There are two cities in Ontario County, New York. Ontario County, New York has been voted the best rural county in America. Canandaigua is just 8 miles from Rochester and is a perfect place for a county get-a-way 12 months of the year. You can come in summer, spring and autumn and enjoy the water sports, and and tour the wine county, and in the winter, you can add on cross county and downhill skiing. Along with all the other winter sports.
Impounded in 1944, Lake Texoma has seen water run over its spillway three times. The first was in 1957, the second and perhaps the most memorable was in May of 1990, when the lake reached the highest pool of record at 644.76 feet. The third time was less than two years ago in July of 2007.
The Watkins Glen State Park is absolutely breath taking. The sheer beauty of it is spell binding. The hiking trail winds through an ancient, glacier carved gorge. The three different paths will take you by two hundred foot cliffs and nineteen different waterfalls. But be forewarned that one should be in good health because some trails are a steep climb. At the top is the recreation area. This is where you will find a swimming pool and picnic area. Do not forget to stop by the gift shop at the bottom of gorge to pick up your souvenirs.
On Sunday you can try Trough Creek State Park in the Raystown regions login about an hour and a half from Johnstown. There will be a Stream Study program at the park at 10:00 am. Bring the family out to see what lives in the Great Trough Creek. The program is being held by the stream near Pavilion #1. In the afternoon, the program turns to backyard critters with Test Your Knowledge at 1:30 pm. In between programs, take some time to explore one of Pennsylvania’s hidden treasures.
So what makes a trophy smallmouth? Unlike their largemouth cousin, smallmouth bass typically do not reach the same size. While the ten pound mark signifies a trophy largemouth, a six pound smallie is considered a prize. Lake Texoma offers anglers an exclusive chance at one of these treasures. Plus, three, four and five pound smallmouth are becoming common.
Also known as one of the main fashion capitals of Italy, Milan hosts some of the best fashion designers in the world. Most of the main shopping outlets are located near the city centre. Expect very large crowds during the sales, which attract people from all over Europe.
On Friday afternoon, I skied the Jackrabbit Trail from McKenzie Pond Road (outside Saranac Lake) to McKenzie Pond. The first mile or so has lots of roots and some rocks, and the cover was inadequate. Nevertheless, people have been skiing this popular part of the Jackrabbit.