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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!



Birthplace of Memorial Day - Fun Fact
The tradition of Memorial Day was started in Waterloo, NY, on May 5, 1866, when they held their first observance of Memorial Day, an idea of Henry C Welles. It was a day dedicated to honoring the Civil War dead. In 1873, New York became the first state to proclaim Memorial Day, Decoration Day, as a public holiday. In 1966, the Federal Government formally recoginized Waterloo, NY as the Birthplace of Memorial Day.

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