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Satellite photo of the Finger Lakes

The Finger Lakes are a series of lakes in the central section of Upstate New York. They are a popular tourist destination. The lakes are long and thin and go from north to south. They are also very deep. The deepest one, Lake Seneca, is 618 feet (188 m) deep.

List of the lakes

From west to east, the lakes in this group are:


Other reading

  • Thompson, John H., ed. Geography of New York State (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1977)
  • Engeln, O. D., von. The Finger Lakes Region: Its Origin and Nature (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1961, 1988)