Finger Lakes Apple Country

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North of New York's famous Finger Lakes is a broad plain dotted with apple orchards, glacial drumlins, and small villages. We call it Finger Lakes Apple Country.
While plenty of apples are indeed grown here—Wayne County ranks second in the nation in apple production, behind only Yakima County, Washington—the region is perhaps better known for the Erie Canal, which flows through several of its picturesque villages. With the canal, the Finger Lakes to the south, and Lake Ontario to the north, this region's waterways are just as important as its apple orchards.
Located between Rochester and Syracuse, Apple Country is pleasingly rural, but with easy access to urban amenities. Its southern reaches border the New York State Thruway, the state's major east-west expressway, so it makes a great day-trip from almost anywhere in the state. Whether you come to pick some apples, boat on the canal, or visit one of the best Renaissance festivals in the country, Finger Lakes Apple Country makes a great away-from-it-all destination.



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