Secluded on a side street in downtown Canandaigua-past looming gates is Sonnenberg Gardens...actually a regal summer estate for the rich. There, you'll get to see the extravagant custom designed and richly built gardens-complete with temples to the gods-that the wealthy used to impress their many opulent visitors. We were lucky enough to get a complete guided tour. (Highly Recommended) The docent was most informative with little tidbits behind every sight as well as a song. Bring sneakers for the grounds are expansive. But, at the end-treat yourself to a glass of wine in the wine cellar near the entrance gate -after a day in the sun -it's a delightful place to give your legs a rest.
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