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Plan a Guided Bus Tour featuring Underground Railroad, Erie Canal, Women’s Rights and History, Shopping, Wine Tasting and much more ...experience the 200th anniversary of the Erie Canal and the 100th anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote!

Finger Lakes Region of New York State

New York's Finger Lakes Region has beautiful scenery with crystal blue lakes surrounded by rolling patchwork hills, gorges and waterfalls galore. The natural features are sure to enchant. State parks, golf courses, hiking/biking trails, fruit picking, vegetable stands, dinner boat cruises, and waterways are around every corner for the outdoor recreation enthusiast. Historical sites, museums, shopping, wineries and restaurants abound in the unspoiled beauty of the lake country's quiet villages.

Some highlights include the gorge at Watkins State Park with 19 waterfalls, Taughannock Falls, hundreds of miles of shoreline, eleven major glacier-carved lakes, rolling vineyards, peaceful canals, and charming villages, world-famous museums, renowned performing arts centers, and fine restaurants.

One very popular destinations in the Finger Lakes region is the Corning Glass Center & Corning Museum of Glass. This world-class museum features glass objects through the ages. Other nearby attractions include the Rockwell Museum of Western Art, historic Market Street, Elmira Mark Twain sites, historic Woodlawn Cemetery, Arnot Art Museum and the hand-carved wooden carousel at Eldridge Park.

The Syracuse Museum of Science and Technology, the Genesee Country Village Museum, the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography in Rochester, Rochester's Margaret Woodbury Strong Museum are also great destinations to consider!

Leaf Peeping ... Autumn Colors ... Fall foliage of New York State
The natural beauty of the trees in their Autumn foliage is captivating. Leaf Peeping / Leafing, the act of photographing and or viewing the Autumn foliage of the trees, a fitting term.

With a great variety of broad-leaved trees, New York fills up with a wonderful range of colors each year. New York almost has as many acres of trees as the rest of the Northeast combined. The change of color from bright green to the many different hues of fall happens in a predictable pattern across the whole state. The change happens high in the Adirondack and Catskill mountains in late August and early September. It then spreads out and down over the hills and valleys of the state. Its ending spot is on Long Island and in New York City in late October and early November. In any given area, it only takes about two weeks for the change to happen, with the spectacular peak lasting three to four days in any given spot.

Seasonal conditions result in chemical changes in the leaves, yielding bright shades of fall colors. The yellows, reds and purples paint an everlasting impression. ...>>

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