From Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb:
While the summer-like temperatures continue, the calendar tells us today marks the first day of fall. The area’s hard-working residents and proud small-business owners always go above and beyond to make each fall season special with unique events. Autumn is a particularly great time to visit, as the beautiful fall foliage, incredible hiking trails and wine country-related events are unparalleled in New York and abroad.
We are blessed to have a natural landscape that is second-to-none right outside our door. The natural resources of the Finger Lakes region contribute directly to our quality of life and our economy. A recent report from the state Comptroller notes that the Finger Lakes Region, thanks to its “pristine, glacially created lakes” and wine industry, is positioned to enjoy substantial tourism-related jobs and income.
ABUNDANCE OF AUTUMN OPPORTUNITIES
Our region has exploded into a world-class producer of high-quality wine, beer and cider. The fertile farmland and dedicated craftsmen and women in our region have helped the area pace the nation. I am proud of all the hard work and dedication our farmers, viticulture experts and supporting workers have put into making the Finger Lakes so special. This fall is a great time to experience a taste of these remarkable products for both visitors as well as natives.
VISITING THE FINGER LAKES HELPS OUR LOCAL BUSINESSES
By indulging in the many experiences our region has to offer, visitors and residents show their support for our local economy and businesses. The Finger Lakes Region offers countless events and attractions for all to enjoy. Visiting the farms and retailers that sell them is both an endorsement of their efforts and helps strengthen our region. Whether you are leaf peeping, apple picking or pumpkin patching, I hope each of you have a chance to explore our magnificent region this fall.
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