The Finger Lakes region has its fingers crossed about the tourism potential that could come with receiving a certain federal designation.Go here for the full story.
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) recently announced a bipartisan bill to consider the region a National Heritage Area. If passed, the Finger Lakes region, which contains 14 counties and 26 state parks [and dozens of wineries], could become part of the National Parks system. Coleen Fabrizi, chair of the Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance, says the name would be excellent for the region’s economy. ...
If the bill succeeds, the Finger Lakes will undergo a Feasibility Study Process, taking about a year to assess the area’s natural beauty and historical significance. Tourism in the Finger Lakes is already a nearly $3 billion dollar industry. Fabrizi finds the region earns this with its many sights and attractions.
"New York State and the Finger Lakes Region are not places you come and explore for a day. There is so much to see and do. You can experience it for weeks and months at a time and never run out of things to do."
• Go here to visit Notes On Napkins
• Go here to visit the Capital Region Brew Trail