The Finger Lakes are a region in western New York State. I've seldom been here. I live downstate on Long Island (east of Manhattan). Usually when I go upstate, it's a straight line north to Albany, Lake George, Lake Placid, the Adirondacks, my friend Aimee's house in Potsdam and then into Canada. If you continue north, you hit Montreal which I visited a few years ago.
Having now discovered the Finger Lakes region, I'm singing a different tune. It's beautiful here. Rural country with oases of culture. I went to Watkins Glen twice recently and am now in Hammondsport. The Finger Lakes region has the most wineries in the State, over 100 vineyards. Land surrounding the lakes is perfect for growing wine-grapes.
Hammondsport is at the bottom of Keuka Lake (pronounced "kew-ka"). It's the Finger Lake in the middle with five lakes to the east, five lakes to the west.
Here's a picture I took yesterday...