According to Native American legend, the lakes are the divine handprints of the Great Spirit. In blessing the land, the spirit's outstretched hands were placed over the region leaving each finger-shaped impression. The hollows that were left quickly filled with crystal-clear water - thus the Finger Lakes were formed.
This is a gorgeous area of New York and has more than 70 wineries. Since we don’t drink wine, the wineries were wasted on us, but not the beauty of the lakes and the lands around them.