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New York food that is native to upstate New York is often disputed because everyone wants to stake claim to the dishes. New York — the city principally but also the state — has always been the multi-cultural center of the United States and the state has benefited from the contributions of the world to…

Spring is here in Finger Lakes NY, and that means you’ll find plenty of opportunities to frolic through the flowers, experience the outdoors, and enjoy the great lake, Finger Lakes wine and scenic backdrop that defines this New York State region. Whether you are looking for a low-key day of fun or a high-energy adventure,…

The Strong National Museum of Play is the only collections-based museum anywhere devoted to the study of play. Located in Rochester, New York (about 90 minutes driving from Niagara Falls), The Strong Museum is Western New York’s largest cultural attraction and has more than 100,000 square-feet of dynamic, hands-on exhibit space and the largest collection…

For skiing in the Finger Lakes region, explore Greek Peak Mountain Resort, Toggenburg Ski Resort, Song Mountain and Labrador Mountain – each located within 30 minutes of the other. These resorts are a new way to experience New York’s Finger Lakes Region, a vacation destination that is home to more than just internationally acclaimed wine…

Aptly, the Mandarin characters that make up the word “Syracuse” translate to “Snow City.” And Weather.com recognized Syracuse as #1 of the United States’ snowiest major cities, and ranked it as #5 of the top 10 snowiest cities around the world. It’s winter in Syracuse. Not surprisingly, Syracuse is not shy when it comes to…

A full panoply of the state’s dignitaries and hundreds of guests were witness to the gala opening of the new amenities at Tioga Downs. According to the casino’s press release, a new hotel boasts 161 rooms and spans six floors. The rooms and suites are polished and modern, complete with real wooden furniture from Jacob…

The Lake Ontario Wine Trail stretches from the eastern corner of Monroe County, encompasses the vast majority of Wayne County and now stretches into Cayuga County. The shores of Lake Ontario are home to wineries, distilleries, cideries, and farms that produce fruit renowned in the state. The soil and climate of the region are great…