Sunday, October 13, 2013

Living in the Finger Lakes of NY State

 Living & Retiring in the Finger Lakes  has been a blast. We live on Keuka Lake aka the Crooked Lake and although I'm not a fisherman or an avid boater we love this area for the beautiful scenery and things to do. We love to go on weekend drives to see the lakes and yesterday we visited Geneva,NY on the North end of Seneca Lake.
This picture is the Ramada Inn sitting at the very end of the Lake in the town of Geneva. To the left of this picture is a pier that you can walk out on to see the lake, at the end of the pier their use to be a light house many years ago during the steamboat era.
From the view on the pier you can see for miles. Seneca Lake is the largest of the Finger Lakes with a length of 38 miles starting here at Geneva and ending at Watkins Glen.
Seneca Lake is the most treacherous of the Finger Lakes with the deepest area being 618 feet deep where the Navy does underwater research. The Navy has a research barge anchored in the middle of the lake in the town of Dresden. 
To go out on this lake you had better respect it as many people have drowned in this lake with its undertow and strong currents over the years, mostly tourist from other states who have no knowledge of the lakes.
They say fishing is great on the lake along with sailing and para sailing.
There are eleven Finger Lakes in New York. From the East to the West they are:
Otisco Lake, Skaneateles Lake,Owasco Lake,Cayuga Lake,Seneca Lake,Keuka Lake,Canandaigua Lake,Honeoye Lake,Candice Lake,Hemlock Lake and Conesus Lake

All of these lakes were formed thousands of years ago during the Ice Age and they are all beautiful to come visit..

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