Finger Lakes Area Info

When people think of New York, they tend to think of skyscrapers, traffic, and fast-paced living. What people don’t know is that there’s a secret destination made for both relaxation and outdoor adventures. And, that’s the Finger Lakes area of New York state. 11 great lakes, world-class wineries, wine trails, state parks, championship golf courses, and much more await in the Finger Lakes region.

If you’re looking to escape city life for a week, head to the Finger Lakes region of New York where you can slow down and take it easy. Plus, to make it easier, we’ve created a comprehensive tool to help you plan. Our free Vacation Guide lists out all our favorite outdoor recreation, museums, restaurants, and other attractions.

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Finger Lakes FAQ

How many Finger Lakes are there?

On the map, they may look long and thin like fingers, but there are a total of 11 Finger Lakes! They are Conesus Lake, Hemlock Lake, Canadice Lake, Honeoye Lake, Canandaigua Lake, Keuka Lake, Seneca Lake, Cayuga Lake, Owasco Lake, Skaneateles Lake, and Otisco Lake.

What are the names of the 5 main Finger Lakes?

All the Finger Lakes are gorgeous and have amazing activities and attractions, but five of the most popular lakes are Cayuga Lake, Seneca Lake, Keuka Lake, Canandaigua Lake, and Honeoye Lake. We offer more than 260 stunning family-sized vacation rentals on all five of those lakes, plus Conesus Lake!

Book a stay with Finger Lakes Premier Properties to get the most out of your FLX getaway.

Finger Lakes Towns

Traveling to the Finger Lakes is almost like getting a variety of vacations bundled up into one! You can explore a diverse selection of towns and villages surrounding each of the lakes. Some of the best Finger Lakes towns include Ithaca, Watkins Glen, Geneva, Seneca Falls, and Penn Yan. They each have personality with vibrant attractions, sights, and activities.

Things to do in the Finger Lakes

You’ll never be short on things to do in the Finger Lakes region of NY. Our area is an outdoorsman’s paradise offering an almost endless selection of outdoor recreation, like hiking to beautiful gorges and waterfalls in a national historic park, or experience an array of lake activities like fishing, swimming, and boating.

Wine lovers flock from all over the United States to get a taste of the world-class Finger Lakes Wine Country attractions. Here, you can explore several wine trails with more than 130 wineries and vineyards, and even a cheese trail, too! Check out our blog for more fun things to do in the FLX area!

Ready to start planning the most memorable lake-cation of your life? Book a lakefront Finger Lakes vacation rental now!