Which ones are the real Finger Lakes?

March 5, 2010 at 4:01 am 2 comments

I did a little research  on line and found that there are 14 Finger Lakes!

I don’t want 14 fingers, I want 4 skinny fingers and a thumb. So I am going to make a call on which 5 lakes are in MY Finger Lakes. After all, summer is short.

Here are MY five Finger Lakes:

Canandaigua “Chosen Spot” or “Chosen Place”

Seneca “Place of the Stone” or “Stoney Place”

Cayuga “Boat Landing”

Owasco “Floating Bridge” or “Crossing Place”

Skaneateles “Long Lake”

This blog is about the 5 lakes I just listed — the best sights, places to eat, stay, and cool stuff to do. Your words are as good as mine — so share!

Here are all the other lakes — that did not make the cut. Though I DO like Hammondsport.

Keuka “Canoe Landing”

Otisco “Waters Dried Away”

Canadice “Long Lake”

Conesus “Always Beautiful”


Honeoye “Finger Lying”

Oneida “People of the Standing Stone”

Onondaga “People of the Hills”

How could anyone even think this is a Finger lake?
Ontario “Beautiful Lake.”

The best part is I have an excuse to do research!


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Great Finger Lakes Information Nadal Glass: Canandaigua

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Cathy Yorio  |  March 12, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    As much as I love the five lakes you put on your “A List”, I think you must extend it and add Keuka Lake. After all, you have four more fingers and and one more thumb. There are many people in the Rochester area who, like me, grew up spending summers on Keuka and return every summer. Maybe not a lot to blog about Hammondsport, but Corning is only twenty minutes away and there’s something going on every weekend during the year. And Corning Museum of Glass offers amazing experiences for the whole family. Then there’s the little town of Bath, home of the National Hotel….but that’s another story.

  • 2. fingerlakessummer  |  March 13, 2010 at 10:07 am

    You make a great point! And I was not bustin’ on Hammondsport. My husband and I thought the town quite charming.

    Let’s have the reader’s decide. I’ll post a poll fro a couple of months and the votes will determine if I extend my exploring to Keuka. Thanks for making an impassioned plea!


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