If you are the most serious athlete, just because you are on vacation doesn't mean your training has to suffer. In fact, you can train your hardest right here in the Finger Lakes!
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1. Run through historic Geneva
. Geneva’s prominent skyline, stretching across the northern shores of Seneca Lake, is one of the oldest and most beautiful sights to behold within the Finger Lakes Region. Its proud heritage includes historical landmarks such as the Smith Opera House, Federal-style row houses and the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus. The city, along with Geneva’s countryside, which presents sprawling valleys and well-tended farmland, is the perfect place to take a run.
2. Beacon Farm Market, Canandaigua. Hop in your car after your run and drive along Routes 5 and 20 to Canandaigua. Once in the “Chosen Spot”, make sure to stop and grab healthy snacks for the rest of the day at Beacon Farm Market. Here, you’ll find a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables grown right in the Finger Lakes.
3. RV&E Bike and Skate
. Time to enjoy all the Finger Lakes has to offer on two wheels! Stop by RV&E for all your biking needs. Here, you’ll find bicycles for sale or rent and a variety of gear and apparel, just in case you forgot anything at home. While you are at RV&E, don’t forget to pick up your copy of the Finger Lakes Hiking and Biking Kit for trail rides throughout the region.
4. Bike to Onanda Park and take a swim
. Onanda Park, on the west side of Canandaigua Lake along West Lake Rd, is the perfect place to stop along your bike ride for a swim. Roughly 8 miles from RV&E Bike, this park includes 73 acres of hillside running and a two-mile bike path as well as access to the lake for swimming. After you finish your swim at the park, go back to RV&E to drop off your bike.
5. Return bike to RV&E
. Yes, it is a grocery store and one of the best in the nation, but it is so much more! Check out all the healthy prepared food including fresh, made-to-order salads, a vegetarian hot food bar and freshly rolled sushi station. Or, the natural foods section is a grocery store in itself! Also, stop by the produce section and marvel at all the local farms represented.