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This section of the New York Visitors Network focuses on The Finger Lakes Region of west/central New York State which encompasses 14 counties with 11 lakes, ranging in size from 11 to 40 miles with more than 650 miles of shoreline. The Finger Lakes Region is located between the triangle cities of Rochester, Syracuse and the Corning/Elmira area, the region is bordered by the Pennsylvania border to the south and Lake Ontario to the north. The larger lakes are Canandaigua, Cayuga, Owasco, Keuka, Seneca and Skaneateles. The smaller lakes include Canadice, Conesus, Hemlock, Honeoye and Otisco. These names reflect the region's rich Native American heritage. The Finger Lakes Region is conveniently located midway between New York City and Niagara Falls.
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New York Finger Lakes
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Drive west from Geneva on US 20 and you will reach Canandaigua and Lake Canandaigua in Ontario County. Canandaigua is the home of Constellation Brands, founded as Canandaigua Wine Company; Finger Lakes Community College; the Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center; and Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion State Historic Park. It is also home to one of the largest Wegman's food markets and the New York Wine and Culinary Center. If you have time do not miss this gem of a town and jewel of a lake!
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The Finger Lakes are a group of eleven long, narrow, roughly north-south lakes in a region called the finger lakes region in Central New York in the United States. This region is defined as a bioregion. They are a popular tourist destination. The lakes' shapes reminded early map-makers of human fingers, and the name stuck. Cayuga (435 feet) and Seneca (618 feet) are among the deepest in the United States, with their bottoms well below sea level. The two longest are close to 40 miles long from end to end, and never more than 3.5 miles wide. Cayuga (38.1 miles) is the longest, and Seneca, 66.9 square miles, the largest in total area. Oneida Lake is generally not considered one of the Finger Lakes, but it is sometimes called the "thumb", while Seneca is the middle finger.

The Finger Lakes region, together with the Genesee Country of Western New York, has been referred to as the "burned-over district", where, in the 19th century, the Second Great Awakening was a revival of Christianity, and some new religions were also formed. The region was active in reform and utopian movements. Many Underground Railroad sites have been documented. The Harriet Tubman Home at Auburn recalls the life and work of the African-American "Moses of her people." On the northern end of the Finger Lakes are also Seneca Falls, the birthplace of the Women's suffrage movement; Waterloo, the birthplace of Memorial Day; and Palmyra, the birthplace of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). An annual outdoor drama, The Hill Cumorah Pageant, produced by the LDS Church, draws thousands of visitors each year.

Hammondsport was the home of aviation pioneer Glenn Curtiss, and the favorable air currents make the area a popular spot for glider pilots. Elmira, just to the south, was the home of Mark Twain in his later life, and the site of an infamous Civil War prison. Corning is most noted as the home of Corning Glass Works and the Corning Museum of Glass. Hornell, just southwest of the Finger Lakes was a major railroad center. Locomotives were repaired there until recently. Conesus, New York remains the home of the oldest producer of pure grape sacramental wine in the Western hemisphere.

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