goods), and Finger Lakes Outlet Stores.