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As you start to head into the western part of New York you're going to keep noticing lakes peaking out into view more and more. The Finger Lakes Region is a bucolic patchwork quilt of thriving farms, vineyards, and 11 cool lakes all gently rolled into soft hills. It's truly amazing the adventure, experiences and local class around every bend in the road.
  • NYS Region: Finger Lakes 

  • Distance: NYC: 3.5hrs - Hartford: 4.5hrs - Philly: 3.5hrs - Boston: 5hrs

  • Famous for: Wine Trails, American History, State Parks

  • Not to miss: The regions Reislings, boating and museums

  • Perfect for: Couples, Families, Wine Lovers

  • Link Fingerlakes.org

  • Publish Date: May 09, 2017

#NaturalWonder #WineRegion #Relaxing #Entertainment

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Why It's Famous #SherpaWisdom

As you start to head into the western part of New York you're going to keep noticing lakes peaking out into view more and more. The Finger Lakes Region is a bucolic patchwork quilt of thriving farms, vineyards, and 11 cool lakes all gently rolled into soft hills. It's truly amazing the adventure, experiences and local class around every bend in the road.

• View breathtaking gorges and waterfalls at an abundance of state parks such as Letchworth, Watkins Glen and more.

• Home to over 200 wineries, the FL’s is the 3rd largest wine producing region in the nation.

• Visit the historic Watkins Glen Race Track, where Formula-1, Formula 500, the CART Indy Series, and NASCAR races have graced the pavement over its 69-year existence.

• Peruse world-class museums such as the Strong Museum of Play, Corning Museum of Glass and the George Eastman House.

• Home to major American historical events with figures such as Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony.  

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A days drive a or a weeklong vacation, either way you'll want to come back. It's a large region and quite diverse. With state parks like Letchworth and Watkins Glen, you can view breathtaking views of waterfalls and gorges.

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The Finger Lakes is the third largest wine producing region in the nation, world-renowned for their Rieslings, and home to over 200 wineries and famous festivals.

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You can enjoy "The Broadway in the Finger Lakes" at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, which is a part of the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, the largest producing professional musical theatre organization in New York State outside of NYC.

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The Finger Lakes are home to famous cities like Syracuse, a historic crossroad between the Erie Canal and the railway network of New York, and Rochester, one of America's first boomtowns located in Lake Ontario.

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Major American History played out all across this region with figures such as Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass.

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Go fishing in one of the 11 lakes for bass, trout, salmon and more. Pull up you waders, or rent a boat, and experience one of the state's prime fishing locations. Take a dinner cruise on Skaneateles Lake.

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Stay at the renowned Ramada Geneva and wake up every morning looking straight down Seneca lake.

 The NY Sherpa Recommends: 

State Parks: Watkins Glen State Park
1009 N. Franklin Street,
Watkins Glens, NY
607-535-4511
NYSParks.com/Parks/142

Wine: Cayuga Lake Wine Trail
607-869-4281
CayugaWineTrail.com

Family Fun: Mid-Lakes Navigation Scenic Cruises
10 W. Genesee Street,
Skaneateles, NY
315-685-8500
MidLakesNav.com

Lodging: Geneva Ramada
41 Lake Front Drive,
Geneva, NY
315-789-0400
GenevaRamada.com

Adventure: Mid-Lakes Navigation Erie Canal Rental Boats
7490 Hillside Road,
Baldwinsville, NY
315-685-8500
MidLakesNav.com

State Parks: Letchworth State Park
1 Letchworth State Park,
Castile, NY
585-493-3600
NYSParks.com/Parks/79

Family Fun: Watkins Glen International
2790 County Route 16,
Watkins Glen, NY
607-535-2486
TheGlen.com

Entertainment: Merry-Go-Round Playhouse
Main stage at The Preston H. Thomas Theatre
6877 East Lake Road,
Auburn, NY
315-255-1785
FingerLakesMTF.com

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