7 Breweries in Erie to Check Out Along the Lake Erie Ale Trail

When visiting cities around the USA, one of my goals is to visit as many of the local craft breweries as possible. From checking out the Pittsburgh breweries at home to breweries in Cleveland, Cincinnati, and others, I really like to get out there and sample new brews.

So naturally hitting up the breweries in Erie along the aptly named Lake Erie Ale Trail was on my agenda when exploring the region. In this one, I wanted to share some of the spots I hit up along the way.

The surprise? Virtually every brewery I visited had some fantastic brews. This is a great ale trail!

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5 Museums in Rochester and Upstate NY to Learn the Region’s History

Upstate New York is a fabulous region. There are a number of great attractions, wineries in the Finger Lakes, and even numerous waterfalls in New York to enjoy as well.

In fact, I've visited the region a half dozen times over the last few years and still have only begun to scratch the surface of what there is to see.

During a recent visit as part of a media tour before the NATJA conference, I was able to explore the areas of Rochester, Cayuga County, and Syracuse, and spent a fair bit of time exploring some of the historical sights of this interesting region.

In this one, I wanted to share a few of the must-see museums that focus on New York's great history!

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Becoming a Kid Again at the Strong Museum of Play in Rochester

When we travel, we often hit many museums in order to learn more about the history of the region, notable figures or events, and more.

But every so often we'll come across a museum that is so unique that we are absolutely blown away by it all and are left wondering why it took us so long to visit in the first place. 

The Strong Museum of Play in Rochester, New York, is one of those museums, and if you find yourself in upstate New York you really need to make a detour to check this one out. 

It will truly make you feel like a kid again!

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