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Go Wild! Places to Pet, Feed, and See Animals

Upstate New York has some surprises in store when it comes to all things fluffy and four-legged. Animals may not be the first thing that comes to mind... Read More

By Sarah Blackwell | 11/13/2017

Enjoy live music and entertainment during any season in New York State!

Just because snow is coming does not mean the music and stage performances stop, it just gets moved inside! Across the border, we have plenty of... Read More

By Carrie Tschetter | 11/8/2017

Fall Into Relaxation – Treat Yourself and Take a Day at the Spa

As we near the busiest stretch of the year, it’s good to know where you can turn for a relaxing spa treatment. When you’re ready to wind down, here are... Read More

By Colleen Knopeck | 11/3/2017

Halloween Treats and Desserts to Satisfy Any Sweet Tooth

It’s almost Halloween, and that means candy (at least to me it does). While I love the chill of fall weather, bringing out the autumn decorations,... Read More

By Sarah Blackwell | 10/26/2017

Exercising On Your Adventure

Just because you are out of town, it does not mean that your exercise routine needs to suffer. Check out our top seven exercising adventures - all... Read More

By Carrie Tschetter | 10/19/2017

Apples, Hard Cider and Pie - Oh My!

The best part of New York is experiencing all four seasons. The summer brings sunshine, winter brings snow, spring brings flowers and fall? Well, fall... Read More

By Jennifer Gallo | 10/12/2017

Leaf Peeping Events & Sites Across Upstate New York

Upstate New York is truly beautiful during every season of the year… but it’s the gold, orange and red of the fall foliage that really gets me excited... Read More

By Colleen Knopeck | 10/5/2017

Top Coffee Shops Depending on Your Destination

We could all use a pick-me-up to get through the day, especially when your day involves checking out all the places Upstate New York has to offer. Here... Read More

By Carrie Tschetter | 9/29/2017

Travel Through Time and Take in History Across Upstate New York

Whoever said time travel isn’t possible hasn’t visited New York State. We are surrounded by architecture, memorabilia, and artifacts from the past that... Read More

By Sarah Blackwell | 9/22/2017

‘Tis the Season for Hard Cider Tasting!

It’s my favorite time of the year - fall. With fall comes the leaves changing colors, pumpkin flavored everything, and most importantly, an even better... Read More

By Jennifer Gallo | 9/14/2017

Celebrating Cinephiles: Fall Film Festivals in Upstate N.Y.

If you’ve ever been called a cinephile, have eaten enough movie popcorn to start popping your own kernels, or can recite every line from all the... Read More

By Colleen Knopeck | 9/7/2017

Take the Plunge: Explore New York’s Gorges and Waterfalls "Don’t go chasing waterfalls, please stick to the rivers and the lakes that you’re used to…"

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By Sarah Blackwell | 8/10/2017

Must-See Lighthouses

There’s something so peaceful about visiting a lighthouse - the breeze off the water, gentle waves splashing, and a bright, beaming light guiding boats... Read More

By Colleen Knopeck | 8/10/2017

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere! 10 Outdoor Bars You Won’t Want to Miss

I love all four seasons in New York, but when summer comes, I make sure to take full advantage of being outdoors. There is something about being able... Read More

By Carrie Tschetter | 8/4/2017

Exercise Your Way Through New York!

Nowadays, staying active seems hard to do, but in New York it is easy to make it part of your everyday activities. I never have been an avid gym-goer,... Read More

By Jennifer Gallo | 8/4/2017

The Ultimate Upstate New York Road Trip

The best way to see Upstate New York in the summer is by packing up the car and hitting the road! This way you’ll get to experience the breathtaking... Read More

By Colleen Knopeck | 7/19/2017

Fishing

If you’re like me, you love to fish for the peace and tranquility it brings to you. Or you're in it for the exhilaration of landing trophy-sized... Read More

By Carrie Tschetter | 7/12/2017

Picnics in Upstate NY: Twice the Fun

Grab your favorite snacks and most refreshing drinks, it’s time for a picnic in Upstate New York! Traditional picnics usually mean you drive to a park... Read More

By Jennifer Gallo | 7/12/2017

The Authentic American Experience - Fourth of July Festivities in Upstate New York

The Authentic American Experience - Fourth of July Festivities in Upstate New York

Looking for something to do this weekend? Come visit us and... Read More

By Sarah Blackwell | 6/29/2017

Instagram-Worthy Spots in Upstate NY

I would go so far as to say that social media has become such an integral part of everyday life that using it in regular vocabulary is normal. When I... Read More

By Joelle Steeves | 6/5/2017

I Scream, You Scream, New York Screams for Ice Cream!

If you’re anything like me, you may have a serious sweet tooth. Especially in the summer, when a refreshing ice cream cone sounds like a divine plan–no... Read More

By Joelle Steeves | 6/1/2017

Upstate Amusement Parks for Fun Seekers and Ride Warriors

The temperature is rising, the sun is shining, and I for one can’t stop thinking about summer.

I don’t think I could tell you my favorite way... Read More

By Colleen Knopeck | 6/1/2017

Festival Frenzy

Festival season is full speed ahead in Upstate New York. We’ve got some of the best, quirkiest, and just plain fun events taking place across the state... Read More

By Sarah Blackwell | 5/30/2017

Great Outdoor Concert Venues in Upstate NY

With long winters in Upstate New York, summer is always highly-anticipated. One of the things my family looks forward to the most are the outdoor... Read More

By Carrie Tschetter | 5/3/2017

Sip Your Way Across New York State

If you are a libation lover, Upstate New York is calling your name. Here are some of the best beer, wine, cider, and spirit stops you should check out... Read More

By Colleen Knopeck | 5/3/2017

The Unique Tastes of Upstate New York

Food is a big deal in Upstate New York. That may sound like a silly statement–because who doesn’t think food is important–but in the regions and areas... Read More

By Joelle Steeves | 5/2/2017

Sleep Under the Stars: 3 Stellar Glampsites in Upstate New York

“Glamping” or glamourous camping is all the rage in Upstate New York. And it’s the perfect way to connect with nature – without giving up the comforts... Read More

By Sarah Blackwell | 4/18/2017

Did you Know that Upstate NY is a Chocolate Lovers Dream?

If you have a sweet tooth like me, then a Chocolate Trail will be the perfect addition to your trip to Upstate NY!

We all know kids can... Read More

By Carrie Tschetter | 4/4/2017

“I Love Laughter” in Upstate New York, Part 2

The laughter never ends! In ... Read More

By Sarah Blackwell | 4/3/2017

“I Love Laughter” in Upstate New York, Part 1

Sometimes the best cure for a long work week is a little laughter. And in Upstate New York, we have the Comedy Capital of the World (unofficially) in... Read More

By Sarah Blackwell | 4/3/2017

Fido-Friendly Travel

If you’re anything like me, I hate leaving my dog at home - whether it’s for a couple hours or the whole day. Luckily, Upstate New York has plenty of... Read More

By Colleen Knopeck | 3/25/2017

Come See Upstate New York in Bloom!

Upstate New York, much like Canada, experiences cold, snowy and grey winters. While I think winter brings its own set of loveliness and fun—with... Read More

By Joelle Steeves | 3/20/2017

Where to Find Fit Fare in Upstate New York

If you’re anything like me, you’re still trying to cling to your New Year’s resolution of eating healthy. It can be difficult to stay on track while... Read More

By Colleen Knopeck | 3/7/2017

Watching Sports in Upstate NY: A Unique Experience

Did you know that Upstate NY is full of local sports teams that provide visitors a chance to watch an exciting game any time of year? With a team... Read More

By Carrie Tschetter | 3/2/2017

Top 5 Craft Beverage Joints You Need to Check Out

If you enjoy craft beer and ciders, then there is no doubt you need to plan a trip to Upstate New York. Craft breweries sprinkle every region of the... Read More

By Joelle Steeves | 2/21/2017

Canvas-ing Upstate New York: 4 Ways to Experience Art

It seems that no matter where I visit in Upstate New York, I’ve stepped into someone else’s canvas. Whether strolling around downtown Rochester, or... Read More

By Sarah Blackwell | 2/8/2017

Food That Will Warm You Up This Winter

Maybe it’s just me, but the cuisine of a certain area is definitely one of the things I remember most about my trips. Some of the meals I have had on... Read More

By Joelle Steeves | 2/2/2017

Celebrate Family Day with a Trip to Upstate New York

What better way to spend Family Day than with a family trip? Only a short drive away, Upstate New York is full of family-friendly and one-of-a-kind... Read More

By Carrie Tschetter | 2/1/2017

Valentine’s Day Deals You’ll LOVE

Once February rolls around, it seems everyone starts thinking about roses, chocolate, wine and love. Whether you’re looking for a romantic couple’s... Read More

By Colleen Knopeck | 1/31/2017

Surviving Winter: A “Spirited” Guide to Upstate New York

Don’t let winter stop you from getting outside and enjoying the charm of Upstate New York. The chilly weather yields some unique and exciting... Read More

By Sarah Blackwell | 1/11/2017

New Year’s Resolutions

With the start of each new year brings new beginnings and I, like many people, take the opportunity to write down my goals for the coming year. Whether... Read More

By Joelle Steeves | 1/4/2017

Beat the Winter Blues

New York State, much like Canada, becomes a winter wonderland each year. Beautiful as they are, there isn’t much of a choice but to try to make the... Read More

By Joelle Steeves | 12/12/2016

Scenes from a Snow Globe

Whether you enjoy playing outside in fresh snow, or prefer watching snowflakes fall while you’re snuggled up by a fire, I think we could all agree that... Read More

By Sarah Blackwell | 12/9/2016

Experience Boxing Week in Upstate New York!

The holiday fun doesn’t need to end when Christmas and Boxing Day are over. Make your Boxing Week memorable this year with a trip to Upstate New York!... Read More

By Carrie Tschetter | 12/8/2016

The Perfect Gift: Unique Holiday Shopping in Upstate New York

As any true Rochesterian would do, any time I find myself searching for a last-minute Christmas gift (which happens just about every year for me), I... Read More

By Sarah Blackwell | 12/6/2016

Snow is in the Air… So it’s Time to Talk About Skiing

The first snow of the season has officially descended on Upstate New York, burying its residents in several inches of fluffy powder. While I dig out my... Read More

By Sarah Blackwell | 11/22/2016

6 Ways to Celebrate the Holiday Season in Upstate NY

Now that Halloween is over, it’s officially the start of my favorite season! From the sparkling lights, festive music and sweet treats, it’s definitely... Read More

By Carrie Tschetter | 11/11/2016

Dig In: The Best Upstate New York Spots for Comfort Food

For Americans, November is the month of turkey, stuffing, and comfort food. And although the official Thanksgiving holiday isn’t celebrated until... Read More

By Sarah Blackwell | 11/6/2016

Girls Getaway in Upstate New York

They say laughter is the best medicine, and I laugh the hardest when I get to spend quality time with my closest friends. Meeting for a drink or coffee... Read More

By Joelle Steeves | 10/31/2016

October Thrills, Chills, and Spooky Fun!

The weather has begun to turn chilly, which means it’s time to start turning your attention to the spooky side of things. There is nothing more... Read More

By Sarah Blackwell | 10/18/2016

If Shopping is a Sport, Give Me the Gold Medal

I would consider myself a shopping expert. If they existed, I’d like to think I would even be awarded a gold medal for it. I get an adrenaline rush... Read More

By Joelle Steeves | 10/10/2016

Family Fun for Every Season in Upstate New York

Having two children, life can get hectic between school, the kids’ activities and family events. Especially in the winter when we’re restricted... Read More

By Carrie Tschetter | 10/6/2016

Chocolate, Apples, Beer… Science?

The best way to get from point A to point B is a straight line - unless there is a trail loaded with interesting and delicious stops to explore. From... Read More

By Sarah Blackwell | 10/1/2016

Fall Festivals Abound!

While Canadians are giving thanks and celebrating the Thanksgiving weekend on October 8 and 9, Americans are welcoming in the autumn season with... Read More

By Sarah Blackwell | 9/27/2016

5 Places to Leaf-Peep in Upstate New York

If you’re like me, you love fall - a slight chill in the air, pumpkin spice everything and the beautiful New York scenery changing before your eyes.... Read More

By Sarah Blackwell | 9/15/2016

Family Fall Favorites in Upstate NY!

My kids love fall. The start of a fresh school year, the anticipation leading up to Halloween, the fun colors and the numerous outdoor activities are... Read More

By Carrie Tschetter | 9/1/2016

The Sips of the Season

New York State is home to many unique destinations, but a favorite among the locals and out-of-towners alike has to be the regional tastes – including... Read More

By Joelle Steeves | 8/26/2016

Camping in Upstate NY: Still S’more Fun to Be Had This Summer!

The hustle and bustle of everyday life definitely keeps things interesting. Maintaining a balance between work, my social life and my hobbies can be... Read More

By Joelle Steeves | 8/3/2016

6 Attractions that Welcome LGBT Travelers, Just Across the Border

Rochester is a city known for its civil and human rights movements, so it’s no wonder that it’s also home to an exciting LGBT community. Visit and make... Read More

By Sarah Blackwell | 8/1/2016

Tee Up! Hone Your Golf Game in Upstate New York

Get your daily dose of iron and plan a cross-border golf trip to Upstate New York!

Okay, that was a little cheesy. But in all seriousness, with... Read More

By Sarah Blackwell | 8/1/2016

A Summer Full of Festivals

Summer may be a favored season for many reasons, but the countless activities have to be my number one. I especially love festivals of all kinds, as... Read More

By Joelle Steeves | 7/27/2016

A Birthday, An Exhibit, and a Trip through New York’s State Parks

This year marks the 100th birthday of the National Park Service on August 25, 2016, celebrating a century of recreation, conservation, and historic... Read More

By Sarah Blackwell | 7/14/2016

Hidden Gems - On the Water

Summer is the best season, isn’t it? Sunshine, cook-outs, outdoor activities and, my personal favorite, traveling! But if you are anything like me, the... Read More

By Carrie Tschetter | 7/14/2016

A 20-something’s Testimony to the Thrill of Waterparks

As a self-proclaimed adrenaline junkie, I’ll jump at the opportunity to partake in anything thrilling. Blame it on my extremely extroverted personality... Read More

By Joelle Steeves | 6/29/2016

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