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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]
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The Finger Lakes region is home to more than 400 registered historic sites and landmarks, 135 museums, 80 art galleries, 14 professional theater companies, 100 wineries, 300 bed and breakfast facilities, and 650 miles of shoreline.
Along with the recipes are a history of the Finger Lakes region, a list of area businesses that use local ingredients, an instructional description of which apple varieties are best for specific recipes, and a discussion of developments in agriculture (such as hydroponics) at Cornell University.
The noted that sales at the store had been booming, with support from both residents and visitors to the popular Finger Lakes region, noted for its many wineries.
With its wondrous glacier-carved lakes, rolling hills and quaint villages, the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York has long attracted visitors in search of pristine beauty and pleasant diversions.
The Finger Lakes Region, encompassing eleven glacial lakes in northern New York State, has been a wine-producing area since the early 1800's, when a minister in the town of Hammondsport began to make his own sacramental wine.
Constellation Brands, a leading international producer and marketer of wine and alcoholic beverages, is raising a glass, along with Wegmans Food Markets, the Rochester Institute of Technology, and the New York Wine and Grape Foundation, in a toast to the partners' plans to build a wine and culinary institute next year on the shores of Canandaigua Lake in the Finger Lakes region.
Geneva, New York, on Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes region of New York State has seen much history.
In The Goodman Image File and Study, 2002, Shaw locates the birth of this denomination in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, keeping it within striking distance of key northeastern legacies, from the Hudson River School to the New York School.
Growing up in the 1950s and '60s in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, a member of one of the few black families in this predominantly German/Italian farming community, culture came through the television set.
President Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is expected to seek a Senate seat from New York next year, will spend part of their summer vacation in the Finger Lakes region of the state, a spokeswoman said Monday.
When CNR drilled five wells in the Finger Lakes region of New York at a depth of 7,500 feet, Beardsley's predictions came true.

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