Staying at The Lake House on Canandaigua

A design destination in the picturesque Finger Lakes region

NYC residents who venture out on weekends away are likely familiar with the state’s splendors in the Hudson Valley, the Catskills or the Hamptons. A five-hour drive in a northwesterly direction from the city, however, takes you away from the more commonly frequented regions and into the pastoral Finger Lakes. Rolling, vine-covered hills and pools of crystalline fresh water dot the landscape. In the midst …

Gift Guide: Casual Camping, Kayaking + Outdoor Cooking

Essential items to elevate your next outdoor adventure

Weekends spent outside the city hopefully provide an all-important opportunity to relax, but activities like camping, hiking, outdoor cooking and kayaking also offer the chance to reconnect with nature. To make the most out of a weekend in the woods or on creeks and rivers, one needs the essentials, but there are some extra accessories that can elevate a trip from enjoyable to excellent. From …

Upstate New York’s The DeBruce Inn

A 14-room lodge and restaurant showcasing the best of the state's wilderness

For New Yorkers googling “Livingston Manor,” the bar in downtown Brooklyn pops up first, before the hamlet in upstate New York. It’s likely due to proximity but also maybe the search engine algorithm doubts interest in a town whose population clocked in around 1,000 in the last US census. Why visit there? It’s the same question you could pose to the owners of The DeBruce, …