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The Finger Lakes Region is a 9,000-square-mile four-season playground packed with wine, water and fascinating stories. We’ve shared some story angles relating to our history, culture, attractions and tourism trends. You’ll also find our press releases and recent articles to keep you informed on what’s happening in and around the Finger Lakes. 

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For more information contact:

Brianna Francis
Madden Media

Finger Lakes Regional Tourism Council


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Press Releases: 

Finger Lakes Regional Tourism Council Celebrates National Trails Day® on June 1, 2019

“Travel Matters” for National Travel and Tourism Week

Say “I Do” to a Finger Lakes Wedding Venue

Planning Your Vacation Leads to Actually Taking your Vacation

Tourism Industry Continues to Grow in Finger Lakes Region As New Businesses Open

Official Website for Finger Lakes Region Refreshed 

Finger Lakes Tourism Promotion Agency Wins Tourism Excellence Award

Finger Lakes Tourism Promotion Agency Wins Top National Award

Finger Lakes Named Best Wine Region in USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Award Contest

GlassBarge by the Corning Museum of Glass Lands in the Finger Lakes

Finger Lakes Regional Tourism Council Supports Tourism Industry

Finger Lakes Celebrates National Ice Cream Month with Sweet Spots and Dairy Desserts

National Travel and Tourism Week: May 6-12, 2018 

Sustainable & Green: Finger Lakes Keeps “Eco-Friendly” Top of Mind

Regional Tourism Organization for the Finger Lakes names new Executive Director

Finger Lakes Region Releases List of Travel Trends for 2018

Tourism Assets Expand as New Businesses Open in the Finger Lakes

Off-Season Programming Supports Winter in the Finger Lakes

World Canals Conference Comes to Syracuse, N.Y.

Finger Lakes Regional Tourism Council Supports Tourism Industry


Destination Wide Market Analysis & Strategic Marketing Plan: Research Summary

Destination Wide Market Analysis & Strategic Marketing Plan

Economic Impact Report: Finger Lakes 2017

Check out some of our recent press coverage:


Tripsavvy – 10 Most Beautiful Castles in New York State 

Forbes – Over the Top Valentine’s Day Packages 

Marriott Bonvoy Traveler – Harriet Tubman Historic Sites Tour 

Tripadvisor – 8 Unexpected U.S. Spots to Celebrate Women’s History 

AAA – 5 Roadtrips Every American Should Take


Travel + Leisure – This New York State Region is One of the Best Places To Go in 2022

Time Out – Secret U.S. Wine Regions You Need To Know About

New York Times – Go Here, Not There: Vacation Alternatives for the Budget-Conscious

Fodor’s Travel – 12 Spectacularly Scenic Waterfall Drives Across the U.S.

Travel + Leisure – 20 Cool Places to Visit in Upstate New York

Traveling Mitch – The LivCo Walls: Explore the 9 Villages of Livingston County, NY Through Their Murals

Gateway Mavens – 17 Best Romantic Hotels in the Northeast USA

Good House Keeping – 40 Trips Every Woman Should Take Before She Dies



Buzzfeed – 16 Truly Interesting Places In The US That Belong On Your Post-Pandemic Travel List

MSN – Prepare for travel’s comeback: The 12 hottest destinations of 2021

Conde Nast Traveler – 9 Delicious Cheese Shops That Ship Nationwide

RV Lifestyle – Are these the best RV road trips in the U.S. for 2021?

Reader’s Digest – The Prettiest Lake in Every State

Departures – 5 Weekend Trips From NYC for the Perfect Fall Getaway

Thrillist – This Northeastern Wonderland Is So Much More Than Its Famous Lakes

Airbnb – Great Escapes Outside New York City

AARP – A 4-Day Road Trip in New York’s Finger Lakes Region

Travel + Leisure – Best Places to Travel in August

VOGUE – 5 Perfect (and Socially Distant) Summer Weekend Getaways From NYC

Chowhound – 15 Virtual Wine Tastings to Try When You Really Miss Going Out

Matador Network – The Iroquois White Corn Project is reintroducing traditional ingredients to New York

TravelPulse – How CVBs Are Supporting Communities During COVID-19


Departures – Winter Vacations in the U.S. to Inspire Your Next Trip

The Travel Channel – The Prettiest Glamping Spots for a Fall Getaway

Bella NYC – Fall Getaways Within Easy Proximity Of NYC

Destination I Do – Spotlight: Upstate New York

USA Today 10Best – Check out these unique eateries formerly known as other things

TODAY Show – Cow cuddling lets people relax with help of friendly bovines

Wine Enthusiast – The Rise of Italian Grapes in American Vineyards

Travel + Leisure Magazine – Wine-tasting, pie making and fall foliage: a local’s guide to Finger Lakes

USA Today 10Best – Best Apple Orchard 2019

USA Today 10Best – Best Wine Region 2019

New York Times – Move Over, Therapy Dogs. Hello, Therapy Cows.

Globe and Mail – Weekend Getaway: See toys, trees, castles and more in New York’s Finger Lakes

Luxury Escapes Magazine – Getting Personal

Forbes – Ice Wine From Canada and New York State – Winemaking In The Extreme


Travel and Leisure – New York’s Finger Lakes Wine Region 

New York Post – The Unexpected Allure of Upstate New York Skaneateles – New York’s Christmas Town 

New York Times – Luxury Camping in the Finger Lakes 

Boston Globe – Actually Making Memories in the Finger Lakes 

Forbes – Top Women’s History Landmarks in Every State 

Conde Nast Traveler – 10 Best Places for Fall Foliage in New York State 

Travel and Leisure – Historic Places to Celebrate Women’s History Month – What to do in the Finger Lakes – Valentines Getaways – Wedding Venues