Finally got to check out bigalicebrewingflx yesterday! 🍺 ———————————————————— BIG aLICe BREWING is a licensed New York State farm brewery dedicated to crafting innovative, locally-sourced beer. This is their third location, after their Queens and Brooklyn, NY tap rooms, in the former Gael Brewing Company building. ———————————————————— We loved the open air feel to the space. Perfect for warm summer days. The staff was so nice and excited to share more information about the beers on tap. I opted for their classic flight with some light and crispy options. I think the star of this flight was the NYS Pils. This is a summer crusher for sure. Unfiltered, sweet and bready. Kinda tastes like honey Teddy Grahams! 🍯 . . . . . . . . #craftbeer #cheers #flight #ipa #pils #hops #ale #beeroclock #craftbeerlover #beerreview #flx #fingerlakes #upstateny #rochesterny #senecalake #beer #beerstagram #taproom #summer #sunshine #crispy #love #happy #blogger...
Grab some of this stunning edible art for yourself! Your tastebuds will thank ...
Grab some of this stunning edible art for yourself! Your tastebuds will thank you. Farm-fresh pizza tonight starting at 5pm: seasonal toppings and other local ingredients that will blow your gourd— vegan options, gluten- free options, so many options! Get here early and be one of the first to put your order in… music starts at 6:30 🎶 See you soon! #FridayNightFarmJams
📸 stunning photo cred and gratitude to: travisjcain
Only a 40min drive from downtown Ithaca, Watkins Glen State Park is a favorite for a day trip!
Watkins Glen State Park is the most famous of the Finger Lakes State Parks, with a reputation for leaving visitors spellbound. Within two miles, the glen's stream descends 400 feet past 200-foot cliffs, generating 19 waterfalls along its course. The gorge path winds over and under waterfalls and through the spray of Cavern Cascade. Rim trails overlook the gorge (parks.my.gov). . . . . . . . . . .
Fun fact - Rochester would have been one of the last stops on the Underground Railroad where fugitive slaves, including Frederick Douglass, could board a boat to Canada, and to freedom.
Find this historical marker at Maplewood Rose Garden, where the landing was located in the gorge below.
From NY Historic: Alexander Kelsey and associates constructed a landing on the west side of the river (in the gorge below this marker) across from the settlement of Carthage (east side of the River) around 1844. At the time, Carthage was a thriving port community. This location is the furthest south ships could travel towards Rochester from the Great Lakes before reaching the impassable Lower Falls.
Next time you are in Pittsford Plaza, take a look for it right behind One World Goods. Old Erie Canal Lock 62 is tucked just far enough off the beaten path that many do not realize it’s there.
It is one of the best preserved antiquated locks along the canal system.
Lock 62 Canal Park is a stop along the Pittsford Railroad Loop Trail.
The trail is tucked behind the plazas on both sides of Monroe Ave (Pittsford Plaza, Pittsford Colony, Pittsford Square, etc.), connecting across Clover, and continuing along the northeastern side of Monroe to Highland.
The southwestern portion of the loop follows the bed of the 19th century Erie Canal from the Spring House on Monroe Avenue to Lock 62, and the towpath to the current canal.
🔎 Search: LOCK 62 (link in bio daytrippingroc .com)
🌶 pictured: Gochujang Sourdough I did last week for #breadclub • The joys and down sides of being a self-employed cottage baker / entrepreneur has really been highlighted the last few weeks. With all the good and unfortunate things that pulled me away from the bench, I can’t stress enough how much I just need to get my hands back in some dough. Some exciting and challenging changes happening soon and it’s best for the mental to focus on what I do best. 🙂I’m very excited to make the necessary adjustments with warmer weather and deliver some goods to my customers this week. Thank you all for your patience and understanding. ♥️ • 🌺 Mother’s Day is this weekend and #breadclub makes a great gift! ☺️Just sayin....if you haven’t subscribed, or you want to place an order for Mother’s Day, you have until tomorrow at either katboocha in Rochester or in Naples plenty_the_bakery 🧁 • ✌️ ❤️ 🥖 • • If you know you know, #gochujang Sourdough was inspired by proofbread in Mesa, AZ. Follow them for the BEST sourdough content on #youtube • • #sourdough #breadsubscription #levain #baker #bakery #cottagebakery #microbakery #fermentation #guthealth #organic #upstateny #naplesny #naplesvalleyny #bristolny #bristolmountain #canandaigua #flx #fingerlakes #rochesterny #585 #rochestereats #plentythebakery #katboocha #kombucha #shoplocal #eatlocal #supportlocal...
Rochester’s hidden sidewalk may be it’s best kept secret!
Rochester’s hidden sidewalk may be it’s best kept secret!
From Ontario Beach Park in Charlotte, head west on Beach Ave. Across from Clematis St. and Cloverdale St. are the two main, flanking entrances, with several smaller sidewalks in between roughly every forth house.
As tempting as it may be, the beautiful lawns, gardens, and docks along the sidewalk are privately owned; only the path is public.
Also, the 0.4-mile-long sidewalk is open to pedestrian traffic only–no wheels allowed. Walking your dog is A-OK.
🔎 Search: SIDEWALK (link in bio daytrippingroc .com)
View. _ There are few times when imagining the possibilities of conditions actually pans out for me. Now I’m a big believer in luck and consistency over skill and planning, because I feel like nature is more random than any amount of plan can account for. That being said, planning does give a sense of preparation that feels reassuring. My process generally relies on stumbling upon scenes when they’re ready to be found, pointing my lens in a direction, and pressing buttons on the camera hoping everything will work out in the end. To me, a camera is a nice excuse to wake up early and experience those rare feeling moments that others tend not to witness. This location in particular has been a testament to the idea of luck, but the occasional early morning plan doesn’t necessarily hurt. _ I woke up with the allure of herons, slender sticks, and thick fog bouncing around my mind. The weather report called for heavy low cloud at a certain spot close to where I live, so I hit the road early. Arriving in darkness, I moseyed through the dark forest until the tree line opened up a clear view out towards the snoozing herons high up. The fog was immense, creating a haunting atmosphere that beautifully defined the lanky remnants of the gnarled trees. The blue hour was approaching fast so I composed a collection of trees with one small nest at the edge of the frame. Two herons had awoken within the nest waiting for a parent to return; one looking off into the fog, one taking a peek over the edge. I hit the shutter. A quiet moment that felt like both the young herons and I were seeing a rarer view of the world around us. A view that’s dependent on what nature wants to do, and getting out of bed to check it out. _ _ canonusa 5DS _ canonusa 300mm f2.8 IS _ #naturefirst #hpow #adventureresponsibly #thetreesstillgrow #leaveitbetter #spm_closetohome #slowphotographymovement #canon #teamcanon #canonbringit #upstateny #rochesterny #fingerlakes...
Skaneateles Lake is the only Finger Lake not connected to the Erie Canal System,...
BOICEVILLE COTTAGES-With unique colors and building materials, each trio of houses has its own style. Which one will be yours?
Bruno Schickel designed and built Boiceville Cottages beginning in 1996. Since then, Schickel Construction Company has built 140 of the tiny house rentals, staged on the 60 acre property in groups of three. Always fond of bold and happy colors, Bruno painted each trio of houses in a unique color scheme, using over 50 Sherwin-Williams and Benjamin Moore paint colors. The effect is striking. Schickel Construction Co. completed construction at Boiceville Cottages in 2016, and are now starting a second tiny house development on Seneca Lake. Follow boiceville_ on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. #ithaca #ithacany #tinyhouses #boicevillecottages #cottagestyle #cottage #schickelconstruction #seneca #senecalake #fingerlakesny #fingerlakes #brooktondale #cayugalake #cayuga #fingerlakesregion #gingerbreadhouse...
Letchworth State Park comprises 14,350 linear acres along the Genesee River. The...
Letchworth State Park comprises 14,350 linear acres along the Genesee River. The park offers a diverse experience for all visitors.
Relax beside a massive waterfall, hike the gorge trails, fish in the park’s pond, take a ride during the hot air balloon festival, whitewater raft, dine at the Glen Iris Inn, learn about the local history of the Seneca people and Mary Jemison or the geology of Upstate New York.
There are several entrances into Letchworth from the north, south, and west. To give you an idea how large this park is, it takes 30 minutes to drive 16-miles from the Mount Morris entrance to the Glen Iris Inn.
And what a lovely drive it is!
Visitors use the Castile entrance as the most direct route to Lower, Middle and Upper Falls, Glen Iris Inn, Visitor Center, Council Grounds, Trout Pond, and the Nature Center.
If you see a sign for a Scenic Overlook, stop! You won’t regret it. The road heading north from Castile to Mount Morris is a slow, beautiful, winding one with several more overlooks and Wolf Creek (Tea Table), my favorite section of the entire park.
🔎Search: LETCHWORTH (link in bio daytrippingroc .com)
The 3/4 mile long walkway through Stony Brook State Park is a combination of shale, gravel, and stairs. Stony Brook has a similar feeling to the other Finger Lakes gorge parks while being a bit more manageable.
My favorite time to visit is on a mild November day, once the crowds and heat of summer have slipped away. There have been times where we have had the park nearly to ourselves in Autumn!
Alternatively, early mornings before 10am are great for quiet walks in the gorge.
🔎Search: STONY BROOK (link in bio daytrippingroc .com)