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Finger Lakes,

group of 11 narrow glacial lakes in north to south valleys, W central N.Y. CayugaCayuga Lake
, 38 mi (61 km) long and 1 to 3.5 mi (1.6–5.6 km) wide, W central N.Y.; longest of the Finger Lakes. It is connected by the Seneca-Cayuga Canal to the New York State Canal System. Cornell and Wells College overlook Cayuga's clifflike banks.
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 and Seneca lakes, both more than 35 mi (56 km) long, are the largest and deepest. Keuka LakeKeuka Lake
, 18 mi (29 km) long and .5 to 2 mi (.8–3 km) wide, W central N.Y., one of the Finger Lakes; drains NE into Seneca Lake. Penn Yan at its northern end and Hammondsport at its southern end are trade centers for the surrounding resort, grape-growing, and wine-making region.
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 is the center of the area's wine industry, the largest in New York. Fertile soil and hillsides receiving abundant sunshine make this an important viticulture and truck-farming region; fruits and buckwheat are important crops. The Finger Lakes provide water for Rochester and other cities. The region has noted resorts like Watkins GlenWatkins Glen
, resort village (1990 pop. 2,207), seat of Schuyler co., W central N.Y., in the Finger Lakes region, at the southern end of Seneca Lake; inc. 1842. It is in a grape and wine area, and there are salt mines nearby.
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, boating centers, and numerous state and other parks, and Cayuga and Seneca lakes are connected to the New York State Canal SystemNew York State Canal System,
waterway system, 524 mi (843 km) long, traversing New York state and connecting the Great Lakes with the Finger Lakes, the Hudson River, and Lake Champlain.
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Finger Lakes

the region in New York state where many eastern wines are made. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 2990]
See: Wine
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