Day 3 - June 24
Greystone Golf Course
is one of three courses operating on the "234Golf Trail" (the others being Shadow Pines and Shadow Lake). Each course can be accessed from one road (Atlantic Avenue) and is located about 20 east of downtown Rochester, NY. A recent 2014 rating showed Greystone to be one of the Top Public Courses in New York State and after playing this gem there's no question you'll see why.
A review of Greystone Golf Course can be read here
No visit to the Finger Lakes is complete without a wine tour. After our round at Greystone we found time to stop in at Apple Country Spirits
and the Young Sommer Winery
both in Williamson, NY. The Apple Country Spirits offers views of the entire operation including the cider press, aging barrels, and stills. On top of wine their Peach Vodka was quite amazing as well as their Steampunk Hardcider. We selected a bottle of each. Sampling is such hard work!
The Young Sommer Winery is a family operated business that has ties to the Rhine River Valley in Germany. The farm grows more than 20 varieties of apples, cherries, peaches, plums, and pears and their wines have been awarded gold and bronze medals in the New York State Fair home wine competitions. Over 3 decades they have accumulated more than 30 gold medals in both regional and national competitions. Wilma and Herm, the owners, were quite willing to answer our questions on their winery experience.
After a long day it was nice to arrive at our accomodations for the evening. The history of the Maxwell Creek Inn Bed and Breakfast
in Sodus, NY was fascinating. The property also has ties to the Underground Railroad with reported tunnels believed to still exist under the property. It was tough for me not to grab a shovel (but a cozy bed won out). Each of the rooms at the Inn delivered a different feeling of home away from home. This was the first time that I've ever stayed at a B&B and I would certainly do it again. Our host, Belinda McElroy, gave us a wonderful tour of her home and history lesson of the property and furnishings.