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Celebrating Craft Beer Week

American Craft Beer Week celebrates small and independent craft brewers, and Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes is home to a collection of breweries creating unbeatable brews and welcoming atmospheres for guests to enjoy. Some offer impeccable views of beautiful Keuka Lake, and others are tucked into charming downtowns. This year Craft Beer Week is May 14th-20th and it's the perfect opportunity to go and support your local brewers.

72 Hours in Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes: The Perfect Long Weekend Getaway

Adventure is possible anytime of year when you visit the picturesque Southern Finger Lakes region near Corning, New York. From unique experiences like seaplane rides and hot air ballooning to day hikes and paddling, this family-friendly destination caters to adventure seekers from mild to wild. Here’s how to spend a 3-day weekend in one of the most beautiful parts of the state.

Haunted Hops and Spirits

October is a month of all around spooky fun and haunted happenings. The Haunted Hops and Spirits Passport is your passport to limited releases, special tastings, and other special offers along the Southern Finger Lakes Craft Your Adventure Beverage Trail. The passport will get you discounts, free tastings, and access to limited releases the weekend of October 28th-October 31st for just $5! That's not all though, all month long there are releases and events happening you won't want to miss.

National Beer Lovers Day

September is here and with it comes many things, kids go back to school, the official start of Fall, and for craft beverage lovers an especially exciting day, National Beer Lovers Day. Thursday, September 7th is dedicated to the love of the beverage that seems to be taking over. You can find a variety of brews along the Craft Your Adventure Beverage Trail.

Keuka Lake Life

This Summer we invite you to live the Keuka Lake life. The laid-back atmosphere and beautiful scenery will give you the relaxing vacation you deserve. Spend your days soaking up the sun on a boat on the shimmering waters of Keuka Lake, dine in restaurants and visit shops tucked into the small towns, and sip and savor your way through the wine and craft beverage trails.

Father's Day in the Finger Lakes

Father's Day is upon us and you are probably looking for a special way to treat dad and thank him and show him your appreciation. Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes is the perfect place to spend time with dad no matter his interest. If he's into the craft beverage scene, a history buff, a foodie, or an outdoorsman you can find an activity that will make your time together memorable.

Beer, Cider, and Fruit?

June celebrates National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month, and while making sure you get your daily fruits and veggies can seem like a chore, there are a few brewers on the Craft Your Adventure trail willing to help with the task. Summertime means seasonal brews made with fresh ingredients, many of those being fruit. Check out where you can find libations crafted with the seasons finest.

Get Crafty During Craft Beer Week

Craft beer has never been just a drink, it's a lifestyle. You can feel it when you walk into a brewery, a welcoming feeling, you know the one where you feel like friends among strangers? There has been an explosion of Craft Breweries in the Finger Lakes, all offering handcrafted brews made by dedicated brew masters who are passionate about sharing their love of beer with others. This year American Craft Beer week is May 15th through the 21st, and it's the perfect reason to go support your local breweries.

Hornell St. Patrick's Day Celebration

Hornell throws the biggest St. Patrick's Day celebration around bringing a huge crowd every year with a parade, Shamrock run, and events around town.

Celebrate this year on March 17th starting at 9am with the annual Hornell YMCA Shamrock Run/Walk. Following the run either join or view the parade at 11am. The St. Patrick's Day Parade is a long running tradition in Hornell and is one of the favorite events for locals and visitors every year. 

Winter Vacations in the Finger Lakes

The Finger Lakes might be best known as a summer destination. Warm days visiting out hiking, hot days cooling off in the lakes, and feeling the warm breeze while you sip wine looking out on the lake. But what if vacationing in the Finger Lakes wasn't exclusively for the Summer time? There are plenty of reasons why making a trip this Winter is worth your while.

A Season for Craft Beer

Sure, craft beverages are great all year-round, but there is something about the Fall harvest time and breweries that go hand in hand. It seems to can't walk into a brewery without hearing the ravings about the special seasonal brews on tap. Oktoberfest's and pumpkin ales are aplenty during these cool months. Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes is no different. Many of our breweries have released their special Fall favorite brews for visitors to brag about at home and locals to keep stocked in their homes.

Fall Foliage Drives and Discoveries

Fall in Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes is a time of beauty. The leaves are changing to warm vibrant colors. It's a time of pumpkin patches, fall festivals, harvest foods and drinks, and a time for being with family. Spend a day and take a drive on gently curved roads in the rolling hills through small villages and along the scenic highways and back roads, and discover some great stops along the way.

Craft Your Adventure This Fall

Craft beer lovers make this your season! Not only are there incredible seasonal brews emerging at your local favorite brewery, but there are fun events planned combining all of the great things about the Finger Lakes. Craft Your Adventure and discover the incredible brews and events waiting for you in Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes.

“Fall” In Love with Wine and Beer Tours

It's never too early to start planning Fall adventures. It's my favorite season after all, and I know it is for many others too. The warm afternoons and cool nights, beautiful changing scenery to rich oranges and reds, and of course the wineries and breweries always have something new and tasty to try. Make it easy for yourself and experience all of this and more at once on a Keuka Lake wine or beer tour.

Crafting Beer in the Finger Lakes

We have some pretty fantastic breweries here in Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes. While we can talk about how great the products they serve are, and they are, it's hard to capture just how proud the brewers are of their craft and how much love they have for their home. So instead of me trying to explain it I thought the best way would be to let a brewer himself tell you all about what it is like to have a brewery in the Finger Lakes.

Summer Happenings in Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes

One of the best things about Summer is all of the fun-filled events going on. There are festivals and barbeques, live music, farmers markets, and so much more. There is just something so inviting about Summer activities. There are a great deal of these events happening in Corning and the Sothern Finger Lakes showcasing some of the things we are known best for, like craft beverages, delicious food, and arts and culture.

Celebrate Tourism in Your Own Backyard

We've all heard the saying the grass is greener on the other side. While sometimes this is true we often forget to cherish and take advantage of the great things happening here at home. National Travel and Tourism week is America's annual salute to travel and tourism. This year it is happening May 1st through the 7th. You might be thinking great I'll have to travel somewhere far away to celebrate tourism. The great news? You don't have to go very far, just look in your own back yard.

Getting Better with Time

There have been a lot of new and exciting things happening in Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes in the past few years, and the fact that this Summer The Glass Art Society will hold their conference in Corning for the first time since 2009 is the perfect time to catch up on all of the changes that have happened over the years. There have been celebrations, anniversaries, name changes, award-winners, and much more. Looking back at the past few years shows just how great Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes is, and we are still continuing to grow and only getting better with time.

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