New York state is heralding its statewide snowmobiling resources in 2014.
The Great Lakes Seaway Trail region is home to more than 2,700 miles of trails. Clubs and trail links in NY and PA are posted online at www.seawaytrail.com/snowmobiling.
Along Lake Ontario, Wayne County alone has 200 miles of State, corridor, local and secondary trails through open fields and forested lands and on railroad beds for great riding all winter. Info/maps: www.waynecountytourism.com/snowmobile-information.
To ski where an Olympic athlete has trained, try Brantling Mountain at Sodus, NY, where 10 slopes and trails include Diann’s Run named in honor of U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist Diann Roffe-Steinrotter. Staff offer ski and snowboarding lessons and programs for youth, adults, and racers. Learn more at www.brantling.com.
If you prefer to ski on the flat, try the trails at Montezuma Audubon Center: www.friendsofmontezuma.org.
Fair Haven Beach State Park, among Cayuga County’s “Lake Effect” destinations for snowmobilers, snowshoers, cross-country skiers and ice anglers, is perfect for winter photography of towering shoreline bluffs, 1500-foot beach, and wooded hills. After enjoying the fresh air here follow the Finger Lakes Sweet Treat Trail to the New Hope Mills store in Auburn to pick up pancake mix and maple syrup for a tasty winter breakfast. Find romantic getaway packages enhanced by wine, cheese, and chocolate, at tourcayuga.com.
The 10th Annual What Women Want New Trends Show and Sale at the Casa Large Event Center in Fairport, NY, on Saturday, Feb. 8 offers a unique all-day shopping experience with strolling models, stress management and free massage opportunities, food and wine sampling, entertainment, prizes, and discounts on apparel, jewelry, makeup, self improvement productions, technology, and more. Get tickets early: www.whatwomenwantweekend2014.com/about.html.