Finger Lakes Touring Tips – March 2020

Spring into the new season with a full slate of fun events at New York Kitchen! In addition to their one-of-a-kind cooking classes, stop in for Beer Bingo: St. Patrick’s Day Edition on March 12, The Not Too Far From Home Comedy Tour on March 13 and NYK x Gael Brewing Company on March 19. Don’t forget about Open Mic every Thursday as well! New York Kitchen, 800 South Main Street, Canandaigua.

At the Antique Wireless Museum, experience the history of the technologies used to communicate and entertain from the telegraph to today’s wireless text messaging. With a guided tour by a Museum Historian, enjoy the incredible stories behind the artifacts. See the Titanic wireless room with authentic era wireless equipment. Experience the sound of a 1 kW spark transmitter. See the first transistor radio and the first cellular telephone. Sit in the control room of the Voice of America station from Delano, California. Enjoy the Discovery area where kids of all ages can use the hands-on equipment. And so much more! Antique Wireless Museum, 6925 Route 5, Bloomfield.

A historic event is coming to Bristol Mountain – it’s the 2020 U.S. Freestyle Aerials National Championship! You won’t need a plane ticket to watch some of our country’s best athletes compete for victory. In addition to the competition, spectators can enjoy fun activities for the kids, great food, an outdoor bar for the adults and live music. Saturday, March 14, 5 to 9 p.m. Bristol Mountain, 5662 Route 64, Canandaigua.

Nothing kicks off a day of exploring the Finger Lakes, a sweet treat in the middle of the day or ending to a day of fun better than a visit to Bagels and Cakes! We’re talking lox bagel sandwiches, handmade pasta, focaccia, beautifully decorated cookies and more. Is your mouth watering yet? Bagels and Cakes, 476 Hamilton Street, Geneva.

The best libations of Ontario, Monroe, Livingston and Wayne counties all in one room. Too good to be true? Not atFirst Fest – Round Two! Enjoy samples from craft beverage producers and food vendors, take home a souvenir tasting glass and listen to some live music. Get your tickets today! Friday, March 20, 7 to 9 p.m. Ravenwood Golf Club, 929 Lynaugh Road, Victor.

Slow down time with a relaxing and rejuvenating experience at Park West Hair Design & Spa, overlooking picturesque Canandaigua Lake. Refresh your look or soothe your mind with a spa service in their luxurious retreat, complete with in-room fireplaces. Their outstanding hospitality and personalized service will make this an essential part of your Finger Lakes getaway. Park West Hair Design & Spa, 14 Lakeshore Drive, Canandaigua.

There isn’t any run around quite like the Drink Like a Girl 5K Run/1K Craft Beer Tasting Walk! Run a timed 5K and/or 1K Tasting Walk along Seneca Lake with craft beer stops along the route! After the race, head over to the Craft Beer After Party, with live music from local artists, food vendors and of course, more craft beer. Join in and celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote, International Women’s Day and craft beer! Saturday, March 28, 2 p.m.Downtown Geneva.

Learn the art of brewing and learn more about the journey from grain to glass, when you visit Twisted Rail Brewing Company. Once you watch the process, sample the brews made that day and learn what is coming next. Then, sit and enjoy a pint overlooking Canandaigua Lake before deciding which growler or keg you want to take home with you. Cheers! Twisted Rail Brewing Company, 169 Lakeshore Drive, Canandaigua.

Bonus Tip: March means Maple Weekend in the Finger Lakes! Stay tuned for a Touring Tips all about the maple events going on this year. Save the date: Maple Weekend 2020 is March 21-22 & 28-29!

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