New York June 28, 2017
Here’s The Perfect Weekend Itinerary If You Love Exploring New York’s Best Antique Stores
Just when you thought we had come up with a mapped out weekend road trip for just about every kind of adventure in New York, we pull one more magic rabbit out of our hat! Starting out in the Finger Lakes, this adventure will have you traveling around several our Western regions with the trip concluding down in our Southern Tier. A great weekend itinerary to follow if you’re interested in taking a trip that will have you walking away with your arms and car full of hidden gems, this road trip is full of antique shops and unique places that are worth checking out.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
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1. Starting off your trip just south of Canandaigua Lake in the town of Naples, this Finger Lakes destination is home to Naples Creek Antiques!
Right in town on Main Street, Naples Creek Antiques is a delightful way to kick off this weekend getaway. Some antique locations can be a bit overwhelming, so starting off your trip with a smaller spot like this one is a great way to ease into a few days of incredible treasure hunting. But don't let the size of this location fool you into thinking it doesn't have a wide variety of items! From vintage cameras and items from past wars to funky instruments and unique decor, there's something for everyone to walk away with here!
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2. Next up, you'll continue driving north for just over a half-hour until you reach Ontario Mall Antiques in the town of Farmington.
Taking you from one quaint location to another that's the total opposite, the Ontario Mall Antiques shop is every true treasure hunter's paradise. The shop covers over 30,000 square feet and features over a million different items for you to sift through, literally. Utilizing every inch of their space, this antique shop is filled with rows of glasses cases that display a wide variety of antique items that you'll want to fill your car up with.
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3. Next up enjoy a quick 20-minute drive up to Rochester to pay a visit to Record Archive.
One of the most unique stores that you’ll discover in the city of Rochester and in all of New York State, Record Archive has more to offer than just a huge variety of musical throwbacks. When you aren’t too busy falling in love with all of the vintage bicycles that are for sale here, you’ll also be able to find other interesting knick knacks from the past that are perfect to decorate your home with.
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4. With a handful of locations in Rochester that are great for shopping for antiques, next you'll take a 3-minute car ride or 15-minute walk on over to Useless Objects antique shop.
Another stop you’ll want to make before heading out of Rochester is to stop at Useless Objects antique shop. Only open Thursday through Sunday, this is just one of the many reasons why this getaway is perfect to take on the weekend. A great location to visit if you’re looking to stock up on vintage furniture to decorate your home with, the shop even features locally made art and furniture that you’ll also love to check out.
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5. With all of the exploring and shopping that you’ve accomplished so far on this trip, you’ll want to set up shop and find someplace where you can lay your head for the evening.
This is where the Edward Harris House Inn comes into play! Keeping up with the nostalgic theme for the weekend, the historic Edward Harris House has been around since 1896 and is one of the most elegant Bed & Breakfasts that you’ll ever step foot inside. Giving you inspiration for things to look for while you're shopping, you'll wish you could stay longer at this Bed & Breakfast!
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6. After spending the night in Rochester, you’ll continue on with this nostalgic journey with an hour-long drive to the Marilla Country Store.
A general store that’s been in business for over 160 years, the shop will take you back in time with their delicious chocolates and wonderful gifts to take home with you. Along with this spot comes a museum that’s full on antique items and pieces of the store’s history. You'll want to give yourself plenty of time to explore every nook and cranny of this spot!
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7. Next up, you’ll enjoy another hour-long drive down to the town of Ellicottville.
With all of the traveling you’ll accomplish on the second leg of this trip, you may want to find another place to stay. Check in at The Jefferson Inn and you’ll have the pleasure of staying in an 1800s Victorian Inn that’s an antique itself. Set within a remote area of New York, surrounding this wonderful inn is nothing but small town charm and beautiful scenery.
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8. Next up, you’ll enjoy another hour-long drive down to the town of Ellicottville to check out an unforgettable antique spot.
A local favorite and one of the best general stores that you’ll find in New York, the Ellicottville Country Store is overflowing with nostalgic charm. Make your way up to the second floor of the shop and you’ll find an antique shop that’s waiting to be discovered!
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9. After getting a good night’s rest in Ellicottville you’ll make the nearly 2-hour long drive out to the city of Corning.
While most people come to this location to visit the well-known Glass Museum, you’ll be glad to hear that there’s plenty of other local attractions that are worth checking out. Jam-packed with antique items that have come from multiple dealers, there’s always something new to be discovered at Twin Tiers.
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10. What better way to end a road trip than to make your last stop one that involves you eating amazing homemade ice cream?
A destination you won’t necessarily need your car for, Dippity Do Dahs in Corning is just a 5-minute walk from Twin Tiers Antiques Plaza! Serving visitors homemade ice cream and offering delicious flavors, you’ll be able to sit and reminisce over all the things you were able to find while treasure hunting this weekend while you enjoy some ice cream!
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