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Finger Lakes
Finger Lakes
Finger Lakes

Finger Lakes

Finger Lakes, United States

Description

If you're a wine lover, this part of New York State is a must-visit. Indeed, the Finger Lakes region is known worldwide for its Rieslings, Gewurztraminers, and other white grape varieties. You will be amazed by the pure nature, the shimmering waters and the waterfalls that punctuate the landscape of this region. Who knows, you may even spot a bald eagle in the sky, the iconic bird of the United States!


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What to do in the Finger Lakes region


Finger-shaped lakes 

The Finger Lakes region owes its name to a series of lakes with a very elongated shape reminding the fingers of the hand. These very deep lakes date back to Ice Age. You will certainly have a great time on the Skaneateles Lake cruise. In addition to admiring breathtaking landscapes, you will learn about the history of the region. Seneca Lake, the largest of all the lakes that make up the Finger Lakes, is also a must-discover. In fact, they are all worth a visit!


Vineyards and tastings

The superb Finger Lakes region benefits from a microclimate very favorable to vine cultivation. Indeed, it produces excellent white wines, many of which have won international awards. You absolutely must make a stop at Cayuga Ridge and Thirsty Owl estates, where you will have the chance to taste great wines in enchanting sites. There are also tours where you can learn a lot about the region's wine history and how to make wine.


The Corning Glass Museum

While in Corning, you should definitely make a stop at its very impressive Glass Museum. This exceptional museum dedicates to the history of glass and the different manufacturing techniques. You will be able to contemplate the most imposing collection in the world! Indeed, the museum presents more than 45,000 pieces, some of which date back 3,500 years. It is even possible to participate in craft workshops. The Corning Glass Museum is an activity that you cannot miss.


Outdoor activities

The Finger Lakes region is the perfect place for nature getaways. First, take a trip to stunning Taughannock Fall. Then, go to Robert H. Treman State Park, a park with 12 impressive falls and many hiking trails offering exceptional views. There is no doubt you will love all that the Finger Lakes have to offer.


Temperatures

Maximum (°C)

Minimum (°C)

Precipitation (mm)

Jan.

2

-5

87

Feb.

2

-6

102

Mar.

6

-1

99

Apr.

13

6

137

May

20

11

103

Jun.

24

15

142

Jul.

28

18

107

Aug.

27

20

103

Sep.

23

16

100

Oct.

15

10

100

Nov.

10

4

81

Dec.

4

-1

114


Currency

The country's official currency is the U.S. dollar. It can be obtained at any ATM. Remember to notify your banking institution of the dates of your stay if you plan to use your cards in the United States. 

Convertor

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Official language

English is the official language in the United States, but Spanish is also widely spoken in the south of the country.

Voltage

Electrical outlets used in the United States are the same as in Canada.

Electrical outlet
Electrical outlet

Passport and entry & exit requirements

It is strongly recommended that your Canadian passport be valid for at least 6 months after the date of your return from travel. For more information, visit the Government of Canada's website.

Pour connaître les conditions de voyage telles que la vaccination, la quarantaine, les tests PCR, nous recommandons de consulter l’outil Sherpa.



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