Made in USA, this is our brightly detailed Map of the Finger Lakes in Central New York!
According to Native American myth, the reservoirs were formed when the great Spirit laid his hands on the terra firma to invoke devine favor upon it. His fingers left imprints that filled with water, hence the name “Finger Lakes.”
The Cayuga-Seneca Canal secures New York's legendary Erie Canal to Seneca Lake in Geneva. Port Gibson is the solitary expanse in Ontario County with entrance to the aboriginal Erie Canal!
There are a absolute total of eleven lakes in the Finger Lakes Region which are called major lakes. There are additional smaller lakes, like those near Keuka, Waneta, and Lamoka!
Seneca Lake is the deepest of the Finger Lakes (618 ft. depth)!
Honeoye Lake’s maximum depth is approximately thirty feet!
Despite its Native American translation meaning "Long Lake," Canadice Lake is the smallest of the Finger Lakes - measuring below four miles in length!
Seneca Lake is Ontario County's waterway connection to the earth, due to its approachability from the Erie Canal, St. Lawrence Seaway, and the Atlantic Ocean!
Port Gibson is the only area in Ontario County that is accessible from the original Erie Canal. The Cayuga Seneca Canal connects the Erie Canal to Seneca Lake!
The Finger Lakes were formed by glacial activity over one hundred million years ago, during the Pleistocene period. Glacial activity also formed the Bristol Hills and its surrounding valleys. These geological features are distinguishable from Jump Off Lookout at the Ontario County Park in Naples! 🌤🌅🌨🗽