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AP/Don Heupel
Grape vines stand on a hillside overlooking Keuka
Lake, one of the Finger Lakes.

Summer Getaway: Ithaca and the Finger Lakes

May 29, 2010
by Sarah Amandolare
In western New York state, a wealth of natural features and thriving cultural life offer visitors an unmatched mix of options. The Ithaca area boasts relaxing waterfalls and a bustling downtown scene, while wine trails lead oenophiles around clear blue Finger Lakes, dotted with sail boats and contented locals.
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