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Stony Brook State Park
10820 Route 36 South, Dansville
Stony Brook State Park's terrain comprises hilly woodlands, a deep gorge with rugged cliffs overlooking three waterfalls and fascinating rock formations.

Buttermilk Falls State Park
105 Enfield Falls Rd., Ithaca
Buttermilk Falls State Park takes its name from the foaming cascade formed by Buttermilk Creek as it flows down the steep valley side toward Cayuga Lake.

Robert H. Treman State Park
105 Enfield Falls Rd., Ithaca
Robert H. Treman State Park is an area of wild beauty, with the rugged gorge called Enfield Glen as its scenic highlight.

Fillmore Glen State Park
1686 St. Rte. 38, Moravia
Fillmore Glen State Park is an oasis of cool, dense woods crowding into a long, narrow gorge

Taughannock Falls State Park
2221 Taughannock Road, Trumansburg
Taughannock Falls State Park's namesake waterfall is one of the outstanding natural attractions of the Northeast.

Watkins Glen State Park
Route 14, Watkins Glen
Watkins Glen State Park is the most famous of the Finger Lakes State Parks, with a reputation for leaving visitors spellbound.

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Consider the eleven pristine glacier-carved ice-blue Finger Lakes, as well as dozens of others not on the "big lake" list, all surrounded by gorges hiding over 1,000 waterfalls, rolling hills with hundreds of vineyards, dozens of white-water streams, rivers, the Erie Canal, Lake Ontario, more than 25 State Parks, a National Forest and a world-famous Wildlife Refuge, making the region itself one singular 9,000 square-mile natural attraction. Amazingly, nearly all of our natural attractions are easily accessible. Sorry, there are a few you might have to hike to, but we didn’t build Mother Nature, we’re just showing her off!


 

Taughannock Falls State Park with its knifing 215-foot freefall waterfall; Watkins Glen State Park that includes an incredible gorge with a stunning series of 19 falls. More Finger Lakes Waterfalls....

There are well known nature centers open to the public throughout the region, including Lime Hollow near Cortland, Cayuga Nature Center north of Ithaca, Cumming Nature Center near Naples, Tanglewood Nature Center near Elmira and the Waterman Conservation Center in Apalachin.

Traverse the 552-mile long Finger Lakes Trail network, which connects the Catskill Mountains with the Allegheny Mountains. The trail passes through remote areas of the southern Finger Lakes of New York State.

Golfing in the Finger Lakes, Boat Cruises in the Finger Lakes, Fishing in the Finger Lakes and other Recreation in the Finger Lakes.