Posts Tagged ‘snow’

Full Moon Ski & Fondue in the Finger Lakes

March 1, 2009
Nordic Center at the Summit, Bristol Mountain

Nordic Center at the Summit, Bristol Mountain

Get your cross country skies all waxed and ready for this fun event at Bristol Mountain in Canandaigua on Saturday night, March 14th, from 6:30 pm to 9 pm. You can ski on the beautifully groomed trails in the moonlight and then join friends and relax afterwards in the Summit Center with hot drinks and fondue. The trails are gentle with just enough roll to give you a little up and down. More information is available at Pack, Paddle & Ski.  Ski rentals are also available at the Summit Center. Spring really is just around the corner, so take advantage of this fun winter snow activity!

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Bristol Mountain Winter Fun Down Cold

February 18, 2009

skier-purple-hat-closestwinter-activities-128Woo Hoo ~ a great website with new videos posted on winter fun. It’s Travel Buzz at www.VisitFingerLakes.com.  Here’s the latest on some snow fun at Bristol Mountain–another treasure of the Finger Lakes!   Watch the video.  Bristol Mountain   What fun. If only I liked falling in the snow.  Bristol also has cross country skiing –that’s more my speed-even with lighted trails for night skiing.  So snowboarders, skiiers alike, this is a great place for winter fun.

One of the most scenic in the Finger Lakes

February 18, 2009

Greetings from the Finger Lakes and welcome to Great Finger Lakes Finds.  Over the next several weeks I’m going to share with you some of the most unique and fun things to see and do here in the Finger Lakes.  I’ll introduce you to some of the people who make it so special and also share some hidden secrets and great favorite foods of the region. 

Canandaigua Lake in winter

Canandaigua Lake in winter

It’s winter in here in Finger Lakes right now and there’s nothing prettier than the freshly fallen snow, the frosty crystal covered trees and, of course, the frozen lakes.  What a view!

Great place to take a family picture
Great place to take a family picture

The first treasure I’d like to share with you is what I think is one of the most beautiful views in the region, the view of Canandaigua Lake from the Overlook on County Rd. #12 near Naples, NY.  It is breathtaking no matter what season and one not to miss.  It’s becoming a family tradition that when our children and their families come home we go each time and take a picture at the Overlook to add to our favorite places and family photos to share.  After we took our family photos we went down along the lake in Woodville and had a great breakfast at Poor Richard’s–a  little diner near the boat launch with GREAT food!  I think that too, will become a family tradition. 

To find the County Rd #12 Overlook, just take Route 21 South out of Canandaigua and head to Naples. Just before entering the Village of Naples (and just a little past Monica’s Pies) is the right turn onto County Rd. #12.  It’s a sharp hairpin turn up the hill so watch for the signs carefully.  About 1/12 miles up the hill you’ll come to the overlook .  Absolutely awesome!  Enjoy!