Nature & Outdoor Activities

Visitors flock to the Finger Lakes region year-round to enjoy its abundant open space and natural resources.

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Nature & Outdoor Activities

Visitors flock to the Finger Lakes region year-round to enjoy its abundant open space and natural resources.

About Seneca County

According to Native American legend, this land was blessed many moons ago by the Great Spirit. In doing so, it placed an outstretched hand over the region leaving five, finger-shaped impressions. Thus, the Finger Lakes were born. While this account leaves more to the imagination, one thing is for certain – the Finger Lakes Region of New York State is truly blessed. Our lakes were actually formed centuries ago in the glacial age. The glaciers gouged their way down from Canada, scraping out streams and shaping the contour of the land. The minor depressions left behind would later become the basis for lakes. In all, there are eleven lakes that are known as the modern Finger Lakes. The largest of the lakes measures 41 miles in length, while the smallest is just 3 miles long. The people that make up the Finger Lakes also have a fascinating tale of existence. From early Native American tribes (the namesake for many lakes and towns) to celebrated faces and events in U.S. history; our illustrious past is enough to captivate even the most spirited minds.

Hotels

Finger Lakes accommodations offer an inviting, relaxing finish to any visitor experience in the...

Finger Lakes accommodations offer an inviting, relaxing finish to any visitor experience in the...

Living Here

Interested in making the Finger Lakes Gateway your new home? We've got you covered...

Interested in making the Finger Lakes Gateway your new home? We've got you covered...

Wine & Food

Deciding where to eat in the Finger Lakes can often become a difficult decision because there are...

Deciding where to eat in the Finger Lakes can often become a difficult decision because there are...

Doing Business Here

The Finger Lakes Gateway is within a days drive of 94 million people, two-thirds of the Northeast...

The Finger Lakes Gateway is within a days drive of 94 million people, two-thirds of the Northeast...