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 Post subject: Finger Lakes
PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:47 pm 
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I had never heard of them until one day this spring on this site. Have been investigating them as a potential short trip for us this fall. It looks like it might be a great place to see fall colors.

Can anyone advise me as to which towns or lakes would be most interesting in terms of sight seeing and /or activities that we might enjoy for a few days.

Have researched on line and Ithaca looks neat especially with Cornell College there and boat tours on the lake. Have sent for the free tourism magizine but often the real advice comes from those who know the area. Where would we enjoy it best? What restaurants? What Motels in mid priced range would you suggest?

Lot of questions--- can anyone help us with our plan?? Thanks

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 Post subject: Re: Finger Lakes
PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:05 pm 
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I imagine Az will get a lot of the good stuff, but I always liked the northern routes along Rte 20. Lots of great old towns like Geneva right on the lakes. And, apples, apples, apples in the fall.

Pretty much a "anywhere you go is great" kind of area.

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 Post subject: Re: Finger Lakes
PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 5:15 pm 
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Ithaca would be a good base of operations. I know the regions of Seneca and Keuka Lake. Watkins Glen, Hammondsport and Geneva are very cool. These along with Canandaigua Lake are the western most lakes. Fall is a very cool time of year. You can smell the grape pies as you drive. Many wineries to see too. Try not to miss Dr. Konstantine Franks winery outside of Branchport on the west side of Keuka. He pioneered the vinafera grape growing in the region. You can't go wrong with that one and there are numerous other wineries at all the lakes. If reds are your preferance, Frank is the best but there are numerous wineries that grow great whites particularly rieslings. Red Newt is another good one on Seneca Lake and they have a great restaurant too. You can get lots of info doing a google search for uncork new york. Have fun. I am jealous.


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