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About The Finger Lakes Area

About the Finger Lakes Area

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The Finger Lakes area is a popular tourist destination. The lakes are long and narrow (resembling fingers), and are oriented roughly on a north-south axis. The two longest, Cayuga Lake and Seneca Lake, are among the deepest in America. Both are close to 40 miles (64 km) from end to end, and never more than 3.5 miles (5.6 km) wide. Cayuga is the longest (38.1 miles, 61 km) and Seneca the largest in total area. Seneca is the deepest (618 feet, 188 m), followed by Cayuga (435 feet, 133 m), with their bottoms well below sea level. These largest lakes resemble the others in shape, which collectively reminded early map-makers of human fingers. Oneida Lake is generally not considered one of the Finger Lakes, but it is sometimes called the “thumb”, while Seneca Lake is the middle finger.  Although not considered a “Finger Lake,” Honeoye and Conesus Lakes are part of the region and have some of the most economical waterfront properties for sale in the region.

Finger Lakes Area Map

Finger Lakes Area Map

The Finger Lakes Region, as the Heart of New York State and the subject of twelve books by Emerson Klees, is bounded by the I-390 Expressway in the West,The New York State Thruway in the North, the I-81 Expressway and Route 13 in the East, and I-86, the Southern Tier Expressway, in the South.

 From Wikipedia:

The Finger Lakes Wine Region
The Finger Lake area is New York’s largest wine producing region. Over 100 wineries and vineyards are located around Seneca, Cayuga, Canandaigua, Keuka, Conesus and Hemlock lakes. Because of the lakes’ great depth, they provide a lake effect to the lush vineyards that flank their shores. Retaining residual summer warmth in the winter, and winter’s cold in the spring, the grapes are protected from disastrous spring frost during shoot growth, and early frost before the harvest. The main grape varieties grown are Chardonnay, Riesling from Alsace region in France, Gewürztraminer, Pinot noir (idem), Cabernet Franc, Vidal blanc, Seyval blanc and many Vitis labrusca (American native) varieties or cultivars. With the passage of the Farm Winery Act in 1976, numerous wineries are now open to visitors. Wineries are a growth industry of the region, contributing through their production and by attracting visitors.

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Cayuga

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Canandaigua

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Conesus Lake

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Honeoye Lake

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Keuka Lae

 

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Lake Ontario

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Seneca Lake

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Sodus Pt.

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Irondequoit Bay

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The Ponds

 

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