Finger Lakes, New York, USA

The 11 long, narrow, glacier-carved Finger Lakes are natural marvels ranging from 3 to 40 miles (5 to 65 km) in length, and surrounded by gorges brimming over with more than 1,000 waterfalls. Watkins Glen is a jewel, with its stunning gorge and a series of 19 waterfalls. Walking trails wind through it, including one that leads behind the roaring Central Cascade.

Tourism Finger Lakes, New York, USA
Tourism Finger Lakes, New York, USA

The Finger Lakes are a group of eleven long, narrow, roughly north–south lakes in an area called the Finger Lakes region in New York, in the United States. This region straddles the northern and transitional edge, known as the Finger Lakes Uplands and Gorges ecoregion, of the Northern Allegheny Plateau and the Ontario Lowlands ecoregion of the Great Lakes Lowlands.

The geological term finger lake refers to a long, narrow lake in an overdeepened glacial valley, while the proper name Finger Lakes goes back to the late 19th century. Cayuga and Seneca Lakes are among the deepest in the United States, measuring 435 feet (133 m) and 618 feet (188 m) respectively, with bottoms well below sea level. Though none of the lakes’ widths exceed 3.5 miles (5.6 km), Seneca Lake is 38.1 miles (61.3 km) long, and 66.9 square miles (173 km2), the largest in total area. Wikipedia

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