The Group Travel Leader

FEB 2017

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2 2 CANANDAIGUA AND THE FINGER LAKES Just south of the stretch of Interstate 90 that connects Syracuse and Rochester, 11 long, narrow bodies of water are the hallmarks of the Finger Lakes region. This hot spot of regional food and agriculture has more than 75 craft breweries and 200 wineries, not to mention abundant natural beauty. Canandaigua, which sits at the north end of the 19-mile-long Lake Canandaigua, serves as a great headquarters for groups visiting the area. After a day of touring wineries, groups often end with a cooking demonstration or a five-star meal at the New York Wine and Culinary Center, where chefs can lead classes for groups of up 30 people that highlight produce and wine from Lake Canandaigua and beyond. There are plenty of cultural highlights in the Finger Lakes as well, among them the Seneca Art and Culture Center at Ganondagan State Historic Site, which honors the area's native people, and the world-class Corning Museum of Glass. W W W.VIS ITFIN G E RL A KE S.C O M By Brian Jewell 3 LAKE GEORGE AND THE ADIRONDACKS The Adirondack Mountains are the geological highlight of north- east New York, and Lake George has become the vacation hub of this upstate destination. Groups spending a weekend in the area can choose between upbeat, fun-filled activities or leisurely days of experiencing the area's wine, beer and shopping. There is plentiful boating, hiking and other outdoor activity avail- able in Lake George and the surrounding mountains. Groups often enjoy taking scenic cruises offered by the Lake George Steamboat Company. Adventure attractions, such as the Adirondack Extreme Adventure course, prove popular with student and youth groups. A relaxing adult trip to the Adirondacks can include plenty of great local shopping, as well as tastes of wine and beer crafted in Lake George. Shoppers will find eclectic gift shops such as local favorite Live, Love, Laugh, as well as outlets and the Forest Hill Trading Company. W W W.L A KE G E O RG E .C O M 4 Courtesy Lake George CVB BROADWAY IN THE FINGER LAKES 2017 SEASON: JUNE 7 - OCT. 7 "GUYS AND DOLLS" "PARADE" "THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS" "GHOST THE MUSICAL" "ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE" FINGERLAKESMTF.COM

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