After a revelatory trip to Grand Teton, Yellowstone, and Glacier National Parks in 2006, outdoor enthusiasts Laura and Alan Falk cast off the shackles of software careers to begin new lives as tour guides and planners. The pair created standard tours to introduce travelers to the area's local wineries, gorges, waterfalls, and historic towns, as well as custom tours that let natives and visitors design their own experiences based on personal preferences and hunches about the location of buried treasure. Past custom tours have included birthday scavenger hunts, bachelorette weekends, and private birthday celebrations with wine tastings. Experience! The Finger Lakes draws on more than 30 years of intimate local knowledge to create lasting memories in a thriving area replete with natural beauty, rich culture, and a captivating history.
Fully-furnished and spacious, the Madison Guest House is located in the heart of Finger Lakes Wine Country, downtown Watkins Glen. Able to accommodate up to 15 guests, we offer vacation rentals year round in our lovely 2- and 3-bedroom suites. Continental breakfast on-site, homebrews available upon request.
Kingdom Tapes CDs and Electronics has been the number one supplier of professional audio video and cd-dvd duplication equipment to churches for over 30 years. Founded by evangelist Johnny Berguson, Kingdom is home to a full line of proprietary products made especially with churches in mind.
As hunting season draws ever-closer, the Fourth Annual Western New York Bowhunting Festival at Swain Resort invites enthusiasts to display their skills and peruse equipment. An archery range allows shooters to shake the dust from their compound bows, while four 3D woodland archery courses challenge hunters to test their accuracy at a variety of ranges and angles. Test your talents at the Treestand Shootout, which pits high-altitude archers against one another in a battle for cash prizes. Dealers from around the region will display their hunting and trapping wares, and kids will enjoy archery instruction clinics and balloon shooting.
At Farm Sanctuary, animals are friends—not food. As the nation’s largest farm-animal rescue and protection organization, Farm Sanctuary has three specific goals: to protect farm animals from cruelty, to promote compassionate vegan living, and to change how people think about and treat farm animals.
Farm Sanctuary takes those goals seriously. Since its inception in 1986, the organization has rescued thousands of animals, caring for them at sanctuaries in Watkins Glen, New York; Orland, California; and Los Angeles, California. As part of its mission to educate people about factory farming and its impact on animals, Farm Sanctuary holds annual Walk for Farm Animals events across the United States and Canada. The organization also reaches out to businesses and legislators to help inspire compassionate living and institutional reforms.
For more information, check out this Groupon Guide article on Farm Sanctuary co-founder Gene Baur's favorite go-to vegan meals.
Recognized as a center of excellence by major pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, Robbins Eye has built its reputation on a team of experienced doctors and the latest laser, surgical, and diagnostic technology. Dr. Allan Robbins was one of the first surgeons in the country to use intraocular lenses for cataract surgery, and helped bring surgical advancements such as photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and bladeless LASIK to upstate New York.
In addition to completing laser procedures, Dr. Robbins and his colleagues receive ongoing training in innovations such as surgical Crystalens implants, which operate like a hinge and are therefore highly flexible. Performing treatments at their dedicated surgery centers allows them to control key factors such as equipment updates and temperature and humidity levels, which can be critical for optimal outcomes and proper Chia pet growth.