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    14 Counties surround our 11 glacial lakes to make up the glorious vacation region that is New York’s Finger Lakes. Fill your days on the water or trails enjoying everything from swimming and boating, wine and cheese, art and history. Spend your evenings roasting marshmallows around the campfire, trying the fine, local fare in area restaurants, or enjoying a show or game at one of the Region's many cultural and sports venues. Then settle in for the night at your choice of quaint B&Bs, stately hotels or friendly, lakeside campgrounds. This summer, we invite you to discover everything the Finger Lakes has to offer.
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  • Cortland County
    Spring is a season of transition in Cortland County. The festival season gets underway with the annual Central New York Maple Festival. Our rivers and streams start to see some action with the opening of trout season. Brown, brook and rainbow trout can be found in local waters throughout the county.
  • Wayne County
    Spring is an exciting time in Wayne County! Apple blossoms decorate our country roads and the historical Erie Canal opens for the season. Follow the canal by boat, bike or trail and enjoy the wildlife, serenity and entertainment our canal side villages provide. Spring also kicks off our local and lake wide fishing derbies along with the opening of our many historical museums. Photo Credit: Matt Conheady.
  • Seneca County
    History and heritage comes alive in Seneca County. From the birthplace of Women’s rights in Seneca Falls, to the birthplace of Memorial Day in Waterloo, visitors can visit historic sites and attend special events such as Celebrate Commemorate Memorial Day, an annual festival held in honor of the area’s unique history.
  • Monroe County
    Discover Rochester, NY this spring & summer to find out why we are the "Flower City." Beautiful blooms and stunning gardens make our seasons colorful. Spring also kicks off our festival season with over 140 festivals and events (May-October) in Rochester and the Finger Lakes.

    Bring the whole family for outdoor adventures at amusement parks, boating on lakes, rivers and the Erie Canal, hiking in our more than 12,000 acres of parkland, agri-tourism, golf and much more. There are more than 100 family-friendly attractions to explore in the Greater Rochester area.
  • Ontario County
    Springtime in the Finger Lakes sees the various wineries open their doors for extended hours to thaw out from the winter. Ontario County is home to a collection of unique wineries in the area surrounding Canandaigua Lake, including five wineries and two wine centers on a 41-mile long trail – perfect to do in one day!
  • Livingston County
    Visitors to Livingston County can stop by the Mount Morris Dam, the largest dam of its kind east of the Mississippi River and take a free, ranger-guided tour inside the dam and also learn about the wildlife that dwell all around the grounds. The William B. Hoyt II Visitor Center features interactive exhibits on the dam’s history, the US Army Corps of Engineers, earthquakes and the weather, making it a fun educational experience for the whole family.
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  • Steuben County
    Spring has sprung in Corning & the Finger Lakes! It’s the perfect time to explore Corning’s historic Gaffer District and find exciting shopping and world-class museums, like The Corning Museum of Glass!
  • Schuyler County
    Anglers make their way to wade in the waters of Catharine Creek April 1 for opening day of the statewide Trout season. The U-Pick season also begins with cherries and strawberries. Race fans pour in for opening day at WGI. Thunder Road Tours gets the adrenaline going at high speeds around the WGI race track. The Seneca Lake W ine & Food Event kicks off the season by giving samples of the local flavor.
  • Yates County
    Springtime in Yates County celebrates rebirth, as the vineyards, orchards and forests come back to life. It’s a great time to canoe, kayak and explore waterfalls.
  • Onondaga County
    Outdoor activity flourishes as spring blooms throughout more than 50 recreational parks located within the Greater Syracuse area. Recognized as the Central Park of Central New York, Onondaga Lake Park located in the heart of Syracuse offers mile after mile of vehicle-free paved parkway. Bike and rollerblade rentals are available. Photo Credit: Wainwright Photography.
  • Tioga County
    For the fisherman looking for something different, the cold spring waters of the Susquehanna River and its meandering creeks in Tioga County gives the serious angler pause to consider that life has something more to offer than the dedicated pursuit of trout. Each year, the river produces trophy-sized fish, including smallmouth bass, northern and walleye pike and tiger muskies.
  • Chemung County
    Regarded as the “Soaring Capital of America,” Elmira’s Harris Hill offers some of New York’s most spectacular views, attracting visitors from around the globe to watch the gliders soar overhead. Glider rides are open to the public from mid-April through mid-October. Also at Harris Hill is the National Soaring Museum--home of the world’s largest sailplane collection--and Harris Hill Amusement Park.
  • Cayuga County
    Springtime in Cayuga County
is a beautiful time of year to visit with trees budding, flowers blooming and great winery events, such as “I Love Chocolate.” Outdoor enthusiasts will want to take part in the Lake Ontario Spring Sportfishing Derby, while art-lovers will enjoy the annual ‘Made in New York’ exhibit at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center.
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