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Fall Foliage, Beer and Wine Tours

It’s officially fall and we know it will be fabulous.  One of the best ways to enjoy the season is to take advantage of the great fall events in our area:  hayrides, corn mazes, apple picking, (more on those adventures later) and of course, a tour of the fall foliage in our area.  Now, we believe in saving you time and money, not just in real estate, in life as well.  As long as your going to make an adventure seeing nature’s beauty, you might as well view it from a vineyard too.  Here’s our updated guide to Fall Foliage Wine and Beer Festivals.   Start making your plans now.

Fall Foliage Report

autumn-209479_960_720Let’s start with the leaves.  New York State issues a fall foliage report every Wednesday afternoon so you can get the scoop on whether or not the leaves are at peak.  The color this week is yellow- meaning that the field observers (yes, apparently there is such a thing) are just starting to see some changes.

Best Places to View Fall Foliage

The bottom line:  how much time do you have?   You can hike, go by rail, drive, walk and yes, even zipline or ride in a gondola. There are so many places to choose from throughout the state.  Be sure to check out all the details on the site.  We are so fortunate to have Letchworth State Park (Grand Canyon of the East) in our own back yard!

Now, if you’d like to add an adult beverage to the mix, there are some other trails to consider.

Keuka Lake Wine Trail

wineglass-553467_960_720Keuka Passport

Pay just 12.00 and get a free standard wine tasting for one person at all 7 member wineries.

Member wineries (please check member wineries’ hours before planning your visit):  
Heron Hill Winery
Keuka Spring Vineyards
Hunt Country Vineyards
McGregor Vineyards
Point of the Bluff Vineyards
Ravines Wine Cellars
Vineyard View Winery


Be sure to check out the website for package deals on select weekends that include food pairings.

Finger Lakes Beer Festival (Saturday, October 22th)

beer-422138_960_720Okay, maybe wine isn’t your thing.  How about craft beer?  Here are the details from the website:
Do you appreciate a fine handcrafted brew? Schedule your visit to the Finger Lakes around the Finger Lakes Beer Festival at Watkins Glen International Raceway on Saturday, October 22, 2016. You will experience 30 Craft brews from fifteen New York State breweries, as well as live music and food, all at the historic Watkins Glen racetrack. There will also be time for you to explore some of the other breweries on the Finger Lakes Beer Trail during your stay.

Keep in mind that you can tour on any weekend, not just festival weekend, and much like the Wine Trail, there’s a passport option for the beer trail!

Speaking of tours, maybe viewing homes is your next adventure!  Fall is a great time to change your address!  Contact us today and we’ll put you on the right trail!

Penfield is a lively town, located on the southern tip of Irondequoit Bay and just outside of the City of Rochester. Follow this blog to discover more of what our town has to offer; from great local businesses to awesome events, we'll cover it all!

Courtney Dudek Licensed Real Estate Salesperson


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