Naples is a charming small village in Ontario County, New York, in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region known for grape-growing and some excellent wineries, including Arbor Hill and Inspire Moore. The entire area is incredibly picturesque. Grimes Glen is best known for its two 60-foot tall waterfalls, framed by 200-foot high shale bluffs, majestic hemlock trees and a bounty of wildflowers in spring. Parish and Conclin Glens are less known but equally scenic. The Cumming Nature Center is an environmental education facility that offers a range of educational programs and picturesque trails with different themes. Bristol Valley Theater is a professional theater that examines, enlightens and enriches the human condition for a rural and regional audience. Hunt Hollow is a private ski and snowboarding resort near Naples.
Located in the Village of Naples, New York, Grimes Glen is best known for its two 60-foot tall waterfalls, framed by 200-foot high shale bluffs, majestic hemlock trees and a bounty of wildflowers in spring. There is a mile long path along the Grimes Creek that provides spectacular views. The path at one point crosses the creek but most hikers do not mind getting wet in order to continue their exploration. The Grimes Glen is also well known as the location of Naples Devonian Tree, the oldest fossilized tree in New York discovered in 1882. While there are several glens in the area, Grimes Glen is the easier to access.
4703 Vine St, Naples, NY 14512, Phone: 585-396-4000
2.Cumming Nature Center
The Cumming Nature Center is an environmental education facility located near the town of Naples, New York. The 900-acre Center is owned and operated by the Rochester Museum & Science Center. It offers a range of educational programs, learning opportunities and features over six miles of trails. The Beaver Trail leads to an observation tower that overlooks a 35-acre beaver pond. The Helen Gordon Trail includes an outdoor art gallery featuring local birds and other animals. The Haudenosaunee Trail showcases paintings by artist Ernest Smith, who is known for his presentations of the culture and tradition of the Haudenosaunee. The Pioneer Trail passes by a historic 18th-century homestead and offers interpretive signs about the lives of early settlers. The Conservation Trail features signs about the forest conservation and management practices of the Center. All trails are used for skiing and snowshoeing in the winter.
6472 Gulick Rd, Naples, NY 14512, Phone: 585-374-6160
3.Ontario County Park at Gannett Hill
At 2,256 feet, Ontario County Park at Gannett Hill is one of the highest points in Ontario County. It is located in the picturesque Bristol Hills and offers spectacular views to the east of parts of Ontario County and the hills behind Cayuga and Seneca Lakes. There is a popular vantage point called "The Jump-Off" that has an amazing view of the Bristol Hills. The park includes dense forests, open lands, playgrounds, tent sites, RV pads, cabins, basketball court, soccer and Frisbee fields, pavilions and picnic sites with benches, tables and grills. There are 13 miles of hiking and biking trails, including a portion of the Finger Lakes Trail system. There is also a popular fishing pond.
6475 Gannett Hill Park Drive, Naples, NY 14512, Phone: 585-374-6250
4.Parish Glen - Conklin Gully
Located just outside of Naples, New York, Conklin Gully is part of the High Tor Wildlife Management area. It is one of several gullies in the area and is not as well-known as Grimes Glen, probably because it has less water. Nevertheless, it is a fun spot to explore. It requires a bit of climbing but it is worth it for the views it affords. The entrance to the gully is located on Parish Hill Road, and the main "trail" is actually the creek bed so be prepared to get your feet wet, unless you are visiting during summer months when the creek is dry. There is a nice waterfall but to see it requires some rope climbing. There are also a few smaller falls.
4259 Parish Hill Rd, Naples, NY 14512, Phone: 585-226-2466
5.Bristol Valley Theater
© Bristol Valley Theater
Bristol Valley Theater is a professional theater in the town of Naples, New York, in the heart of the Finger Lakes. The theatre was originally founded in 1964 as Bristol Valley Playhouse. After twenty-two years, its management was taken over by a not-profit foundation The Friends of Bristol Valley Playhouse. In 1991, the Friends purchased the vacated Trinity Federated Church on Main Street in Naples and converted it into the theatre’s new home, which opened its doors for the 1992 summer season. The theatre’s mission is to produce theater that examines, enlightens and enriches the human condition for a rural and regional audience; to offer to the public a variety of performing arts; to provide professional theatre arts training to young actors and, when needed, to offer scholarships for that training.
151 S Main St, Naples, NY 14512, Phone: 585-374-6318
6.Inspire Moore Winery & Vineyard
© Inspire Moore Winery & Vineyard
Inspire Moore Winery and Vineyard is located in what was once the area the Seneca Indians called Nundawao, where Naples was later founded. The building that houses the winery was at different times a tavern, a stagecoach stop and a carriage house. During its transformation into a winery, many original elements were used such as old timbers. Today, Inspire Moore is a boutique winery that produces a few thousand cases of Finger Lakes appellation wines , with focus is on aromatic varietal whites, varietal reds, ice wine and small lots of blends. Inspire Moore produces 12 different wines, including Riesling, Gruner Veltliner, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and the award-winning Blaufrankisch. Their tasting room in Naples is open daily.
197 N Main St, Naples, NY 14512, Phone: 585-374-5970
7.Arbor Hill Grapery & Winery
© Arbor Hill Grapery & Winery
Arbor Hill Winery is located in South Bristol just north of the town of Naples, New York, at the southern end of Canandaigua Lake, in the picturesque Finger Lakes Region. The Brahm family opened the winery in 1987, starting with only one building on the estate. It now includes not only the vineyard but a gift shop, Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill restaurant and two barns, which are used as the wine cellar and the food production area. The gift shop also serves as a tasting room, which is open daily. Arbor Hill is a part of five-winery Canandaigua Lake Wine Trail .
6461 NY-64, Naples, NY 14512, Phone: 585-374-2870
© Hunt Hollow
Hunt Hollow is a private ski and snowboarding resort near Naples, New York, about 45 minute drive from Rochester, in the heart of the scenic Finger Lakes region. Hunt Hollow Ski Club offers 400 acres of well-maintained winter recreation space. It includes 825-foot vertical drop, T-bar, a triple-chair, double-chair, and a surface lift, as well as about 2.5 miles of Nordic trails and a terrain park for cross-country skiing. This family-friendly resort has no crowds, offers total safety on all its slopes, great snow conditions and superb learning opportunities at the Snowsports School. Magnificent lodge has a cozy atmosphere, spacious meeting rooms, indoor fireplaces, fire pit, outdoor grills, food service and much more.
7532 County Road 36, 14512 Naples, New York, Phone: 585-374-5428
9.Wesley Hill Nature Preserve
in 1926, three artists—John C. Wenrich, James Havens, and Colburn Dugan—bought a 90-acre piece of heaven along the northern rim of Briggs Gully, one of the Finger Lakes Region’s largest gorges, as a place for peace and quiet contemplation. By then, after hundreds of years of clearcutting, the hemlocks grew from shady bottoms of the gullies, the white and red pines overshadowed the younger maples, and the majestic oaks spread their massive branches towards the sun. It is today the Wesley Hill Nature Preserve and it includes the massive Briggs Gully and several other gullies, about 10 acres of old-growth forests, a wide range of wildflowers, and breathtaking views of the hills around Honeoye Lake. The reserve is home to black-throated green warblers, thrushes, chipmunks, and other forest dwellers.
6060-, 6280 Gulick Rd, Naples, NY 14512, Phone: 607-275-9487
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10.Brew And Brats At Arbor Hill
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Brew and Brats is a popular restaurant located within the renowned Arbor Hill winery and vineyard, in the heart of South Bristol, New York, on the southwest end of Canandaigua Lake, in the picturesque Finger Lakes Region. The restaurant is open only on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and is famous for its steak night on Friday, live music events, home-made brats and award-winning wines. The Steak Wagon on Friday features Certified Black Angus Beef, a choice of two sides and a beverage of your choice. There are three regional steak sauces to top off your steak. Besides cozy, rustic indoor dining room, there are picnic tables on the lawn outside when the weather permits.
6461 BB State Route 64, Naples, NY 14512, Phone: 585-531-4113
© Monica's Pies
Monica’s Pies is a charming small bakery in downtown Naples, New York, about four miles south of Canandaigua Lake, nestled between the Bristol Hills and a patchwork of lush vineyards and fertile farms. Besides being famous for its award-winning wines, Naples is also famous for its grape pies. Monica is one of several grape pie bakers in the area, and her grape pies are available year round. The bakery sells all kinds of jellies, jams, conserves and gifts along with 25 different kinds of pies, including, of course, the signature grape pie. Monica, the Naples native, is considered the ‘queen of Naples grape pies’ – she has been making them since 1960.
7599 NY-21, Naples, NY 14512, Phone: 585-374-2139
12.Lynnie Lou's Homemade Ice Cream and Custard
© Lynnie Lou's Homemade Ice Cream and Custard
Located along the Finger Lakes Wine Trail in the town of Naples, Neew York, LYNNIE LOU'S should definitively be your stop while biking along the trail or exploring the beautiful Finger Lakes area. You can use their Drive-Thru service or sit and rest at an outdoor picnic table out in the sun. For the last 20 years, LYNNIE LOU'S has been a Naples favorite ice cream parlor, offering all sorts of flavors of homemade ice cream, smoothies, ice cream pies and frozen cakes. Fresh homemade Ice Cream is made on the premises, no trucking involved from a far away factory. You can get your cone or cup with any premium toppings and nuts of your choice. They also sell smooth and creamy custards with flavors that change every few weeks. Their fresh, healthy smoothies are made with fruit, yogurt, ground flax and honey.
8665 NY-21, Naples, NY 14512, Phone: 585-374-5980
© Hollerhorn Distilling
Located in Naples, New York, in the heart of the picturesque Finger Lakes Region, Hollerhorn Distillery is more than a distillery and a restaurant. It is a local gathering place, the place where friends, families and passing strangers get together to enjoy high-quality spirits, delicious food, live music and very special atmosphere. Beautifully decorated space has little nooks where the vibe changes, a corner with comfy armchairs, a spot with a pool table, long bar counter or a community table. It is friendly enough for a family meal and romantic enough for special evening with the love of your life. It is always buzzing with activity, especially on the evening when one of many popular local and regional bands show their talents. Check their website for their schedule so you do not miss your favorite band.
8443 Spirit Run, Naples, NY 14512, Phone: 585-531-2448
13 Best Things to Do in Naples, NY
- Grimes Glen, Photo: Jeffrey/stock.adobe.com
- Cumming Nature Center, Photo: methaphum/stock.adobe.com
- Ontario County Park at Gannett Hill, Photo: robertuzhbt89/stock.adobe.com
- Parish Glen - Conklin Gully, Photo: Antonio/stock.adobe.com
- Bristol Valley Theater, Photo: Bristol Valley Theater
- Inspire Moore Winery & Vineyard, Photo: Inspire Moore Winery & Vineyard
- Arbor Hill Grapery & Winery, Photo: Arbor Hill Grapery & Winery
- Hunt Hollow, Photo: Hunt Hollow
- Wesley Hill Nature Preserve, Photo: moodboard/stock.adobe.com
- Brew And Brats At Arbor Hill, Photo: Brew And Brats At Arbor Hill
- Monica's Pies, Photo: Monica's Pies
- Lynnie Lou's Homemade Ice Cream and Custard, Photo: Lynnie Lou's Homemade Ice Cream and Custard
- Hollerhorn Distilling, Photo: Hollerhorn Distilling
- Cover Photo: Visit Naples NY