The 10-page cover story describes the allure of the Finger Lakes and its “quiet but powerful” transformation. Well endowed by nature and already an award-winning wine region, New York State’s hidden gem has evolved from a sleepy rural area into a lively vacation destination with small-town charm.

“There’s a special alchemy to this place, writes Paul Brady in Conde Nast Traveler. “ Here rolling hills frame glacial lakes, clear streams carve deep gorges through the shale, and plucky, self-reliant entrepreneurs are turning what was a 'Rust Belt' backwater into one of the country’s most appealing summertime destinations.”

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