Finger Lakes Region Makes International Yahoo! List

Posted May 3, 2013

Yahoo! Travel spotlights Finger Lakes
By Jessica Alaimo, The Star-Gazette, 5/2/13

Upstate New York’s Finger Lakes are sparkling in the sunlight this morning — they made Yahoo! Travel’s online list of 10 lakeside vacation spots that “have it all.”

The Finger Lakes join global luminaries such as Italy’s Lake Como, Switzerland’s Lake Geneva, Canada’s Lake Louise and Ireland’s Killarney lakes. New York’s Lake George, at the edge of the Adirondack Mountains in Warren County, also made the list.

The Yahoo! Travel entry on the 11 Finger Lakes promotes the wineries, the Corning Glass Museum, Watkins Glen State Park and the village of Skaneateles, described as “so pretty that Norman Rockwell might have created it.”

“We are proud to have their natural beauty recognized on an international scale,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement announcing the designation. New York was the only state to have two entries on the list.

State Sen. Tom O’Mara, R-Big Flats, also offered his praise for the region and the latest accolade.

“The Finger Lakes region has long been proud of our reputation as one of the world’s leading tourist destinations,” O’Mara said in a prepared statement. “This latest reaffirmation by Yahoo! of the quality of the Finger Lakes region’s natural beauty, hospitality, family friendliness, food and wine, and parks and trails is outstanding news. It shows that our traditions of excellence carry on and contribute to a way of life that’s on par with so many of the world’s great places.”

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