If you’re based in Ontario and considering a short getaway, you might consider New York’s Finger Lakes. This region is known for their beautiful countryside, spectacular display of fall foliage, and, as you can see below, some fascinating events!
15th Annual Rutabaga Curling World Championship– Dec. 22, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
For fifteen years, hearty Ithacans have met in mid-December to crown a world champion rutabaga curler as rutabagas are about the only vegetable left in the market this time of year. This year’s event has even inspired a group of competitors all the way from Japan! For additional information, please visit www.rutabagacurl.com.
Finger Lakes Cheese Trail
The Finger Lakes Cheese Trail is a three year old organization of 15 cheese producers from throughout the Finger Lakes who make artisan cheeses from milk produced at their family farms. Great cheeses are being made, ranging from English style raw milk cheddars, cheese curd, gouda and swiss types from dairy cow milk, to blue cheeses, chevre and goat feta. To learn more and plan your visit, go to flcheesetrail.com
The Thomas Galloway House:
Offers gracious home-style hospitality in a serene country setting. Guest rooms have antique furnishings and lovely views of expansive grounds and mature perennial flower beds. A full country breakfast is served in our dining room and picnic lunches are available. Guests enjoy gathering in the spacious living room or relaxing on the porches or the stone patio near the herb bed. Guests may share in gathering eggs, picking vegetables, feeding sheep. Owner Peggy Green spins her own wool from the sheep she raises and is willing to teach this fine art to guests along with rug hooking, cooking and making jam.
The Thomas Galloway House Bed and Breakfast: 993 Cornwall Road, Palmyra, NY 14522