An interactive map of the Finger Lakes featured on the Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance's official website shows the 11 lakes comprising the region, which are encompassed by the five major divisions depicted on the map. The map also presents the various cities and towns within the Finger Lakes region.Continue Reading
The Finger Lakes region, located in the west-central portion of New York, derived its name from the 11 long, narrow lakes in the area. These lakes are Seneca, Owasco, Otisco, Cayuga, Skaneateles, Keuka, Canandaigua, Conesus, Hemlock, Canadice and Honeoye. The interactive map at Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance shows Cayuga and Seneca to be the two longest lakes in the region.
The map is partitioned into five divisions: northwest, northeast, central, southwest and southeast sections. Clicking on a section redirects the user to a satellite view of the area. The northwest division is known for its bustling cities, quaint towns and rich history. This section includes Rochester, Geneva, Geneseo and Newark. Four of the Finger Lakes are also entirely confined within the northwestern section of the Finger Lakes region.
The northeast section contains three of the Finger Lakes, including portions of Cayuga Lake. It is popular for its shopping, regional theater and upper-class urban areas, including Syracuse and Auburn. The Finger Lakes region's central section, which is renowned for its wineries, parts of the Cayuga, Seneca and Keuka lakes.
The southwestern section boasts of its aviation history, outdoor recreational activities and culture through its impressive museums. This division includes the New York cities of Elmira, Corning and Hornell. The southeastern portion of the Finger Lakes region is a popular destination for bikers and trekkers and those looking for an excellent fishing experience. This section includes the upscale cities and towns of Ithaca, Cortland and Owego.Learn more about The Northeast