Adventure Awaits at the Happy Hippo

Princesses, Pilots and Pirates can all come to life when your child walks into the Happy Hippo. Located inside the Arnot Mall in Horseheads, NY. I recently stopped in to visit this charming toy store. And it is just that, a stand alone, independant and locally owned toy store. The kind I remember from whenContinue reading “Adventure Awaits at the Happy Hippo”

Soothing Fingers in the Finger Lakes

The Finger Lakes region is known for beautiful lakes, hiking trails and award winining wineries. I personally love exploring every inch of this area. But occasionally I need a little R&R. When that happens I make a beeline right to one of the many amazing spas the Finger Lakes region has to offer. Today IContinue reading “Soothing Fingers in the Finger Lakes”

Finger Lakes Soap Co.

This past week I had an opportunity to go to Van Etten, NY. Of course my first thought was seeing the fall foliage along the way. This time of year the hills of the Finger Lakes region are dotted with red, gold and orange. The views are breathtaking! As I was driving along I passedContinue reading “Finger Lakes Soap Co.”

Apple Picking Fun!

The epitome of fall family fun in the Finger Lakes region has to be apple picking so this weekend we loaded up the car and headed off to Reisinger Apple Farm. Located on Apple Lane in Watkins Glen you will find acres of apple trees, over 20 different varieties of apples are available on overContinue reading “Apple Picking Fun!”

A Day Spent Exploring Elmira

Elmira, NY a city named after a rambunctious young girl, or so the story goes, is a city full of rich history, museums and old time fun. When you are in the Finger Lakes region take a day to explore Elmira. Hop aboard the historic trolley of Elmira, NY and explore the rich history ofContinue reading “A Day Spent Exploring Elmira”

Everything Old Is Good Again

If you are looking for a quaint shop full of local flavor The Shoppes at Oldies But Goodies is for you. Located on St. Rt. 352 Big Flats in the Southern Tier of the Finger Lakes this eclectic shop is an easy drive from the Corning, Watkins Glen and Ithaca area. This once country craftContinue reading “Everything Old Is Good Again”

The Christmas House

A must do destination point when you are in the Finger Lakes region is to visit The Christmas House on Historic Maple Ave. in Elmira. This 1894 Queen Anne Victorian is now the home of a magical Christmas gift shop. From the moment you step on the expansive front porch you will feel the magicContinue reading “The Christmas House”

My Finger Lakes Travel Blog

Every year the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York is visited by thousands of tourists from around the world. The reasons are easy to see – the relaxing lakes, the beautiful rolling hills, amazing museums and in my opinion the best wineries and breweries in the country, if not the world. And oh yeahContinue reading “My Finger Lakes Travel Blog”