About The Finger Lakes Region
Central New York is a beautiful area of the Empire State that many have yet to discover. Famous for its water features, the lakes, the region is also home to numerous award-winning vineyards and is neighbor to the famous Watkins Glen International Speedway. There really is so much to do, see and explore in the Finger Lakes you'll keep coming back for more!
There are many lakes in the area and each is unique and beautiful in its offerings and rentals. We have properties near many of the larger lakes as well as some of the smaller guys in between! Use the guide below to find the perfect place to call home for your next trip to the region. Our interactive map will show you the exact location of all vacation rentals and all major towns, as well as a list of 'Our Favorites' including places to eat, wineries to visit and other fun things to do.
In addition to inviting craft breweries and local distilleries, the Finger Lakes wine country award-winning vineyards attract travelers during all four seasons. Visitors during harvest can enjoy wine paired with colorful fall foliage from their Finger Lakes cabin rentals. Spring and summer offer ideal temperatures to taste the varietals of the region. Holiday wine trail events feature the region’s unique ice wine perfectly matched with snowshoeing and skiing!
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The Finger Lakes Region is made of 11 large roughly narrow north-south lakes that are amongst the deepest in the country. These old, natural and non-manmade bodies of water extend well past the '11' lakes. There are numerous smaller lakes too, many, a by-product of lake tributaries and streams flowing from the Great Lakes.
The largest of the Finger Lakes, Seneca Lake is home to numerous wineries and vineyards as well as some of the best trout fishing in the East! Surrounded by fantastic outdoor opportunities for hiking and biking Seneca is an outdoor person's haven.
Bookended by the Geneva to the North and Watkins Glen to the South there are many gorgeous places to stay, great places to eat and fun things to do like taking a sightseeing or dinner cruise. Start planning your trip to Seneca Lake!
The longest of the Finger Lakes, Cayuga is approximately 40 miles long and is home to the Montezuma Wildlife Refuge. Quaint towns dot the shoreline with the most notable Ithaca at the southernmost point, home to Cornell University.
Keuka Lake is very unique compared to the others for its 'Y' shape. Nicknamed the Crooked Lake, there is a ton to do in this area including a visit to Keuka Lake State Park near Branchport. Stop by The Windmill Farm & Craft Market, The Olney Place, Oak Hill Bulk Foods and small Mennonite roadside stands for a complete experience. Discover area towns like Penn Yan and Hammondsport (voted American's Coolest Small Town), too!
A smaller lake compared to the rest, Lamoka offers amazing views and quiet spaces that will rival any of the larger lakes! Well stocked it's a great fishing locale also perfect for canoeing and kayaking. It is our personal favorite for a family vacation.
Another small lake nearby to Lamoka Lake, Waneta Lake boasts great small beaches while still being conveniently located to shopping, golf, wineries and more! Easy driving distance to things to do on Seneca Lake and Keuka Lake, too.