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Upstate New York and the Finger Lakes Region

The Local Dish: Best Restaurants in the Western Finger Lakes for...

Our favorite tried and true dining spots in the Canandaigua and surrounding areas for date night.

12 Live! Folklife Concerts at Crandall Public Library

Live! Folklife Concerts are back this Spring with a Thursday evening series of 12 concerts during MarchApril-May, 7 to 9 pm (doors open at...
3 girls dressed for prom smiling at camera

2018 Prom Season: Organizations That Donate FREE Prom Dresses to High...

Sky-high costs put Prom out of reach some families, but these Upstate New York groups and organizations want to help make prom dreams come true.

71st Anniversary Celebration of “It’s a Wonderful Life” in Seneca Falls

  Mark your calendars, It's a Wonderful Life in Seneca Falls this December 8th, 9th and 10th!  You know I love the movie It’s a Wonderful Life ,...

Visiting Ameele’s Farm in Marion, NY

 Huge thanks to Moyer Beef for sponsoring this post and providing me the opportunity to learn all about New York Beef! The post, opinions,...

2017 Locktoberfest Coming to Seneca Falls!

The New York State Canal Corporation has chosen Seneca Falls as one of the five locations throughout New York State to hold Locktoberfest which...
Adirondack Scenic Railroad

Upstate New York Scenic Fall Foliage Train Rides

From the Mountains to the Finger Lakes region there is no better way to take in all the colors and sites than on a train tour.

Squaw Island | Canandaigua Lake

Squaw Island is an 11,000-year-old island located at the north end of Canandaigua Lake. It is known to be New York State's smallest Fish and Wildlife Management Area and one of the two known islands in the eleven Finger Lakes.  Seneca woman and children sought refuge on the Island during the 1779 Sullivan Expeditions, and it is one of the few places on earth where 'water biscuits' form.

Free Fishing Weekend in New York State

June 24-25, 2017 you can get out and experience the great fishing on the lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams of New York, no fishing license required!

Mac’s Drive-In Waterloo, NY

This nostalgic restaurant offers carhop and in-house service. The menu is all-American, old style short-order food cooked on a flat top right in front of you.

2017 Annual Seneca Falls Canal Festival

The 2017 Seneca Falls Canal Festival information and history of the Aquacade of the 60's and 70's and the creation of Van Cleef Lake.

10 Upstate New York Festivals to add to your Calendar

10 Upstate New York Festivals to Add to your Calendar that celebrate everything Upstate New York has to offer.

Finger Lakes Farmers Markets 2017

It is almost Farmers Market Season here in the Finger Lakes! Not only can you get the freshest produce around at your local farmers market,...

Easter Brunch Around the Finger Lakes

  Easter is one of those hectic holidays, the egg hunts, the baskets, church service, keeping the kids clean and photo ready in their Easter...

Organizations That Donate FREE Prom Dresses to High School Students in...

Upstate New York organizations that support students and make prom dreams come true to those who may not be able to afford a dress for prom.

Women March in Seneca Falls 2017

A note from Jen: I typically avoid sharing politically related topics here.  However, I have written many times about Seneca Falls and its rich...

It’s A Wonderful Life in Seneca Falls NY

It's a Wonderful Life In Seneca Falls For our family, watching It’s a Wonderful Life every holiday season is a cherished Christmas tradition. The timeless...

Upstate New York Gift Ideas

  A few years ago a friend asked me "What would you put into an Upstate New York State themed gift basket". They were visiting...

20 Fun Things to do in the Finger Lakes this Fall

The  Finger Lakes are exceptional year around, But I think the region really shines in the autumn. The fall foliage is some of the most...

The Perfect Sunday in Sodus Point

Last week we decided to pack up the boat and kids and hit Lake Ontario for the day. It ended up being a perfect...
Hi! I’m Jennifer – a work at home, farmer's wife, mom to 3, living life in Upstate New York! I love sharing tasty recipes, easy do it yourself projects, and little stories of life on a farm in the Finger Lakes.

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