30 miles NW of Corning; 40 miles SW of Geneva

The far southwest quadrant of the Finger Lakes region contains but a single Finger Lake, the small and curiously Y-shaped Keuka Lake. To many locals, Keuka is the most beautiful of all the Finger Lakes -- an assessment I'm inclined to agree with. It's something about the deep blue of the water, the way the narrow lake splits in two, and how vineyards blanket the gentle rise of the banks. Two of the more charming small villages in the Finger Lakes, Hammondsport and Naples, are located near the lake, and the Keuka Lake Wine Trail includes some of the most interesting and best-sited wineries in the Finger Lakes region.