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If plugging one lodging in town, the others ought to get equal billing.


I created a map of the region for this article. Let me know if you think it's too busy, but I thought it important to show major routes around the region. LtPowers 16:24, 9 June 2008 (EDT)


OK, so we probably have too many destinations here for a single region; it'll need to be split up into subregions. We could split by counties, but given the county borders often run through the lakes, and the sheer number of counties involved, I don't think that's the best option.

My thought was to have four subregions:

  1. One encompassing Monroe County, plus Victor and maybe Avon. "Greater Rochester" is one choice for a name but that usually refers to the six-county area of Monroe, Orleans, Genesee, Wayne, Ontario, and Livingston (two of which are in another region entirely); I'd prefer something else.
  2. Wayne County and northern Cayuga County -- basically from the lake south to the Thruway. No idea on a name.
  3. Eastern Finger Lakes: Ithaca, Auburn, Skaneateles, Seneca Falls, Geneva, Watkins Glen, and Trumansburg.
  4. Western Finger Lakes: Geneseo, Canandaigua, Naples, Hammondsport, and Penn Yan. And Letchworth, of course.

A more natural border between the Eastern and Western Finger Lakes might be between Canandaigua and Keuka lakes (putting Hammondsport and Penn Yan in the Eastern subregion), but that would leave Canandaigua as the only "major" Finger Lake in the Western region, and not much in the way of destinations either. An alternative would be to split the lakes north-south, putting Geneseo, Canandaigua, Geneva, and Auburn in the North and Ithaca, Hammondsport, Penn Yan, and Naples in the South. It seems weird to split the lakes (all except Keuka) like that, but it's an option.


-- LtPowers 14:32, 20 October 2008 (EDT)