Why is Finger Lakes the most visited place in New York?
The Finger Lakes got its names by the ancient mapmakers when they were trying to draw this location in the Central New York area; it reminded them of fingers since the region features eleven long and narrow shaped lakes. Finger Lakes feature a couple of the shallowest lakes in the entire United States, one of them is Seneca Lake 618 feet and the other one is called Cayuga Lake 435 feet. Lake Cayuga is the longest lakes out of all the eleven lakes in the Finger Lakes; the length exceeds over 173 km, the largest area in total. None of the lakes in Finger Lakes exceeds the length of 5.6 km in total. Finger Lakes is home to Otisco Lake, Skaneateles Lake, Owasco Lake, Cayuga Lake, Seneca Lake, Keuka Lake, Canandaigua Lake, Honeoye Lake, Canadice Lake, and Hemlock Lake Conesus Lake.
The region is a popular destination for the thousands of tourists throughout the year, some of which also come from across the border. Well, the lakes are not the only reason the region is famous for, Finger Lakes also feature the notable institutes such as Cornell University, Ithaca College, and the University of Rochester. Also, there are dozens of the other spots that will just get you high on scenic beauty, and some of them are given below:
Watkins Glen State Park:
If you have not heard about the famous Watkins Glen State Park, then you’re probably living under the rock. The park is one of the top three of the most scenic parks in the entire United States. Originally it was a private resort but later it was brought by the New York State and the opened it for public early in the twentieth century. Numerous activities can be done inside the park while gazing over the enchanting views of the cliffs, waterfalls, beautiful trails, rock formations, streams, wildlife, and just all-green.
Jacob’s Ladder is located at the upper side of the entrance. It is an endless path of more than eight hundred stone steps that later join with the trail, some even refer to Jacob Ladder as the ‘Stairway to Heaven’ they are not wrong though since the stairs will lead you to a location where you hypnotize by the beauty.
Corning Glass Museum:
Corning Glass Museum, located in Corning, region of Finger Lakes upstate New York. The museum is dedicated to all things about glass; there is a broad range of 45,000 glass artifacts that are a showcase to the public, some of which dates back to 3,500 years. Regardless of any age factor, the museum still attracts thousands of the visitors each year with its iconic glass theme.