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Owego Postcard - WYWH2020

Downtown

The beautiful downtown of Owego features great independently- and locally-owned shops, restaurants, and cafés, as well as some of the best antique shops and impressive bookstores in the region, surrounded by stately Victorian homes and 19th century architecture. Curiosity seekers can’t miss the Early Owego Antique Center, and for a great place to grab a bite to eat, try The Owego Kitchen.

Riverwalk Park

This scenic walk along the shores of the Susquehanna River, just below the shops

Penn Yan Postcard - WYWH2020

Keuka Lake Wine Trail

Penn Yan is located on the north end of the east branch of Y-shaped Keuka Lake, one of the premier locations for exploring the best wine of the region along the Keuka Lake Wine Trail. The six family-owned wineries of the Keuka Lake Wine Trail are dedicated to producing wines of the highest quality and to making your visit to our area truly enjoyable and memorable.

Keuka Outlet Trail

Hike, bike, or run the Keuka Outlet Trail, a 6.8-mile route running along a portion of the

Watkins Postcard - WYWH2020

Watkins Glen State Park

One of the most enchanting places for a leisurely hike in New York State is Watkins Glen State Park. Located steps from Watkins Glen’s main street, the two-mile Gorge Trail boasts 19 cascading waterfalls. Visitors can also hike the rim trails overlooking the 200-ft cliffs from above.

Watkins Glen International & Auto Racing History

Also known as “The Glen,” this road course racetrack hosts NASCAR and IMSA, among other auto racing events throughout the year. Watkins Glen

Penn Yan Diner

Besides all the beautiful scenery, world class wineries, distilleries, breweries, and cideries, the Finger Lakes also has an incredible culinary scene full of dining options including unique eateries like charming and nostalgic diners that remind us of yesteryear.

Whether you’re looking for a fun old-school diner for breakfast or lunch, you have plenty of great options throughout the region.

Visit these local mom and pop establishments in their quaint and vintage diners serving up some of the

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Our cultural centers and museums are still closed but we thought it would be fun to provide you with a list of must-visits when the doors open up again. Finger Lakes Wine Country is proud to have some incredible museums that make for the perfect way to spend a rainy day!

Here are 5 amazing Finger Lakes Museums to visit on a rainy or gloomy day, or any day too, some of them even allow you to explore them virtually - which we have noted here as well!

Rockwell Museum

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During these unprecedented times we are all staying home and spending a lot more time indoors. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun or stop exploring the Finger Lakes Wine Country region all from inside your home.

Whether you’re a resident or a visitor to the region, we have a few fun ideas and suggestions of ways you stay occupied indoors as well as explore Finger Lakes Wine Country virtually or through activities that can be enjoyed inside your home with your immediate family.

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During these unprecedented times it's important that we as a community are strong together.

Want to help out your community during these unprecedented and uncertain times but not sure how?

We have a few suggestions of ways you can help your favorite businesses and Finger Lakes Wine Country community through ordering online or reaching out to others virtually to show support during this unique time.

Whether you’re a regular visitor or a lifelong resident, one thing that is for certain is the

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INGREDIENTS
  • 2 large bunches fresh collard greens (or one 16 oz. bag)
  • 4 slices bacon, cut in 1” pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive or canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1½ teaspoons paprika Pinch red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup aromatic white Finger Lakes wine -Riesling or Gewürztraminer
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
PREPARATION

If using fresh collard greens, remove tough stems and center

5 FLX Chilly Winter Ice Wine Cocktails

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 12:00 PM by Finger Lakes Wine Country

Winter is coming to an end, so let us raise a glass to toast the season goodbye with some of Finger Lakes Wine Country region’s famous ice wines!

Celebrate the end of the season with these 5 chilly winter ice wine cocktails and drink recipes perfect for your next event or just for those lingering frosty Finger Lakes nights!

FLX Winter Ice Wine Martini

Shaken, not stirred! Served over ice and top it off with a frozen grape.

FLX winter Ice Wine Martini

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  • 1 oz Fulkerson Vidal Blanc Ice Wine
  • 2 oz Four

Winter Wonder in the Vines

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 11:00 AM by Kristy Wenz

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Mother Nature:

The Great Protector

Josh Wig of Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars on Seneca agrees adding, “Snow provides insulation and is welcome at any point in the winter. It’s the sub-zero air temperatures we have to watch for, but Seneca Lake’s temperature mitigation is usually enough to keep us from any severe damage.”

The Finger Lakes were carved out by glaciers during the Ice Age and these deep, fresh-water lakes, particularly Keuka, Seneca and Cayuga, provide moderating influences on the

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