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Wayne County Fall Guide

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Your Annual Autumn Guide to Wayne County



Advertising supplement for the week of September 16, 2012
Lyons-Clyde-Savannah Shopping Guide • Newark Pennysaver Sodus-Williamson Pennysaver • Timesaver • Wayne Post


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Naked Dove Brewing Company serves pints above the rest
by Deborah blackwell | Messenger Post MeDia

The guys at Naked Dove Brewery make phenomenal beer. It’s that simple. But their passion to create world class beers and how they do that is what makes them special. With an extensive background in business and a long history in the beer and wine industry, the team at Naked Dove is able to offer the absolute best beers using local ingredients brewed from talent and sensibility.
“The one thing that really separates us is that we brew our own beer,” says Don Cotter, co-founder and co-owner. “We are a fully operational brewery and with Dave’s background we have tremendous success.” That would be Dave Schlosser, co-founder and brewmaster at Naked Dove, who has held head brewmaster positions at Rohrbachs, Custom Brewcrafters and High Falls Brewing Company (Genesee.) Together with Cotter, he developed the Dundee line of craft beers. Schlosser also holds and MBA from the Simon School at the University of Rochester. Schlosser and Cotter, along with Schlosser’s cousin Ken Higgins of New Jersey, got together and formed Naked Dove in 2008, then worked together to create this 15-barrel brewhouse that opened in Canandaigua in 2010. It’s been nothing but fun for the team who has fully committed to both the art and science of brewing great beer. “Dave is always brewing up something special,” says Cotter. “In addition to the year-round offerings, his beer ranges from a Helles Lager on the lighter side to a Belgian Double, using traditional Belgian Trappist yeast, to many styles in between.” This fall, Naked Dove is brewing a traditional Octoberfest, but also a highly anticipated beer using local hops from Pederson Farms in Seneca Castle. The Harvest Ale, also known as a wet hop or fresh hop beer, is brewed within 24 hours of harvesting the hops. “Pederson Farms has dedicated about 10 acres of the 1,000 acre farm to the production of hops,” says Cotter. “Having the farm 8 miles from the brewery allows the hops to literally be going from vine to kettle within a few hours of harvest.” Last year Schlosser made a double batch, assuming this would last a month. But according to Cotter, it only lasted about two weeks. “People loved the unique flavor of this beer and embraced the concept of a local brewery using local hops. This year, we’re making four times the normal brew size,” says Cotter. The offerings at Naked Dove are growing, both in what they brew and their distribution. Currently the brewery provides their beer to 70 bars and restaurants in the area. They pride themselves on self-distribution, along with a few other factors that makes them stand apart. Their tasting room, according to Cotter, has a loyal following of regular customers, “regulars who fill their growlers because they love the beer,” says Cotter. They also welcome the newcomers, locals or tourists, who love the beer and experience of being at a fully-operational brewery as opposed to a contract-brewery. Finally, Cotter says he and his crew just love being part of the grandeur of the Finger Lakes region. “People on their journey, tourists, or locals stopping in, it’s just a great place to be,” he says. Both Cotter and Schlosser mean that, although neither are from the area. Schlosser hailed in from Massachusetts, and Cotter from California where he held positions at Gallo Wine, and eventually Canandaigua Wine Company (Constellation Brands,) and High Falls Brewing Company (Genesee.) Also a stop on the Canandaigua Wine Trail, Naked Dove offers four beer styles yearround: Windblown Amber Ale, Starkers IPA, 45 Fathoms Porter and Berry Naked Black Raspberry Ale, and special seasonal brews all using the best ingredients meeting strict quality standards. “My partner makes outstanding beer,” says Cotter. “But people totally embrace local business using local ingredients with local guys, it’s all wrapped up together.” [Courtesy of Don Cotter, owner, Naked Dove Brewing Company] Continued on next page....

“The Naked Dove Brewing Company joined the Canandaigua Wine Trail in 2011. Dave Schlosser and team produce worldclass beers and we are delighted to have them,” says Cathy Fabretti, president, Canandaigua Wine Trail. “Dave and Don are assets not only to the Trail but to the region, they are strong champions of the wines and beers produced here.”
U.S. 20, Canandaigua • 585-396-2537 • www.nakeddovebrewing.com


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Hops in New York
Hops were a major contributor to the local economy in the late 1800’s. At that time New York State grew up to 90 percent of the nation’s supply. Between the onset of prohibition and a downy mildew that swept through the area, that industry has become a romantic memory, until recently. Now, farmers like Rick Pederson are supplying the exploding craft industry with fresh hops. Anecdotally, more and more acreage is being planted every year and discussions are underway for a processing plant, so that hops grown in New York can be processed and used year round, not just at harvest time.

Where did the name Naked Dove come from?
A self-proclaimed wiz at word scrambles, Don Cotter, while enjoying some of his own brew, noticed that by combining the names of the three owners--Ken, Dave, and Don, the anagram Naked Dove could be formed. The brewing company was named, and the rest, as they say, was history. Established in the early 1990’s the Canandaigua Wine Trail offers a wide range of wineries, breweries and wine centers, large to small, boutique to grand. Several of the wineries have been in existence for more than 30 years, and those winemakers have been the forefathers in helping elevate the Finger Lakes into a world class wine region, all producing awardwinning wines and beers.

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aaah, autumn!
time to fall for outdoor entertaining
It’s the perfect time to entertain outdoors—most of the bugs are gone, the sun isn’t scorching even though it’s warm enough to enjoy an afternoon or evening al fresco, and there’s a bounty of good things, from our area, to serve for an outdoor meal. Because the days are shorter in the autumn, outdoor entertaining in the fall calls for special attention to lighting and temperature. Lighting The earlier sunset will afford you an ideal opportunity to bathe your outdoor space in evening lights. Use soft light, but use plenty of it. Try dozens of votive candles in jars and glasses to protect the flame from the wind, hurricane lamps, or kerosene lanterns set on low. Create cozy seating areas and equip each with a glowing light source. Heating The method you use to chase the chill from the night will vary depending on the weather and your outdoor space. If you have a yard, a campfire is a wonderful informal party setting. In smaller gardens, consider self-contained fire pits or a chimenea. For a more formal affair, you can install a propane-powered heater. Or, drape attractive throws or quilts on each chair for your guests to wrap around their shoulders to ward off the night air. Of course, you’ll want to take advantage of the wonderful colors and textures of autumn in your decorating scheme and table settings. Color Autumn’s colors are deep and rich—russet, crimson, burnt orange, gold, dark green, and the color of hay. Use these hues repeatedly in tablecloths and settings, flowers, centerpieces, and even the food. Scoop out pumpkins and other squash and fit them with containers of water to make vases. Mass potted mums in vivid colors. Use orange Chinese lanterns, bright rosehips, stems of red or orange berries, or chilies. Wrap vibrant maple or sumac leaves around votive candleholders or napkin rings. Sunflower heads can be strewn on the tabletop, or left on the flower stalks in a container. Texture The textures of fall are earthy and rustic. Especially play these up if your gathering is informal—a corn roast, a bonfire, a jeans and sweater evening. Use burlap or rough cotton to cover your table, and use dish towels as napkins. Weigh down your tablecloth with apples

or pears hung on rough twine. Or use rattan placemats and wicker baskets. If you’re hosting a fancy sit-down outdoor dinner, use the more subtle textures of hydrangea blossoms and colored leaves on a linen tablecloth. Try bringing your indoor dining table outdoors for the evening—it will add unexpected elegance to your setting. Paint gold lettering on small gourds to use as place cards. Grace your table with lateblooming roses in crystal vases. Whether you hold a harvest hoedown or a stylish sit-down dinner party for eight, fall for outside entertaining this autumn! Debbie Rodgers, the haven maven, owns and operates Paradise Porch, and is dedicated to helping people create outdoor living spaces that nurture and enrich them. Her latest how-to guide “Attracting Butterflies to Your Home and Garden” is now available at www. paradiseporch.com. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan generously with baking spray; set aside. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Whisk together sugar, orange peel, lavender and pepper in a large mixing bowl until evenly distributed. Add yogurt, eggs and olive oil; continue whisking until smooth. Whisk in vanilla. Add flour mixture, gently whisk until combined. Scrape batter into prepared pan. Bake 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 minutes; remove from pan and cool completely. Whip cream with mixer until soft peaks form. Add honey and continue to whip until stiff. Add ricotta cheese, a dollop at a time, and beat until fluffy. Slice cake. Top slices with honeyed ricotta and sprinkle with lavender.

Lavender Olive Oil Cake with Honeyed Ricotta

1 3/4 c. all purpose flour 1 1/2 t. baking powder 1/2 t. kosher salt 1 c. sugar 1 T. finely grated orange peel 1 T. culinary lavender, crushed, plus additional 1-2 T. for garnish 1/4 t. freshly ground black pepper 2/3 c. plain yogurt 3 large eggs 2/3 c. olive oil 1 t. vanilla extract 3/4 c. heavy cream 3 T. honey 3/4 c. ricotta cheese, room temperature


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Cracker Box Palace Farm Animal Haven at Historic Alasa Farms
Cracker Box Palace is a unique place in Wayne County where visitors can meet, pet, and feed farm animals at this special animal shelter. Overlooking Sodus Bay, this farm was formerly a historic Shaker community that was home to 150 people in the early 1800’s. Now it’s home to more than 180 farm animals that offers shelter visits and UPick apples. Come to the farm to pick many varieties of the freshest apples, enjoy hayrides to the orchards, dwarf apple trees for easy picking, and a view of beautiful Sodus Bay. This perfect family, fall destination is listed on the New York State and Federal Registers of Historic Places. Animal care and housing are funded through memberships, sponsorships, donations, grants, and special fundraising events. Most of the animals are available for adoption to appropriate homes. If animals cannot be placed in suitable adoptive homes, they live out their lives at the farm, safe and loved. Volunteers always needed, and visitors always welcome. [Courtesy of www.crackerboxpalace.org] Animal Faire and U-Pick Apple Kickoff Saturday, September 8, 10:00am-4:00pm Informational seminars and booths representing all kinds of animal care and interest groups: Farm Animal Care; Wildlife Rescue and Rehab organizations; Humane Societies, Animal Shelters and Rescue Groups. Farm tours, hay rides, kids projects, games, loads of craft and business vendors, food, kids’ activities, face painting, and more! Admission: donation. U-Pick & Picnic Apple Picking September 8 - October, Daily 10:00am-4:00pm Bring your friends and family to the farm to pick many varieties of the freshest apples around. Apples are priced by the bag. Large Animal Emergency Response Training Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16 The class features both classroom and hands on training on emergency response involving big animals. Cost: Free, but donations are welcome and pre-registration is necessary Please email crackerbpalace@netzero.net for information. Farm Frenzy Walk-a-thon Saturday, October 6, 10:00am-2:00pm Hike the new trails on the farm to help raise money for the critters of Cracker Box Palace. Awards and picnic follow the walk. Email crackerbpalace@netzero.net for a registration/ sponsor card. Blue Donkey Spaghetti Dinner with a Silent and “People” Auction Saturday, October 27 At the Newark Elks Club, this event will feature the good eats along with a silent auction of wonderful donated items, crafts and baked goods Check the web site for more information www.crackerboxpalace.org.

6450 Shaker Road, Alton • 315-483-2493 • www.crackerboxpalace.org

Finger Lakes Cheese Trail and 2012 OPEN HOUSE

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Did you ever wonder how cheese is made? Then visit the cheese producers throughout the Finger Lakes who make artisan cheeses from milk produced at their family farms. The Finger Lakes Cheese Trail is an organization of cheese producers from the Finger Lakes region who create a variety of great cheeses from English-style raw milk Cheddars, Cheese Curd, Gouda and Swiss types from dairy cow milk, to Blue Cheeses, Chevre and Feta from goats and sheep milk. The Cheese Trail offers cheese lovers the opportunity to visit producers and sample cheeses. By increasing awareness of the fine cheeses being produced in the Finger Lakes, these farms are bringing the tradition of cheese-making back to our region. Look for Cheese Trail members at various farmers markets and wineries around the Finger Lakes region as well. October 6 & 7 (Columbus Day Weekend), November 17 Self-guided tours from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Samples and sales are part of the event, so plan to buy cheese, stop at a winery, grab a loaf of bread, and enjoy a day touring in the Finger Lakes. There is no charge and no advance registration required. Engelbert Farms is owned and operated by Lisa and Kevin Engelbert, a certified organic farm raising dairy, beef, veal, and pork on their 600 acre farm in Nichols. The farm’s milk is made into 16 varieties of Cheddar, Gouda, Swiss, Jack and Mozzarella cheeses, sold via their farm store and area retail outlets. 182 Sunnyside Road, Nichols (607) 699-3775 www.engelbertfarms.com Finger Lakes Dexter Cheese Creamery: Rose Marie Belforti is the first and only producer in the western hemisphere to offer Kefir Cheese, an authentic, probiotic, raw milk cheese product made with authentic kefir grains and rich milk from grass-fed Irish Dexter house cows, and aged for 60 days or more. Buy directly from the farm. 1853 Black Rock Road, King Ferry (315) 364-3581 www.kefircheese.com Finger Lakes Farmstead Cheese: Nancy Richards has been crafting cheeses made from the raw milk of 50 milking Holsteins belonging to her family. Taber Hill Farms has been in the family since 1919. The cheese is available at various retail outlets in Ithaca, Syracuse and Rochester, with other outlets in New York City. 5492 Bergen Road, Trumansburg (607)387-3108, www.fingerlakes-cheese.com 4 Tin Fish Farm is a family owned and operated micro goat dairy. The farm initially started out as a hobby, but as their passion grew they began to shift their thinking to how to make a profit doing what they love—providing farmstead cheese to local customers and raising quality Alpine dairy goats. 1603 River Road, Port Byron (315) 664-0124, www.4tinfishfarm.com Jerry Dell Farm & Farm Store is located in Dryden with their farm store located in Freeville, just northeast of Ithaca. Started in 1946 by the Shermans in the scenic hills of Dryden, the farm is still family owned and operated. In 2010, they opened their second location in Freeville. Combined, they currently milk over 450 cows of the 950-head herd of cows, heifers and calves. Certified organic through the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York. www.jerrydellfarm.com Lively Run Goat Dairy is one of the first commercial goat dairy operations in NYS, beginning production in 1982. Chevre, made in the traditional French style, Balkan-style Feta and, “Cayuga Blue,” a goat’s milk Blue are offered for sale at the farm store, located near the village of Interlaken between Cayuga and Seneca Lakes, as well as many local wineries and retailers throughout the area. 8979 County Road 142, Interlaken (607) 532-4647, www.livelyrun.com Muranda Cheese is created by Tom Murray on Route 96, 2 miles south of Waterloo. Making hard-aged cheeses from their grass fed herd, like Old British Cheddar, Garlic and Dilly Girl and their famous Red Buddy. You’ll find these at several local NY Pride wineries, at their farm tasting room and store, and at area farmers markets. Visit their online store, www.muranda.com. 3075 Route 96, Waterloo (315) 539-1103. Sidehill Acres Goat Farm: Russell and Rita Kellogg established their goat dairy in 1982. In 1994 they started a goat cheese processing plant, and produce premium quality hand-crafted goat milk products. Tour the plant and learn how cheese is made. Cheese is available for sale at the farm, or at Green Star Co-Op in Ithaca. 79 Spencer Road, Candor (607) 659-4121, www.sidehillacres.bizland.com Sunset View Creamery: The Hoffman Dairy, in Odessa, is a fifth generation operation. Carmella Hoffman has been crafting Cheddars, Monterey Jack-style cheeses and Fresh Cheese Curds for nearly seven years, while husband Ron and son, Jeremy, tend to the herd. Carmella uses pasteurized milk, and the cheese is available at their farm store, and is sold at many of the local wineries as well as Green Star Co-Op in Ithaca, and Stillman’s Greenhouse and Country Store in Montour Falls. 4970 County Road 14, Odessa (607) 594-2095,www.sunsetviewcreamery.com Vanillen Dairy is located in Ovid, and is the newest cheese maker in the region. They began farming in 2003, and now have a herd of 125 Holsteins and Brown Swiss, producing 400 gallons of milk a day. While they do not have a farm store on site, their cheese is available at Lively Run Goat Dairy in Interlaken, and several farm markets throughout the region. www.vanillendairy.blogspot.com

For up-to-date information visit http://flcheesetrail.com/Trail_Open_House_Dates.html


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signature private-label. Guests will learn about many wineries, wine and food products made in the Finger Lakes, and can also purchase from the wide selection offered at the Wine Center. The Finger Lakes Wine Center is a festive backdrop for many special events, such as Featured Fridays, when visitors can meet wine producers for fun and informative tastings. The Wine Center can also host private or semi-private wine, cheese and chocolate parties, or other personalized events. Neighboring the Wine Center, the retail gift shop inside the Bay House carries an assortment of gifts including jewelry, books, pottery, collectibles, Victorian and contemporary gifts. Many items are hand-crafted by Finger Lakes artisans. Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park includes the mansion, formerly home to Frederick Ferris Thompson and his wife Mary Clark Thompson who were prominent members of the Canandaigua community, a greenhouse conservatory complex, nine formal gardens, and a cafe in addition to the Finger Lakes Wine Center and the gift shop. Harvest Progressive Dinner Sunday, September 23, 5:00 pm or 6:30 pm $55 pp, $50 members. Prepaid reservations required. intimate Garden Walk and Gardening Symposium Friday, September 28, 5:00 pm-8:00 pm Featuring Dr. Allan Armitage, award-winning horticulturist, author and educator. Wine and hors d’oeuvres Reception in the Mansion Saturday, September 29, 10:00 am-4:30 pm Intimate garden walk through the Sonnenberg gardens. Topics will include Tales from the Garden, perennials, annuals, and Crazy Plants for Crazy Gardeners. $60 PP, $50 members. Prepaid reservations required. Mansion Mysteries October 19-20, 26-27, 7:00 pm Live drama, cash wine bar, refreshments. $22 pp, $18 members and ages 12-18. Prepaid reservations required.

Finger Lakes Wine Center

Fall in the Finger Lakes is a welcome time to enjoy scenic beauty coupled with New York’s finest wines. The Finger Lakes Wine Center at Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion Historic Park offers the best of both throughout the season. The historic Bay House at Sonnenberg is home to the Finger Lakes Wine Center, which features some of the best local wines and gourmet food products from over 40 partner-wineries and farms. Often referred to as the gateway to the Finger Lakes wine trails, and a member of the Canandaigua Wine Trail, the Wine Center is a perfect fall destination. The Tasting Room’s rotating inventory offers a selection to sample of New York’s featured vintages from local wineries, including Sonnenberg’s

151 Charlotte Street, Canandaigua • 585-394-4922 • www.sonnenberg.org

Fall’s bounty and wildlife blend beautifully
People and nature peacefully commingle at Montezuma Wildlife Refuge, where over 7,000 acres of natural and protected landscape are located on the north end of Cayuga Lake. Covering Cayuga, Seneca, and Wayne counties in the Finger Lakes region of New York, Montezuma Wildlife Refuge provides some of the most scenic recreational opportunities amidst the home of a unique and diverse population of wildlife including mammals, amphibians, reptiles and birds. Visitors can enjoy and explore the varied habitat from marsh to forest, shrub and grassland, whether hiking, boating or driving. Each season, the refuge’s naturally changing environment allows visitors to experience a variety of wildlife, including 43 species of mammals, 16 species of amphibians, 15 species of reptiles, and 242 species of birds. According to Montezuma, the refuge is situated in one of the most active flight lanes in the Atlantic Flyway, where waterfowl and migratory birds rest, feed, and nest.


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What you can see at Montezuma

Fall is the perfect time to watch migrating geese and view shorebirds. Geese and waterfowl come through the refuge on their way to their southern winter habitats, as do birds of prey including eagles. Birds can number from 50,000 to 100,000 as they pass through this refuge. The Visitor Center can provide information on specific species and how to view them at Montezuma. They advise the best viewing from dawn through mid-morning and late-afternoon through nightfall.

Waterfowl: Thousands of ducks and geese inhabit the refuge during the spring and fall migrations. Canadian and snow geese can fill the sky, while black duck and mallards can be found throughout the refuge pools. Marsh & Water Birds: A tour around the refuge’s shallow pools may reveal several species of wading and other water birds. The shallow waters attract an abundance of great blue heron, greenbacked heron, great egret, black-crowned night-heron, Virginia rail, sora, bitterns, common moorhen and pied-billed grebes. Shorebirds: Montezuma is extremely important to migrating shorebirds as a stopover point along their interior route of southward migration in the late summer and early fall. The mix of species found here differs from that along the Atlantic coast. Bald Eagles: Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge played an integral role in reintroducing the once-endangered bald eagle to New York State. Mammals: Forty-three species of mammals have either been recorded or can reasonably be expected to be present on the refuge for at least a portion of the year. Carp: Native to Asia, carp were introduced to the United States during the 1880s by the U.S. Fish Commission as a food fish. Fall Migration and Winter Wildlife Mid-August through mid-October offers great opportunities to view shorebirds, with a peak in mid-September. Killdeer, yellowlegs, and plovers feast on the exposed mudflats. Montezuma has several well-managed areas for shorebirds. Mid-September to freezing, geese and waterfowl come back through the refuge on their way south to wintering grounds. Herons and egrets will use shallow water areas throughout the day. Mid-November, waterfowl numbers peak: geese number 50,000 and ducks over 100,000. Eagles and other birds of prey make their way through to open water and winter grounds further south. The Wildlife Drive is usually closed to traffic in winter, but crosscountry skiing or snowshoeing on the Wildlife Drive or on the refuge’s nature trails, is an opportunity to see white-tailed deer, fox, small mammals and resident birds such as woodpeckers, nuthatches, cardinals, and chickadees. Bald eagles also stay in the winter, as long as the canals remain unfrozen.

Since it’s establishment in September, 1938, Montezuma has been a refuge and breeding ground of diverse wildlife for visitors to enjoy. Open seven days a week during daylight hours, public use facilities include hiking trails, observation towers and platforms, fishing access sites, a wildlife drive and more. Recreation activities are regulated, to allow for protection of the wildlife and their habitats. The 3.5-mile drive opens in April and closes when ice and snow create hazardous conditions. The Visitor Center is open from April through November, where exhibits, a film library, a telescope to view wildlife, brochures, trail guides and maps are available. There are also guided tours, educational and special programs available. The Lodge Gift Shop, run by volunteers and Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex, is located within the Visitor Center. Proceeds from sales benefit habitat conservation and education in the Wetlands Complex. [Information courtesy of Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge]

3395 US Route 20 East, Seneca Falls • 315-568-5987 • http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Montezuma


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by Molly logan anDerson | gatehouse news service

he smell of a campfire, richly colored leaves of amber and burgundy, cozy sweaters and football games call to mind one thing: autumn.

“It’s a great time to just relax and spend quality time with the family. It’s even better when the neighborhood joins and the children get to interact with adults in storytelling and conversations as a big circle of friends.� While summer may be America’s favorite season, fall boasts all sorts of opportunities for outdoor activity and family fun. � Check out our top ideas for enjoying this season to the fullest, without spending much at all. � Traditions like these can surely be cherished childhood memories in the making.

Leaf rubbings
HOW TO You don’t even need to leave your yard to find some interesting leaves this autumn. Let kids know about your plans so they can collect leaves all season long. Or get together and give everyone a goal, say 10 leaves, for collecting. Make sure you’re well-equipped with paper of various colors and thicknesses, as well as colored pencils of every shade. DO IT bETTER Have kids cut out their favorite leaf rubbings and glue them onto folded construction paper. Turn them into Thanksgiving cards for friends and family or placecards for your Thanksgiving table.

Apple picking
HOW TO Use the orchard directory on www. PickYourOwn.org to find nearby u-pick orchards. On any autumn weekend day, you’ll find people of all ages, those with and without children, young couples and grandparents, at an apple orchard. They’re there to reconnect with nature and farms, pick fresh apples right off the tree, taste fresh-made apple cider, go on a hay ride... and often enjoy music, entertainment, farm animals and foods to taste. DO IT bETTER Bring your apple treasures home and get the whole family to whip up a special treat together. Don your aprons and search your cookbooks for recipes that take your delectable fruit to the next level in the form of a crumble, crisp or buckle. Mountain for a tranquil 20-minute ride of breathtaking views of the Bristol Hills and the valley below. Truly a unique opportunity for all ages to view Mother Nature at her best. On a clear day, a glimpse of Canandaigua Lake is visible from the summit. 5662 Route 64, Canandaigua 585-374-6000, www.bristolmt.com. Mount Hope Cemetery Fall Foliage Tour Saturday, October 20, Noon Landscape architect Ed Olinger will lead visitors on narrow roads surrounded by a diverse and beautiful landscape through Mount Hope Cemetery. This annual fall tour begins at the North Cemetery entrance opposite Robinson

HOW TO For some, an ooey-gooey marshmallow, smothered in melted chocolate and sandwiched between two crispy graham crackers might just be heaven on earth. For others, it’s the atmosphere of a campfire that keeps them coming back for more. Count down to winter by gathering weekly with family and friends to enjoy each other and a good old s’more. DO IT bETTER If outdoor space allows, end the campfire season with a full-blown campout. Pitch a tent in your backyard and head out for a night under the stars with all the amenities of your home turf. Take it a step further by inviting the neighbors to bring their own tents and cook dinner over the fire, too. Drive. Guests can see a variety of trees boasting multicolor autumn dazzle in this serene setting. Oaks, sassafras, silver lindens, tulip trees, Kentucky coffee trees, maples, European and fern leaf beech trees and weeping mulberry adorn this historical Rochester cemetery. Tickets are $5. Friends of Mt. Hope Cemetery 1133 Mount Hope Avenue, Rochester, 585-461-3494, www.fomh.org Naples Grape Festival Saturday September 29, Sunday September 30, 10:00am–5:00pm Since 1961, the Grape Festival has been held every Continued on next page...

AREA THINGs TO DO... Autumn is pick of the seasons in Upstate New York Fall in Upstate New York brings leaf peeping in the Finger Lakes, grape harvests at local wineries, apple picking, fun fall festivals, and the area’s last blast of fresh air and cool breezes before winter’s lockdown. Explore the region by foot, by car, by boat, or by a sky ride over the mountains, and enjoy the beauty of this special area. Bristol Mountain Fall Sky Rides Saturdays & Sundays, September 24-October 28, Monday, October 8 Noon-4:00pm Fall Festival: Sunday, October 14 Ride the Comet Express chairlift to the summit of Bristol


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of heavy purchases. Shuttle bus service operates every 30 minutes. www.artswyco.org BY FOOT or BiCYCLE... Monroe County parks have many scenic paths, www.monroecounty.gov/parks. The Genesee Valley Greenway offers 52 miles of paths between Livingston County and Rochester, www.fogvg.org. Over 900 miles of trails connect many parks along on the Finger Lakes Trail www.fingerlakestrail.org. Letchworth State Park, www. letchworthpark.com and Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, www.fws.gov/r5mnwr. Blue Cut Nature Center is located on 40 acres of open land with marsh and ponds, mixed hardwoods and red pine plantation. Three self-guided trails. Grounds open dawn to dusk. Picnic area, wildlife. Route 31, Lyons, 315946-5836. Chimney Bluffs State Park towers 150 feet above Lake Ontario in the Town of Huron, these bluffs, which are a large clay drumlin formed six to ten thousand years ago by a glacier, then were eroded by waves and weather are now part of 597 acres making up the park. This undeveloped state park provides walking trails and is a photographer’s paradise. 7700 Garner Road, Wolcott, 800-527-6510. Huckleberry Swamp is a walk through nature. Beautiful boardwalk, handicap accessible, bird watching. Fun for all ages. Catchpole Road, North Rose, www.ofofinc.org, 585338-1820. BY TRAiN... Enjoy the scenery along the Finger Lakes corridor, enjoy wine tastings, music and more aboard the Finger Lakes Scenic Railway www.fglkrail.com and the Medina Railway Museum in Orleans County www.railroadmuseum.net/ train_excursions.htm. Fall Foliage Train Excursion Saturday, October 13 Continued on next page...

September to celebrate the area’s harvest. Enjoy talented artisans, arts and crafts, winemakers, wine tastings, local and regional music and cuisine. Bake a pie for the World’s Greatest Grape Pie Contest. Sample everything “grape” the valley has to offer. Free festival admission, $10 wine tent admission. Main Street (Route 21,) Village of Naples. www. naplesgrapefest.org Letchworth Arts and Crafts Show and Sale October 12-14 • Highbanks Recreation Area Sponsored by the Arts Council for Wyoming County, enjoy peak fall foliage at the spectacular Letchworth State Park, along with the best in pottery, paintings, quilts and fiber arts, handcrafted jewelry, photography, furniture, decorative painting, and more. Over 300 artisans display their wares along with plenty of food vendors and many other activities for the whole family. Admission and parking for the craft show are free with entrance to the park. Handicapped parking available along with curbside pickup

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Departures: 9:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, and 3:30pm The Lehigh Valley Railroad Historical Society, in cooperation with the Finger Lakes Railway, will sponsor 90-minute fall foliage train excursions over the former New York Central Railroad “Auburn Road” branch line between Shortsville and Phelps, an 18-mile round trip. Four passenger train excursions will be operated using two diesel locomotives and four passenger coaches. The Lehigh Valley Railroad Historical Society museum in the old New York Central freight station at 8 E. High Street in Shortsville will be open to passengers during the excursions. Snacks, beverages, and gift items will be sold at the station and onboard the trains. The Shortsville Presbyterian Church will operate a refreshment stand at the station. All trains will load and unload at the LVRRHS station museum. Fares are $17pp for adults and children age 3 and over. Children age 2 and under on lap are free. The ticket price includes the train ride and admission to the museum. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the Lehigh Valley Railroad Historical Society website at www.lvrrhs.org (click on Excursions link,) or by calling 585-869-1498. If the rides are not sold out in advance, walk-up tickets will be available at the LVRRHS station museum at the time of the scheduled trip. 585-289-9149 courtesy of http://lvrrhs.org. BY BOAT... Most of the tour boat and charter services operate through the end of October. Canandaigua Lady Fall Foliage Boat Cruises. Autumn is a sight to behold in the Finger Lakes and there is no better way to see it than by taking a scenic boat ride around Canandaigua Lake on this historic 19th century replica paddlewheel boat. The Lady is a proud successor to locally famous steamboats that operated on the Finger Lakes between 1820 and 1930. This Mississippi-style paddlewheel presents a nostalgic decor accented with fine


woods, brass fixtures, draperies and carpeting that fondly recalls days of yesteryear. Options include lunch, afternoon and dinner cruises. All trips include a narration of the sites and history along the lake. For more details visit www. steamboatlandingonline.com. Fall Foliage Erie Canal Boat Tour Sunday October 7, 12:30pm-4:30pm Climb aboard the Colonial Belle for a leisurely fall cruise along the Erie Canal. The 16-mile trip through Rochester includes spectacular viewing of foliage mixed with history on this narrated cruise. Also enjoy the sounds of local folk and blues singer Fred Vine. Delicious food is made-to-order from Rene’s Cafe and Joey B’s restaurant. Reservations required. Boat departs from Schoen Place, Pittsford. For information call 585-223-9470, www.colonialbelle.com. Along the Erie Canal... try the Sam Patch or Mary Jemison, www.samandmary.org. Continued on next page...


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hayrides; kid’s crafts, hay maze and entertainment; Italian dance classes; a magician performance; and gourmet food sampling. Adults over 21, $12/advance, $15/door. 2287 Turk Hill Road, Fairport, www.casalarga.com Canandaigua Lake Wine Trail. Five wineries, two wine centers, restaurants, hotels, bed and breakfasts, attractions, shopping and golf. www. canandaiguawinetrail.com. Seneca Lake Wine Trail. 34 wineries invite you to experience an area rich in history, beauty with production of worldclass wines. www.senecalakewine.com. Fall Apple Picking Great for kids: rochester.kidsoutandabout. com/content/apple-picking-greaterrochester-ny-and-finger-lakes U-pick farms: www.ilovethefingerlakes. com/basics/agriculture-upick.htm 15th Annual Wayne County Apple Tasting Tour, October 5-8. Discover the many flavors of apples. Each stop is unique. Travel scenic country roads, ablaze in autumn glory, shop for gift items and crafts. Three of the area’s finest wineries will offer tastings. www. waynecountytourism.com.

On Keuka Lake, try the Esperanza Rose, www.esperanzaboat.com. Charter options, try Finger Lakes Guide Service at www.flguideservice.com or the Viking Spirit out of the Viking Resort on Keuka Lake, www.vikingresort.com. BY CAR... Explore all the offerings of the Finger Lakes and its natural beauty with plenty of special events, especially on the wine trails visit www.uncorknewyork.com. Go antiquing www.ilovethefingerlakes.com or stay in a bed and breakfast for a long fall weekend www.flbba.com. FOOD and WiNE... Keuka Lake Wine Trail’s Harvest Tour of Food and Wine September 15-16, www.keukawinetrail. com/signature-trail-events. Purple Foot Festival at Casa Larga Vineyards, Sunday, September 16, Noon5:00pm. Celebrate the harvest through the old-world tradition of stomping grapes amidst Tuscan-style rolling hills and beautiful vineyards. Guests will enjoy interactive, festive and unique experiences including: Grape stomping; wine tastings at Harvest Bars & Winery Tours; live music; wine seminars; vineyard

Great pumpkin facts
Pumpkins are fruits, a type of squash that are similar to melons. Pumpkins are native to North America and have been domestically grown there for 5,000 years. In 1584 after French explorer Jacques Cartier explored the Saint Lawrence region of North America, he reported finding “gros melons” (large melons.) The name was translated into English as “pompions,” which has since evolved into the modern “pumpkin.” Pumpkins are low in calories, fat, and sodium and high in fiber. They are good sources of Vitamin A, Vitamin B, potassium, protein, and iron. The largest pumpkin ever grown was over 1,100 lbs by a man in Ohio, in 2000. Pumpkins require a long, hot growing season and loads of humus, manure and water. Pumpkin seeds can be roasted as a snack. Pumpkins are used as feed for animals. Pumpkin flowers are edible. Pumpkins are used to make soups, pies and breads. The largest pumpkin pie ever made was over five feet in diameter and weighed over 350 pounds. It used 80 pounds of cooked pumpkin, 36 pounds of sugar, 12 dozen eggs and took six hours to bake. Pumpkins are members of the vine crops family called cucurbits. They are easy to grow! In early Colonial times, pumpkins were used as an ingredient for the crust of pies, not the filling. Pumpkins were once recommended for removing freckles and curing snake bites. Pumpkins range in size from less than a pound to over 1,000 pounds. The name pumpkin originated from “pepon”—the Greek word for “large melon.” The Connecticut field variety is the traditional American pumpkin. Pumpkins are 90 percent water. Eighty percent of the pumpkin supply in the United States is available in October. In Colonial times, Native Americans roasted long strips of pumpkin in an open fire. Colonists sliced off pumpkin tips; removed seeds and filled the insides with milk, spices and honey. This was baked in hot ashes and is the origin of pumpkin pie. Native Americans flattened strips of pumpkins, dried them and made mats. Native Americans used pumpkin seeds for food and medicine.

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