finger lakes vineyardIt almost doesn’t seem fair to the competition – here in the Finger Lakes area, we have 11 pristine bodies of water surrounded by quaint communities, wineries, museums and fantastic restaurants. No wonder The Weather Channel recently named the Finger Lakes region the No. 1 Lakeside Retreat in THE WORLD.

Yes, our area beat out Lake Como in Italy, England’s Lake District — even Lake Kawaguchi, at the foot of Japan’s Mt. Fuji!

I recently blogged about Watkins Glen‘s being chosen by Yahoo Travel as the No. 2 Lake Town in America (see “Watkins Glen makes ‘Best Lake Towns’ List” here on the NY Injury Law Blog). It’s nice to see our area get well-deserved INTERNATIONAL acclaim!

This distinction from the Weather Channel is just further proof that we are lucky enough to live and work in a place most of the world would love to visit. The Ziff Law Firm handles cases throughout the Finger Lakes region and south into Pennsylvania – in villages, towns and cities on or between the lakes: Hammondsport, Corning, Watkins Glen, Montour Falls, Burdett, Hector, Lodi, Odessa, Penn Yan, Dundee, Ithaca, Geneva, Cortland, Syracuse, Rochester and of course, our home base of Elmira. We are the local firm with “big city” results in accident, personal injury, medical malpractice, dog bite cases and more.

I’m not surprised the Finger Lakes were chosen as the No. 1 Lakeside Retreat, but from time to time, people need a reminder that local equals world-class.

The rest of the best

The Weather Channel specifically recommended Seneca Lake as the largest Finger Lake (some top communities along the lake are Watkins Glen, which just hosted the major NASCAR race, Canandaigua and beautiful Geneva) and Keuka Lake for its Y-shape (more lakefront and incredible views!).

I wanted to mention the rest of the 11 Finger Lakes: Cayuga Lake (with Ithaca at the southern end, home to Cornell University which draws international culture and cuisine to the area), Otisco Lake, Skaneateles Lake, Owasco Lake, Canandaigua Lake, Honeoye Lake, Canadice Lake, Hemlock Lake and Conesus Lake.

If you haven’t visited them all, what are you waiting for? There is still plenty of summer left in 2009, and the best lakes in the world to discover – just down the road.

Thanks for reading,
James B. Reed, Esq.
Personal Injury & Malpractice Attorney
Ziff Law Firm, LLP
303 William St., Elmira, NY 14902
Tel. (607) 733-8866 Fax. (607) 732-6062
Toll Free 1-800-943-3529