The Five Best Towns To Stay While You Enjoy New York’s Finger Lakes Region

The hiking, swimming, fishing, camping, and overall stunning views in and around New York’s Finger Lakes make it an incredibly popular destination for tourists and a favorite region to explore among New Yorkers. But with 11 different lakes in the area and dozens of cities and towns scattered throughout the region, it can be overwhelming to decide how exactly to make the most of your trip to one of the most breathtaking areas in the northeast. We broke down some of our favorite towns to post up before you hit the trails and campsites.

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Don’t forget to check out some of the parks in the region like Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, Finger Lakes National Forest, Connecticut Hill Wildlife Management Area and many more. When it comes to bigger cities on the region, Syracuse and Rochester have tons of restaurant options and aren’t too far from the sights and scenes of the Finger Lakes. Don’t forget your hiking shoes!

Address: Skaneateles, NY 13152, USA
Address: Corning, NY 14830, USA
Address: Canandaigua, NY 14424, USA
Address: Watkins Glen, NY, USA
Address: Penn Yan, NY 14527, USA