The Lake Ontario Wine Trail Announces 2018 Events

Unique sights, award-winning wines, refreshing spirits and a welcoming atmosphere await you on the Lake Ontario Wine Trail. Each of the featured events are designed to highlight all of the many wonders our area has to offer. Visit wineries, distilleries, unique shops, restaurants, farm markets and more- we have so much to offer!

Participating locations will provide refreshments and food samples for each guest during these events. Grab your friends and come discover what one of New York State’s newest wine trails is all about!

Several trail events will be taking place throughout the year. It beings with Roll out the Barrels where you can Be the first to taste new and/or not yet released vintages and purchase new spring releases.

Sweet Retreat
Enjoy the ultimate indulgence of a sweet treat paired with wines, spirits, and ciders. Perhaps a wine infused cupcake or brownie? Visit the participating locations for a sweet retreat.

May 5 - 6, 2018 | 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Cost: $20.00

Wine and Artisan Festival
Annual festival in Newark. Enjoy live music, wine, spirits, cider, beer tastings, as well as cheese, chocolate and other food. Shop the offerings of local artisans and other vendors.

June 15, 2018 | 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Christmas around the World
Join us for our Annual Holiday Tour along the Lake Ontario Wine Trail! Celebrate the season with festive wine and food pairings from around the world!

December 1 - 2, 2018 | 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

For a complete list of events and details about the Lake Ontario Wine Trail, visit If you would like a brochure, please call 800-527-6510.

Historic Palmyra Video

Check out the new video highlighting Historic Palmyra.  5 museums 1 destination – original, authentic and amazing.  Click here to view the Historic Palmyra Museum Complex video created by Jack Kidd.


Maple Weekends

2018 Maple Weekends Start Making Plans!

The New York State Maple Producers Association invites families from across the Empire State and neighboring areas to learn all about the production of maple syrup and other related products. Our goal during Maple Weekend is to share the taste of real mouth-watering maple syrup with you. Maple producers will demonstrate how to make syrup -- whether it’s simply boiling the sap over an open fire or running it through highly scientific equipment -- the results always taste great!

Maple Syrup is classified according to its color. The darker the syrup, the more enhanced the maple flavor. High quality, Grade A syrup can only be made by the evaporation of pure maple sap and, in New York state, it must contain no less than 66% sugar content. The weather is the most important factor in the final maple syrup product. Maple season (also referred to as “sugar season”) generally lasts about 4-6 weeks. March is the prime month for maple production. It takes 30-50 gallons of sap to produce 1 gallon of maple syrup.


Shadow Hill Farms
Come out and learn more about the production of maple syrup at Shadow Hill Farms’ Open House on March 3 & 4, March 10 & 11, March 17 & 18 and March 24 & 25. Take a tour of the Sugar House and Sugar Bush, learn how maple syrup is made. Enjoy some free samples of maple syrup, maple cream, maple candy and maple cotton candy. Maple Syrup Pancake Breakfast will be served during the Open House”. Try our bourbon-aged maple syrup & fresh made donuts. Enjoy nearly a mile of hiking trails through the Sugar Bush, and our 3-acre pond with running waterfalls!
Open: 8:30am to 4pm
Address: 7285 Lakeside Road, Ontario
Shadow Hill Maple Syrup Facebook

Packard Valley Farms
Maple Weekends & Breakfast on March 17 & 18 and March 24 & 25
NYS Maple Weekend at Packard Valley Farms,
Free tours and fun for all ages. All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast. Horse-drawn and tractor wagon rides. Tour of the sugar shack. Petting zoo. Birds eye view of the sugar bush. Maple products and baked goods for sale. Free samples of syrup and other delicious maple products. Breakfasts are served next door at our neighbor, the Log Cabin Restaurant.
Open: 10am to 4pm all days
Address: 438 Macedon Center Road, Macedon
Packard Valley Farms Facebook

Wayne County Spring Shopping Fling

May 11, 12, and 13th - 10am to 5pm

Shop till you drop for three days at a variety of Wayne County gift shops. The shops will be offering refreshments, free gifts and drawings. Each shopper will also receive a special surprise from each shop just for visiting.

Visit the website for a map.

Here are the participating businesses:

Thorpe Vineyard
8150 Chimney Hts Blvd. Wolcott
315-594-2502 |

Lukacs Pottery Studios
7060 Route 14. Sodus Point
315-483-4357 |

Pop’s House of County Collectibles
8101 Margaretta Rd. Sodus Point
315-483-4439 |


Sodus Point Fudge and Gifts
8510 Greig St. Sodus Point
315-553-2513 |

Ye Old Schoolhouse Country Store
7290 Maxwell Rd. Sodus

Vintage Matters
7060 Ridge Rd., Sodus

Three Bears Olde Country Store
6046 South Geneva Rd. Sodus
315-483-4828 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Katie Acres Alpaca Products & Gift Shop
4864 Arcadia Zurich Rd. Sodus
315-483-6388 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Community Co-op at Newberry
46 William St. Lyons

Evolve for the Home
57 William St. Lyons
315-398-7810 |

Wayne County Council for the Arts
108 West Miller St. Newark
315-331-4593 |

Mooseberry Soap Company, LLC
313 West Union St. Newark
315-332-8913 |


The Dog Eared Book
208 East Main St. Palmyra
315-502-0181 |

Long Acre Farms and JD Wine Cellars
1342 Eddy Rd. Macedon
315-986-4202 |

LW Emporium Co-op
6355 Knickerbocker Rd. Ontario
315-524-8841 |

The Feathered Nest
6365 Knickerbocker Rd. Ontario

Whistle Stop Antique Center
6363 Knickerbocker Rd. Ontario
315-524-3965 |

Lake Winds Florist and Gift Shop
4102 Pearsall St. Williamson
315-589-4899 |

Lagoner Farms & Embark Ciderworks
6895 Lake Ave. Williamson
315-589-8099 |

Check out Brantling Ski and Snowboard Center

brantling-pic Brantling is a small family owned and operated ski area located in Sodus, NY, just ten minutes from Route 104. Brantling is known for our family atmosphere and great lesson programs with options for children and adults of any ability level.

They offer skiing and snowboarding on 10 slopes and trails serviced by five surface lifts; one t-bar and four handle tows. All of our slopes and trails are lighted for night skiing and five have snowmaking.

The ski lodge makes the perfect home base and features a wood stove, cubbies, fireplace, snack bar, beer & wine bar and plenty of picnic space. Non-skiing parents and race spectators will enjoy the large windows across the entire west wall overlooking the hill. Free Wi-Fi available.

Check out learn to ski and ride programs which offer a lift ticket, group lesson, and rental for one great price!

Family Nights

Keep your family active this winter. Don’t miss “family nights” at Brantling for a great evening of family fun skiing or boarding.

January 13, January 27, February 3 & February 17
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sign up here:

4015 Fish Farm Road, Sodus, NY
(315) 331-2365