Saturday, August 2, 2014

Alpha-Buffalo: F is for the Finger Lakes Region
New York State's Finger Lakes region features nearly a dozen lakes and some of the state's finest wineries, but there's more to the area than water and bountiful grape harvests. From fairs and festivals to a world-class auto racing facility, parks and recreation to museums and historical sites, the Finger Lakes offer learning experiences and fun for couples, families, girlfriend getaways, or just taking a day or two to get away from it all.

Agriculture - from vineyards and wineries to the Ithaca Farmer's Market, find some of the freshest products the region has to offer.

The arts - visit the Rochester Folk Art Guild, listen to area musicians, or check out the Sterling Renaissance Festival.

Historical sites - whether you're interested in aviation (Wings of Eagles Discovery Center), the history of the Undergrounds Railroad, or the Women's Rights National Historical Park, it can be found in the Finger Lakes.

Nature - visit Watkins Glen State Park, the Finger Lakes National Forest, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, or one of the New York State Forests and Wildlife Management areas.

Outdoor fun - whether you enjoy a slow-paced round of golf or the speed of auto racing at Watkins Glen International, you'll find something for the whole family in the Finger Lakes.

Shopping - malls, antique shops, and winery gift shops can all be found here.

Libations - not only wineries, but also breweries and distilleries.

Get more information about the Finger Lakes at or and start planning your getaway today.

For a few more pieces from 2011 on the Finger Lakes, check out this collection from

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