Wealthy elites from the city of New York began building homes at Skaneateles Lake as early as 1809, and mineral springs in Livingston County in the western portion of the greater Finger Lakes region attracted visitors starting in the 1820s. [Read more…] about A Short History of Finger Lakes Tourism
As the population of interior New York increased, developers pushed for a faster method of transportation between the area and developed population centers like the city of New York.
The Erie Canal, completed in 1825, revolutionized inland travel and ushered in a broader era of canal construction across the state, connecting the state capital of Albany on the Hudson River to Western New York and the Great Lakes. [Read more…] about The Canal Era in the Finger Lakes
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Finger Lakes Land Trust (FLLT) have announced the protection of more than 150 acres following two State acquisitions in Chemung and Tompkins counties.
A 104-acre parcel with more than 4,000 feet of streambank along the Chemung River will be added to the Big Flats Wildlife Management Area in the town of Big Flats, Chemung County. Fifty wooded acres in the town of Caroline, Tompkins County, will be added to DEC’s Danby State Forest. [Read more…] about 150+ Acres Protected in Chemung, Tompkins Counties
The Crooked Lake Review is a local history magazine for the Conhocton, Canisteo, Tioga, Chemung and Genesee River Valleys, and for the Finger Lakes and Lake Ontario Regions of New York State. Crooked Lake is the old name for Keuka Lake, an unusual Finger Lake because it is shaped like a ‘Y’. [Read more…] about Crooked Lake Review: Finger Lakes History Journal