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We Invite You to Explore

Please consider this media kit your invitation to visit our uniquely scenic area with its gorgeous lakes and meandering rivers, rolling hills and lush valleys, quiet streams and awesome waterfalls, glacier-cut gorges and miles upon miles of farmlands and vineyards. The stories you will find here range from great culture to outdoor adventure, from must-see sites to award-winning wineries, from romantic views to recreational thrills, and from tales of charming villages to the beat of major cities.

In fact, the best part of visiting New York’s Finger Lakes is often the journey itself—a journey filled with unexpected discoveries. Whether you drive, boat, hike, or bike, around every corner lies something you have never experienced before, just waiting for you to discover and enjoy it. A grand adventure awaits!

Please contact our office at 315-536-7488 if you would like additional information about anything in these materials, if you would be interested in the possibility of a familiarization tour, or if you want to set up an interview with us. We also provide story ideas about the Finger Lakes, awards and recognition, and photographs of the region.

What Others Are Saying

"The point of staying…is the serenity of water, sky, and trees. But if activity is a necessity, sports abound: cross-country skiing in winter, lake swimming and sailing in summer…" -Jane Perlez, The New York Times

"Sports enthusiasts will find the Finger Lakes a delightful summer destination. The Finger Lakes region provides some of the best fishing in New York State, with lake trout, white fish, land-locked salmon, and bass being just a few of the local varieties." -Mark Orwall, U.S. Air Magazine

“The sleepy Finger Lakes wine region of Central New York features picturesque, pastoral settings and 11 pristine lakes, full of world-class freshwater trout, salmon, bass, walleye, pike, carp and catfish.” -Adam Popescu, Spring Fishing Guide

"The Indians had the right idea when the named this "The Chosen Place." Crystal-clear waters, magnificent scenery, beautifully restored mansions and meticulously tended gardens make this the chosen place for many a modern-day vacationer." Bon Appetit

"New York's breathtaking Finger Lakes district has inspired American notables from Mark Twain to Harriet Tubman." -Jonathan Kandell, Smithsonian

“The several thin lakes making up the 'hand' of this area are surrounded by rolling hills and valleys, quaint towns and roadside antique shops that all make for a thriving tourist trade.” -John C. Lauzon, USA Today

“Western New York's Finger Lakes offer some of the finest spring trout fishing in the state…The Finger Lakes offer extraordinary opportunities to catch rainbow, brown or lake trout, as well as landlocked Atlantic salmon.” -J. Michael Kelly, Game & Fish

“The Finger Lakes region in New York is a premier destination for romantic vacations.” -Stephen Daniels, Travel Everywhere!