The National Park Service has announced it is seeking public input on a study to determine the feasibility of designating the Finger Lakes region of New York as a National Heritage Area. [Read more…] about Finger Lakes Being Considered For National Heritage Area Status
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Finger Lakes Land Trust (FLLT) have announced it has established a perpetual conservation easement on a priority parcel in the Six Mile Creek watershed in the town of Dryden, Tompkins County. [Read more…] about 180 Acres Protected In Six Mile Creek Watershed
New York’s Finger Lakes Region was well known to many Revolutionary War veterans as a place of both strife and potential. Strife because of conflict with Indigenous people, and great potential for lush productive farmland.
Soldiers witnessed both ends of the spectrum first-hand. [Read more…] about Colonial Canandaigua In War And Peace
New York State’s recent acquisition of the 86-acres Parker tract in the Finger Lakes area, recalls the role of New York State Governor and later U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the creation of New York States Forests and Wildlife Management Areas.
The State purchased the parcel from the Parker Trust for $171,300 utilizing federal Pittman-Robertson Act (1937) funds. To ensure that use is in compliance with the Act, the state is planning to include the land in the High Tor Wildlife Management Area in Yates County.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) have announced the acquisition of a parcel in the Owasco Lake watershed that is expected to help protect public water supplies and safeguard riparian buffers and wetlands.
The acquisition of the Hirst Tract in the town of Locke, Cayuga County, is the first of several parcels TNC plans to purchase that target the protection of source waters with funding from New York State’s Water Quality Improvement Program. [Read more…] about 200 Acres At Owasco Lake Will Expand Fillmore Glen State Park
The new boat launch site on Otisco Lake is complete and open to the public. Prior to the launch’s completion, Otisco was the only Finger Lake without a public boat launch.
With this facility, boaters will have a new option to explore the region and its fishing and boating-related recreational opportunities. [Read more…] about New Otisco Lake Boat Launch Opens
The new documentary by WXXI Public Media and the Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance, Journeys Through the Finger Lakes, celebrates a region deeply rooted in history, agriculture, social change, and sustainability. [Read more…] about New Documentary: Journeys Through the Finger Lakes
The Finger Lakes Museum (FLM) has announced their 2020 program calendar, which includes guided kayaking events, kayaking lessons, woods walk and bird walk, timber framing, animal and leprechaun tracking, bird house building, and American Canoe Association kayak week with various skills trainings.
The Paddle Keuka 5K will return for its 5th year on the first Saturday in August. [Read more…] about Finger Lakes Museum 2020 Program Calendar
The Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium and the Hampton Inn Penn Yan have announced Winterfest, a family-friendly, collaborative event held on Friday, February 22, and Saturday, February 23rd, from noon to 10 pm each day.
All activities will take place at the Hampton Inn in Penn Yan located at 110 Mace Street, and will celebrate winter in the Finger Lakes. [Read more…] about Winterfest in Penn Yan Feb 22-23
A lecture on the 1918 influenza epidemic in the Finger Lakes has been set for Thursday, September 6th at 7 pm, at the Cayuga Museum’s Carriage House Theater in Auburn.
Medical historian and retired professor Teresa Lehr will discuss the flu pandemic, and specifically its local effects. [Read more…] about 1918 Influenza Outbreak In The Finger Lakes