Featured Member News from Finger Lakes Visitors Connection
Unveiling the Ontario County Visitors Guide
This year we are inviting readers to experience Ontario County through the storytellers of our region! This 52 page magazine style guide and poster map contains interviews with local business owners and community members. If you are interested in reading the guide, distributing or displaying it at your business, they are available for pick up at our office (19 Susan B. Anthony Ln. Canandaigua, 14424).
Here is a little bit of the introduction to our latest edition of the Visitors Guide:
“Many people know our region for our wines. We invite you to not only taste our wonderful wines and craft beverages, but to also experience the Finger Lakes “Beyond the Tasting Room.” As you embark on your journey, enjoy this visitor’s guide as a testament to the trailblazers who have transformed the region into a diverse, vibrant, and welcoming destination.”
For your immediate viewing, you can click the link below to visit our Guides page, where a digital version is available.
2024 Total Solar Eclipse
On April 8, 2024, we’ll be experiencing a phenomenon–The Great North American Solar Eclipse! Viewing a total solar eclipse is a rare occurrence and only takes the same path about every 100 years. As some may remember, the last solar eclipse over North America took place seven years ago, leaving only a sliver of the sun visible. Unfortunately for us, that last eclipse did not cross Ontario County, NY. Despite this, the Rochester area will be in this 2024 celestial event’s path of totality, meaning we will be able to see a full eclipse for approximately 2 minutes and 52 seconds. For the three minutes that the moon will totally eclipse the sun, the daylight will be reduced to twilight conditions. The eclipse will begin at 2:07 PM, peak at 3:20 PM, and end around 4:33 PM. An event like this is less frequent than once in a lifetime, the next projected total eclipse to have Rochester, NY in its shadow is projected for October 26, 2144!