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Finger Lakes Early Winter by Corey Leonhard
Fly Fishing information from Charles Meck


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Adirondack quick hikes.
Adirondak canoe information and an online paddling guide.
Dutchess County Driving and Bike Tours.
Oswego County Fishing Conditions

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New York State Department of Economic Development - State Tourism Information Site
"We invite you to share in the wonders that have made this one of the most varied and spectacular regions on the face of the earth.
Discover dazzling scenery, from the majestic Adirondacks to the breathtaking grandeur of Niagara Falls. Consider surprising opportunities, from para-sailing over Lake George to horseback riding on a Long Island beach. Celebrate our proud history, from the women's rights movement at Seneca Falls, to the United Nations in New York City.
These attractions, and many, many more, are enhanced by the spirit and energy of New Yorkers. The warmth and beauty you will find here will remain with you after your stay with us has ended. "
Events are targeted by activity from their homepage.
Adirondack Region
"2,500 lakes and ponds and 30,000 miles of river. The east's most stunning mountains."
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Central Adirondack Association
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Adirondacks Speculator Region
Piseco, Speculator, Lake Pleasant
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Albany County
"Conveniently located at the crossroads of the Northeastern USA, scenic byways which inspired Grandma Moses will lead you toward the finest thoroughbred racing, outdoor activities, historic riverboats, family festivals, and the living history, architecture, and hospitality of New York 's Capital Region."
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Auburn and Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce
"Welcome to The Bronx. A place waiting to surprise you and delight you. A place of world famous attractions, preserved natural beauty, and historical treasures. An inspiring place where Edgar Allan Poe, Arturo Toscanini, and Mark Twain lived, and rap and salsa music were born. Where art, food and year-round events reflect and celebrate the diversity of 1,200,000 New Yorkers who live here."
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Broome County
"There's plenty to see and do in Broome County. If you're interested in gardening, science, history, astronomy, ballet, animals or carousels, to name a few, you're in luck! "
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"On your vacation, you want to make sure that there's something for everyone. In that case, you've come to the right place. Buffalo, a centerpoint of the Greater Niagara Region, offers everyone an engaging mixture of styles, culture and activities. "
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Champlain Shores in the Adirondacks / Plattsburgh
"'Lake Champlain is everything most American lakes are not. It is a vast and magnificent inland sea; 121 miles long, 12 miles across at its broadest point, blessed with deep, clean water, and cradled between two magnificent mountain ranges -- Vermont's Green Mountains and New York's Adirondacks. A hundred feet above sea level and surrounded by mountains rising to 5,000 feet, its setting is a dramatic as any in Europe or the American West. This puts it in a league with Lake Tahoe or Lake Geneva, except that it is larger, its scenery more varied, and its shoreline far more unspoiled -- in many places an uninterrupted blur of cedar, pine and meadow.'
--- Travel Holiday Magazine"
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Canandaigua Area Chamber of Commerce

Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce

Chautauqua County
"The famed Underground Railroad that operated during the Civil War era wound its way through the Chautauqua region. Lake Erie adds to the colorful history of this region with its many battle skirmishes, shipwrecks and lighthouses that dot the shoreline. The rich history of the region is captured beautifully in our many museum and historical sites:"
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Chemung County
Chemung County is more than 400 square miles of subtle splendor situated between Pennsylvania's northern Appalachian Mountains and the Finger Lakes of New York. Underneath its serene exterior is a robust economic base, with dynamic business and community cooperation to ensure a satisfying quality of life. Calendar of events through their homepage.
Clifton Springs
"The historic village of Clifton Springs, NY is located in western NY 35 miles east of Rochester in the finger lakes region. The village has many old buildings from the 1800's that have been well maintained or restored. It was built around a sulfur spring and hospital for the health conscious of that time. "
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"Located at the south end of Otsego Lake in Central New York State, it is at the heart of a splendid four-season recreational area. All the hospitality of the Lake, nearby skiing, an endless array of cultural activities, distinctive architecture, and tightly-knit but friendly villages, coexist here in a natural setting of exceptional beauty.
We probably weren't the birthplace of baseball. But we are the Home of Baseball. And we are the birthplace of the Susquehanna, a wonderful river that winds through New York and Pennsylvania, reaching the sea via Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. We're not a museum or a baseball theme park. But we are the home of Glimmerglass Opera, a nationally renowned company with an astonishing history that began in the seventies in our High School Auditorium. We have our weaknesses. But we are a proud community, and hundreds of dedicated people make us thrive, in business, in education, in agriculture, in medicine, in government, and in the arts."
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Corning/Steuben County
Greater Corning Area Chamber of Commerce
"In the heart of the Finger Lakes region of New York State, where there is so much to see and do! Spectacular sights, breathtaking scenery, activities and events will make your visit with us truly memorable."
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Delaware County
"New York's Western Catskills
Where Mother Nature Does Her Best Entertaining....."
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Dutchess County
"Dutchess County's history is visible at every turn. Colonial homesteads, gothic cottages, clapboard farmhouses, Victorian villas, Beaux Arts mansions, stone churches, country inns--all stand in silent witness to past lives and events that have shaped the distinctive character of Dutchess County. High-tech industries and modern shopping malls have replaced brickyards and trading posts, but historic resources remain an integral part of the Dutchess County landscape. "
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In the heart of Western New York. Just minutes from Buffalo.
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Finger Lakes
"The Finger Lakes Region of New York State includes 14 counties and 11 lakes with over 650 miles of shoreline. Lying between the triangle cities of Rochester, Syracuse and the Elmira/Corning area, the region is bordered on the north by Lake Ontario and on the south by the Pennsylvania border. The larger lakes are Canandaigua, Keuka, Seneca, Cayuga, Owasco and Skaneateles. The smaller ones include Conesus, Hemlock, Canadice, Honeoye and Otisco. They range in size from 11 to 40 miles and all bear Indian names."
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Fire Island / Blue Point
"Two hours by car, or the same amount of time by Long Island Railroad, will transport you to one of the Long Island South Shore, Villages of Bay Shore, Sayville or Patchogue from which point your ferry will take you to your magical retreat.
Water travel involves either boating across the Great South Bay which allows the freedom to make port of call at the island communities (if docking space is available), or flying by seaplane, the quickest, most direct means of transportation. Seaplane transport offers the greatest aesthetic value, a 30-minute airborne adventure over land and water, taxing into the Great South Bay and alighting in the shallow waters."
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Genesee County
"Genesee comes from a Seneca word meaning "Beautiful Valley." Today's visitors will quickly learn that the Native Americans were right. The rural charm of Genesee County must vie for attention with the area's enviable location. Few localities are more accessible than Batavia and the County that surrounds it. A web of roads leads the traveler to recreation, sightseeing and commerce."
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Geneva, NY
"Geneva is located in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region. At the junction of Rts. 5 & 20 and 14, Geneva is directly south of NYS Thruway exit 42, situated at the northern tip of Seneca Lake. The Seneca-Cayuga Canal connects Seneca Lake with Cayuga Lake, linking Geneva, via the State Barge Canal, to the water- ways of the world. Facilities abound for golf, tennis, boating and water sports, not to mention winter sports.
Other Geneva attractions include sailboat races, college sports, bowling alleys, theatres, boat tours and charters, antique and specialty shops, nearby auto races and thoroughbred races, farmers markets, flea markets and many area festivals throughout the year. Geneva is also the perfect place to begin your tour of the Finger Lakes winery trails, with 20 wineries surrounding Seneca Lake. The Finger Lakes Region boasts 48 wineries with vineyards covering over 10,000 acres. "
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Greene County / Cairo
"If it's a great time your after you've found the right place. With over 75 years of people traveling to reach our attractions, we have what it takes to excite you. Conveniently located in the heart of the Catskills, Greene County has the best in all the areas of interest. From the most intense skiing in the east coast with Ski Windham and Hunter Mountain, to the most sought after Resorts which are cut right into the lush fona of our vast mountains. And with exciting places like The Catskill Game Farm, Carson City And Indian Village, Zoom Flume Water Park and Clide pelling's Reptiland your family will never get enough of our great Greene fun!"
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Greene County Promotion Department
"Welcome to GREENE COUNTY, in New York's Great Northern Catskills, a very special, unique four-season vacationland... the home and haunts of Rip Van Winkle.
Fish the fresh water mountain streams for trout or cast the waters of the Hudson River for bass... face the challenges offered at our PGA Championship golf courses... ski the finest and most abundant snow in the East... enjoy the hospitality at a wide choice of resorts, bed and breakfasts, country inns, campgrounds... experience the sites and sounds of a mountain hike in the Catskill Mountain Preserve."
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Hague-on-Lake George and the Ticonderoga Area
" all-season resort community located on the northern shores of magnificent Lake George in the picturesque Adirondack Mountains. Here you will find a resort area that is non commercialized, uncrowded and unspoiled, with many resorts having private sand beaches that are among the finest on Lake George. The area also maintains its own recreation and swimming facilities and boat launching site. Gently rolling hills and the mountains provide a fitting backdrop to the azure-blue "Queen of American Lakes".
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Hamilton County - Indian Lake.
"Easy Going. Laid back. Hamilton County. Where wildlife thrives pure lakes abound and nature still calls the shots.
Where trails wander and zig zag for hundreds of miles without crossing a single road....or a single soul.
Where the dress code is hiking boots, flannel shirts and wooly sweaters"
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Hammondsport Chamber of Commerce
"Located in the beautiful Catskill Mountains of Sullivan County, New York. Info on tourism, the Delaware River, and historical sites. "
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Hudson Valley
"The Hudson River cuts a great, sinuous path through its valley.
The vistas created in the spring and summer are of deep green and river sky. In the fall the colors burst; in the winter they fade to white.
The sweep of the riverscape, clouds bunched, the land flourishing, alive, unspoiled: it is the land 19th-century painters Thomas Cole, Charles Herbert Moore and Frederick Church loved.
The river cities ... Catskill, Hudson, Kingston, Poughkeepsie, Beacon, Newburgh, Ossining, Peekskill...(to name a few), touch the Hudson with street and parkland. In summer, sailboats clog the marinas. In winter, iceboats flash along the river ice.
The cities swell with the story of America. In Newburgh is Gen. George Washington's headquarters. In Poughkeepsie the clinching vote for the ratification of the Constitution was cast. Near Beacon, Pete Seeger still weaves his melodic tales. "
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Ithaca - Tompkins County
"located on the southern end of 42-mile-long Cayuga Lake, the longest of the glacier carved Finger Lakes. The area is predominantly rural and is home to such prominent educational institutions such as Cornell University, Ithaca College and Tompkins Cortland Community College."
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Lake Placid - Essex County
"Amazing scenery. Unlimited outdoor recreation. World-class lodging. The Olympic sites. Lake Placid is the total mountain resort."
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Lewis County
"In a quiet corner of New York's Adirondack Region, the unspoiled America of an earlier age awaits the traveler who is willing to stray a little from the beaten path. In Lewis County, the landscape, the subtle contours of the hills, valley, rivers and lakes, whispers the perfection of vacation and relaxation."
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Long Island
"Tour the former summer mansions of millionaires, stroll along fishing wharfs, test your angling skills from a boat or in the surf, dine outdoors at a seaside restaurant, visit quaint colonial villages, explore museums and historic sites, go on a shopping spree, play golf and tennis, or ride a horse along the shoreline. "
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Montgomery County
"Nestled in the lovely Mohawk Valley
Montgomery County Is A True Melting Pot Of Nations
It began with the Native American Mohawks. Then came the Dutch settlers in the 18th century followed by the English, Palatine Germans, French, Italian and Hispanic cultures who continue to leave their mark on the land and reflect their heritage in the interests and faces of the residents of this beautiful corner of the world."
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"Sullivan County Catskills - more than a thousand square miles of scenic splendor.
Clean, fresh air, wide-open spaces, and majestic mountains overlooking lush green valleys.
Crystal clear lakes mirrored with miles and miles of Fall foliage."
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New York City
•Manhattan •Brooklyn •The Bronx •Queens •Staten Island "
New York City has them all!
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Niagara County - Lockport
"No other word in the English language succeeds, as does the word, Niagara, in conjuring an image of nature's limitless potential for creating a breathtaking spectacle.
Ageless in its beauty, unchallenged in its power, Niagara is both a magical word and an awe inspiring attraction that fascinates and amazes visitors from across the world. Niagara, its allure is timeless, its energy is unmatched, its very existence remains an incredible natural phenomenon."
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Niagara Falls
"one of the true natural wonders of this world!"
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Ontario County
"Welcome to Ontario County and the Finger Lakes. Ontario County hosts hundreds of special events throughout the year. Annual favorites include Sonneberg Garden's Festival of Lights and the Naples Flea Market Weekends.
Whether you're looking for a cozy bed and breakfast, a campground, or an historic hotel, our accommodations and restaurants listings will lead the way to a comfortable night's rest, and dining options range from lakefront marinas to gourmet candle-lit meals."
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Orange County - Goshen
"Come play in our parks. Hike or bike on our trails. Or raft on the Delaware River.
Enjoy any outdoor adventure -- Orange County has it all!"
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Oswego County
"Anglers have been heading to Oswego County for years in pursuit of some of the world's largest salmon and trout -- but there is much more here for the entire family to enjoy!
Exciting auto racing, festivals and national attractions, scenic shorelines and pristine forests, charming villages, comfortable accommodations, and friendly people -- all combine to make Oswego County and ideal vacation spot for families and outdoor enthusiasts!"
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Otsego County
"To Abner Doubleday, architect of our national pastime, "Cooperstown" was home plate. To the Oneida and Mohawk, "Otsego" was the meeting place. To James Fenimore Cooper, "Glimmerglass Country" was the colorful setting in which his fictional characters came to life. Today the myths and mysteries of Otsego County beckon visitors to a timeless place where heritage and natural beauty come together, where past meets present, culture meets with applause, and nature's four seasons meet with delight. "
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Piseco, Speculator, Lake Pleasant
"Adirondacks Speculator Region"
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Plattsburgh - Clinton County
"Your Two State, Two Nation Business and Vacation Destination!"
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Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce
Saratoga County
"'...Saratoga Springs-nestled in the the southern foothills of New York's Adirondack Mountains offers more: Everything from the New York City Ballet to jazz concerts under the stars.' - Life Magazine"
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Schuyler County
Schuyler County is located in the heart of the fourteen-county Finger Lakes Vacation Region in Upstate New York. Seneca Lake is the largest and the deepest Finger Lake, although neighboring Cayuga, nearly as large in acreage is longest. The bottom third of Seneca extends into northern Schuyler County. The County seat, Watkins Glen, is in very close proximity to both Cayuga Lake and Keuka Lake, giving tourist in Schuyler easy access to three of the largest Finger Lakes.
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Seneca County
"Wonderful Wine,Women and Water! Seneca County is home to fifteen estate wineries, Seneca Falls is the birthplace of Women's Rights, and we enjoy over 100 miles of shoreline. Seneca Falls has also been called the model for "Bedford Falls" in the holiday movie classic "It's A Wonderful Life". The nearby Village of Waterloo is the Official Birthplace of Memorial Day. "
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Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce
Sullivan County - Monticello
"What to do ... Delaware River Canoe Trips & Rentals (10) Marinas, Docks & Swimming (15) Golfing (17) Riding Academies (6) Tennis Courts (8) Bicycling (2) "
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Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce
"Syracuse is located in the geographic center of New York State and the densely populated Northeastern United States. In fact, Syracuse is within 350 miles of every major metropolitan area in the Northeast. Our central location and accessibility in the Heart of New York and the Northeast, makes it easy to get here. "
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Tompkins - Ithaca County
Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce
"About half-way between Toronto and New York City, close to the center of New York State, and in the heart of the Finger Lakes region, lies Tompkins County. Wooded hills, rolling valleys, and high table lands studded with clear fresh lakes stretch over nearly 500 square miles. The hills, lakes and streams cut between two deep glacial ravines, combining to give the country and region a rich expanse of natural beauty that is as conspicuous-and as important- to residents and visitors today as it must have been to the first settlers, late in the eighteenth century. "
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Ulster County
"Four seasons of the year, from the mountaintop to the riverfront, things are humming. Native Americans called it the lovely land and land in the sky. No wonder. Ulster County is framed in living color, the ever-changing blue hues of the Hudson River which forms our eastern border and the Catskill Mountains, our western.
With forty miles of shoreline, the riverfront sings with activity: boating, swimming, lighthouse tours and scenic cruises. Kingston's waterfront, a national historic district, offers a medley of maritime heritage along with wonderful shops and restaurants."
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Warren County
"Situated within six million acres of mountains, rivers and lakes, Warren County is part of the largest wilderness park in the country - The Adirondacks. Protected under the Forever Wild Provision since 1894, the area is a mecca to both nature-seekers and sport-enthusiasts. "
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Watkins Glen
The People and Places in and around Watkins Glen, NY and the Finger Lakes Region.   Their calendar of events can be reached through their homepage.
Wayne County
"You can walk along the beaches of Lake Ontario, the Erie Canal a stream or a pond. We are home to the LOC derby where anglers from around the world come to our shores. We have Museums with History from the Underground Railroad to the War of 1812. "
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Westchester County
"just 35 minutes from New York City and the Gateway to the scenic Hudson Valley. "
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Yates County
"Yates County is a special place for families, friends and relaxation.  We offer three of the most beautiful Finger Lakes, an outstanding array of Inns, Bed & Breakfasts and Lakeside Resorts and a host of Restaurants & Pubs, all perfect for your special escape. "
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