Special Glamping Discount at Firelight Camps in Ithaca!

Summer’s not over yet! It’s prime time to get ready for leaf-peeping, visiting Finger Lakes’ famed waterfalls, and planning your fall “glamping” getaway

We’re teaming up with our partners at Firelight Camps to give you a special deal for your Fall “glamping” stay in Ithaca, New York:

When you book 2 mid-week nights, you’ll get 25% off the second night.
When you book 3 mid-week nights, you’ll get 50% off the third night.

Discount applies for mid-week bookings (Sunday – Thursday) between September 1 and October 29, 2017.


If you have an existing reservation, you can extend it to receive this offer by emailing Firelight Camps at reservations@firelightcamps.com.

Look for Firelight Camps Events going on this fall, and coordinate your visit!

Happy Glamping!!

Finger Lakes 50-Mile Garage Sale This Weekend!

The Annual Finger Lakes 50-Mile Garage Sale is this weekend, July 29-30, 2017–a Finger Lakes tradition since 1988, offering something for everyone!

Browse fifty miles of roadside treasures, and enjoy festivities and food that will stretch along scenic byway Route 90 from Montezuma in the north to the Village of Homer in the south.

Enjoy the charming towns and villages of upstate New York while browsing antiques, clothes, books, and more!

The sale goes on rain or shine from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM. If you can’t make it this weekend, mark your calendars for next time!

Save the Dates!
July 28 – 29, 2018
July 27 – 28, 2019

Happy shopping!

It’s Time! GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance!

One of the most anticipated Finger Lakes events of the year begins this week!!

Ithaca’s Thursday Night Farmers’ Market Starts 6/28!

Ithaca’s Thursday Night Farmers’ Market starts this week at Steamboat Landing! 

Take in the sights, sounds, and delightful flavors of the Ithaca Farmers’ Market on Thursday evenings this summer, beginning June 29 through September 28, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM!

If you miss Thursday night, visit Steamboat Landing Saturdays 9:00 AM-3:00 PM or Sundays 10:00 AM-3:00 PM. You can also find vendors in Dewitt Park, Tuedays 9:00 AM-2:00 PM and at East Hill Plaza, Wednesdays 4:00-7:00 PM this summer!

Come and see how the locals have been spending their weekends for over 40 years!

World Record Attempt on Seneca Lake this Summer!

GENEVA, N.Y. – A group of passionate kayakers and canoers are teaming up this summer on the north end of Seneca Lake with a common goal and for a fantastic cause. Chuck Little will lead the “Hope Floats Kayak Challenge” in an attempt to break a Guinness Book World Record that was last set in 2014 on Fourth Lake in Inlet, New York.
“A couple of years ago, we did a fundraiser for the Open Door Mission in Rochester, which is a homeless shelter,” Little explained. “We had fun with that, but we wanted to do something different this year, and I stumbled upon this world record.”
Little, his friends, and thousands more, will attempt to construct the largest “floatilla” of kayaks and canoes held together by hands only, for a minimum of 30 seconds. The record currently stands at 3,150 people and is held by “One Square Mile of Hope.”
“The record has been going back and forth between the current record holders and other organizations in the last 10 years, so my friends and I decided to take a shot and see if we can do it,” Little added.
To break the record, the event will need to draw at least 3,151 participants who would be free-floating together and not touching land for a minimum of 30 seconds. “All proceeds will benefit the Will Not Cancer Institute, and the goal is for all participants to be preregistered,” said Little.
For more information on how to register, visit www.seneca5ck.com. Event set-up will begin promptly at 7:00 AM on August 19, and the record-breaking attempt is set for noon.

Explore via GoFingerLakes.org!

Ready to explore? Check out Gofingerlakes.org, a new free guide to the best spots for hiking, biking, paddling, and outdoor recreation, across 6,000-square-mile areas of the Finger Lakes region, brought to you by our friends at the Finger Lakes Land Trust

Since 1989, the Land Trust has permanently protected over 19,000 acres of forests, gorges, wetlands, lake shores, and farmlands, with a mission to conserve forever the lands and waters of the Finger Lakes region, ensuring scenic vistas, local foods, clean waters, and wild places for everyone.

Gofingerlakes.org is an expression of that mission and an exceptional tool for exploring the beautiful natural wonders of this region. As you navigate this wondrous landscape, keep in mind the increasing threats to our priceless lands and waters, and consider what you can do to help conserve the beauty of this region.

It is our hope, and the hope of the Finger Lakes Land Trust, that your experience in the Finger Lakes will inspire you to join the efforts to help save the region’s valuable resources.

Consider becoming a member of the Finger Lakes Land Trust!

Congo Square Market Fridays 4-8 PM in Ithaca!

Congo Square Event

Brewing Soon in Ithaca: Liquid State Brewing Company!

Excitement is brewing in the Finger Lakes, as two long-time friends join forces to bring Liquid State Brewing Company, a brand new craft brewery and beer hall, to Ithaca‘s West End District! Liquid State Brewing Company Logo

Locals and visitors will find Liquid State to be a tasty new addition to the Finger Lakes brew scene, crafting high quality small batch ales and lagers in their 20 hectoliter brew house.

Complete with German beer hall tables, patio seating, and ski ball, Liquid State Brewing Company will also serve other regional wines, beers, spirits, and ciders, as well as fare from Ithaca’s favorite food trucks.

Hikers, bikers, and runners will delight in Liquid State’s convenient location, located a short distance from the Black Diamond and Cayuga Waterfront Trails and just a few blocks from the downtown Ithaca Commons.

Co-owners Ben Brotman and Jamey Tielens, plan to open Liquid State’s doors to the Ithaca community in Fall 2017 and are sure to brew life into Ithaca’s quiet West End District, bridging the gap to the excitement of the downtown Commons.

Stay tuned for more news from Liquid State Brewing Company!



Save the date for Trumansburg Porchfest!!

Trumansburg, New York, is one of the gems of the Finger Lakes that you stumble upon along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, or on your way down to Ithaca, and it is home to the incredible Grass Roots Festival of Music & Dance.

It is a beautiful and charming village with a strong sense of community, a fabulous farmers’ market, and an exquisite array of talent, evident in its excellent restaurants, unique shops and inspiring musical traditions.

On June 17, 2017, come and see for yourselves, as Trumansburg hosts its first ever Porchfest! Roam around town, and listen to Trumansburg’s talented musicians performing on porches throughout the village.

While you are there…

Stroll through town for a cup of Gimme Coffee or a slice of New York Pizza. Pick up groceries or a bite to eat at Good to Go Market, treat yourself to a snack at How Sweet It Is, or have lunch at Creekside Cafe and dinner at Hazelnut Kitchen. Don’t miss the cupcakes or back patio at Felicia’s Hive 45, go bowling, browse the irresistible Sundrees boutique, or hang out at the “little houses” on Main Street to watch the village come to life with people, music, food and fun!

Hope to see you there!

March Magic at Isabella Spa~Salon at Belhurst Castle!

Get ready for spring, and treat yourself or someone you want to spoil, to the magic of luxurious pampering this March! Nestled inside the gorgeous Belhurst Castle, beautiful Isabella Spa~Salon is offering a variety of specials during the month of March on some of their fabulous spa treatments. 

Sweet Sixteen: A magical 80-minute massage is $16 off!
Enjoy a classic Swedish massage, featuring an intuitive, personalized blend of massage techniques customized to your specific needs.

Elite Eight: An 80-minute Royal Treatment Facial is $8 off!
The talented estheticians at Isabella Spa~Salon will give you royal treatment, targeting your skin’s needs and relaxing you into a state of blissful beauty, using aromatic organic skin care and trained massage techniques.

Final Four: An Extra Indulgence Pedicure is $4 off!
Relieve tired, aching feet and lower leg muscles with this invigorating pedicure. Enjoy a special foot soak, scrub, reflexology massage and masque, and finish with pretty polish.

These offers are valid during the month of March at Isabella Spa~Salon at Belhurst Castle and Winery in Geneva, New York. Contact Isabella Spa~Salon at Belhurst Castle for details and exclusions.