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"Cruisin" in the Finger Lakes

Thursday, August 24 2017

We’re off to the FINGER LAKES. Our first stop is AMERICAN MADE, a unique shop located in DOWNTOWN CANANDAIGUA. A unique gift shop featuring American Made items only-Patriotic items, home decor, jewelry, purses, knitwear, wrought iron, puzzles, greeting cards, art prints, nostalgic and humorous signs, wine & lamp; liquor bottle candles, laser wood engravings and made in New York food products....

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A Day in the Orchards

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Celebrate fall by touring the beautiful countryside - shopping and sampling while visiting some unique orchards. Begin with a FALL HARVEST LUNCH at HURD ORCHARDS. This 200-year-old family owned farm has been featured in the Better Homes and Gardens Magazine. Their exquisite gardens, with dazzling splashes of brilliant color, shimmer through the fall. Walk beneath their harvest doorway garlanded in festive flair before dining in gourmet simplicity as summer slowly gives way to fall. Hurd's formal "Orchard Lunches" served in their "unique barn" on antique china & linens with festive arrangements make this a unique experience! After lunch, stroll through the Gardens & browse the Gift Shop. End the day at MURPHY’S ORCHARD, a 65-acre, family owned and operated fruit farm

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Cruisin Oktoberfest Style

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

We will begin our day with a visit to the HARLEY DAVIDSON OF JAMESTOWN. With over 36,000 sq.ft., you’ll see the latest Harley’s and shop for a vast array of Harley clothing and memorabilia. Everyone knows a “Harley lover” - get your holiday gift shopping done early. Take a BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR OF THE REPAIR SHOP and see how these beautiful cycles are serviced. Get all decked out and TAKE YOUR PICTURE WITH A HARLEY! Then, it’s off to the SUMMER WIND AND CRUISIN OKTOBERFEST STYLE. The two hour cruise will feature a german buffet luncheon of brats, Sauerkraut, German Potato Salad, Stroganoff Meatballs, Applesauce, German Beer Bread and more! The oompah sound of GERMAN MUSIC by Timmie the TIneman will get your toes tapping and hands clapping! We will complete our day at PETERSON’S FARM. Enjoy SAMPLES and shop for fresh produce and flowers of the fall season – enjoy the fall CRUISIN OKTOBERFEST STYLE!

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Dinosaur BBQ Fall Lunch Cruise

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Travel the scenic route to the VILLAGE OF SKANEATELES this beautiful fall day. A fabulous catered “DINOSAUR BBQ” BUFFET LUNCHEON is planned on board our TWO HOUR FALL SIGHTSEEING CRUISE aboard MIDLAKES NAVIGATION. Kick back, relax and dig into some classic dishes catered by the famous Dinosaur B-B-Que. It’s a fabulous fall outing. The remainder of the afternoon is yours to spend in the VILLAGE OF SKANEATELES. In the historic downtown district, shops and galleries are housed in restored buildings dating back to 1796...

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Sunday Cruise on the Erie Canal

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Experience the excitement and romance of riverboat days as you cruise the ERIE CANAL aboard the HARBOR TOWN BELLE. Cruise departs from the Fairport, NY area and travels up THE ERIE CANAL & INCLUDES A LOCK. The Harbor Town Belle will familiarize you with the rich history and many traditional landmarks along the scenic Erie Canal traveling west between Fairport and Pittsford. Enjoy LUNCH as we cruise. The FALL COLORS are incredible and relaxing. Cameras are a must! But first we visit, LOLLYPOP FARM. The Humane Society of Greater Rochester has been helping animals and people since 1873. Support from the community enables nearly 100 staff members and more than 600 volunteers to care for around 10,000 homeless animals each year and makes possible a variety of programs to address issues that contribute to pet overpopulation and the surrender of unwanted animals...

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A “Gorge”ous Fall Day

Monday, October 2, 2017

Relax & view the fall colors & scenery on the way to WATKINS GLEN, located on the south end of Seneca Lake. It’s harvest time in Apple Country. We will enjoy this lovely fall stop with coffee and apple cider donuts at REISINGER’S APPLE COUNTRY. Next, we’re off to CAPTAIN BILL’S on SENECA LAKE for a 2-hour LUNCHEON CRUISE. After lunch, we will take a short ride over to WATKINS GLEN STATE PARK, the most famous of the Finger Lakes State Parks. Within 2 miles, the glen's stream descends 400 feet past 200-foot cliffs, generating 19 waterfalls along its course. The gorge path winds over & under waterfalls & through the spray of Cavern Cascade with spectacular views of the gorge. We will take a one and a half hour Gorge Walk with a guide. With time on your own to enjoy the fall scenery. The coach will pick up the group at the bottom-no need to walk back up...

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Oktoberfest Cabaret Lunch Cruise

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Head to WATKINS GLEN & board CAPTAIN BILL’S for a TWO-HOUR CRUISE with LUNCH & THEMED ENTERTAINMENT. It’s an afternoon of OKTOBERFEST CABARET STYLE. The fall cast will entertain you with these Bavarian favorites …Beer Barrel Polka, Edelweiss, Cabaret, Happy Wanderer, Lippen Schweigen, Danke Schoen, Lili Marlene, and many more! This afternoon, we will visit LIVELY RUN DAIRY FARM & CREAMERY. In the heart of the Finger Lakes Region on NYC – sits LIVELY RUN DAIRY FARM & CREAMERY in Interlaken, NY. Their standard group tour includes a 10 minute video explaining the history of Lively Run Dairy, the cheese-making process, and more. Additionally, guests get to visit the barn, see the goats...

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Fall Tastes of NYS

Thursday, October 12, 2017

We will meet our STEP ON GUIDE and travel to the Southern Tier of New York State. This tour is full of fall favorites! Visit a local APPLE FARM. Learn how they grow espaliered apples, sip fresh cider and hear all about the different apple varieties and how to use them. LUNCH will be at the COLONY RESTAURANT. Sit back and relax as you take a drive over the ridge and through the valleys to see Mother Nature’s Fall Fireworks. The scenery is spectacular. New York State has more trees than all of New England and Western New York as 1/3 of New York’s trees. Fall translates into grapes in Western New York, so you will visit a VINEYARD, followed by a WINERY TOUR AND WINE TASTING at MERRITT ESTATE WINERY. Learn how the grape harvester operates, see the grapes close up and learn how they are grown. Shop for grapes, squash, mums, corn stalks, maple syrup & other fresh produce of the season at HAMLET FARMS...

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