The Finger Lakes are well known for spectacular scenery and beautiful lakes. You can travel the popular routes that run north and south along the lakes and be sure to enjoy scenic vistas. However, if you drive “between” the lakes from east to west, there’s a treasure of hidden beauty in the valleys and hills that surround the lakes as well.
Two of the larger Finger Lakes, Seneca Lake and Canandaigua Lake, provide many of the most popular views.
This favorite view in the Finger Lakes is from the scenic overlook on County Rd. 12 near Naples looking north on Canandaigua Lake with South Hill and Bare Hill on the right.
Likewise, at the north end of Seneca Lake there is a spectacular view from Route 14 on the campus of Hobart & William Smith Colleges.
But, in between these two magnificent lakes is also an area of panoramic pleasures. You will travel rolling hills and farmland along scenic country roads, visit small towns filled with hometown charm. And, for the adventurous, there are valleys, waterfalls and gorges just waiting to be explored.
Whether you travel by car, bike or on foot, the views are astounding. Just look at this video and see Incredible Views ~ In Between. Another Great Finger Lakes Find is here waiting for you…in between the Lakes. Don’t forget your camera.
Stay posted, as the next Great Finger Lakes Finds blog will share the wonders of the “Little Lakes” of the Finger Lakes.