Sometimes in New York State we get a bad reputation for being rude or unkind. We know in Upstate this is completely untrue. One region in New York State was just named the most family friendly area of the entire state.

Let's be honest, being family-friendly is a bit different than just being regular old-friendly. Family-friendly makes sure that not only are the adults receiving friendly treatments and enjoying friendly activities, but the kids are too. Where can you find these style places in New York State?

Travel Pulse published a list of the most family-friendly city in every state. When they did this, they researched things like museums, national monuments, outdoor spaces to explore, zoos, and more items along those lines. And the city that topped the list for New York was...

Finger Lakes, New York

One could argue the Finger Lakes isn't exactly one town, it's more of a specific region. Here's what Travel Pulse had to say:

Encompassing 11 lakes with over 650 miles of shoreline, the picturesque Finger Lakes region in central-west New York has plenty of great outdoor pastimes to offer families.

Part of their reasoning for the Finger Lakes was highlighting the Strong National Museum of Play, The Rochester Museum and Science Center (RMSC), the RPM Raceway in Syracuse, and Seabreeze Amusement Park in Rochester.

Do you agree with this choice for New York? If so, what are some of your favorite family friendly activities in the Finger Lakes region? Let us know your answers when you text us on our station app.

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There are several great "destination pockets" in the area we call Upstate New York. Whether it be the historic mansions along the Hudson Valley, the small ski towns of the Catskills, the majesty of the Adirondacks, the diverse history of Central New York, or the beautiful region shrouded in Niagara's mist out west. And then there is the Finger Lakes! These 11 "finger like" lakes, spread out from (roughly) just west of Interstate 81 out through the Genesee Valley in Western New York This area is one of the state's great playgrounds.

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12 Diners and Cafes Well Worth the Drive to the Finger Lakes For

The Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York is known for its many fine restaurants and famous wineries. But, there are also a wonderful collection of smaller cafes and diners throughout the region.

This is a list of 12 of those iconic eateries which dot the roadsides of Upstate. Many are very small, Mom-and-Pop operations. Others are elegant cafes at which you could very well spend an hour or two having a cup of coffee or a fresh baked good. But, they all have one thing in common. They are all small!

We hope you enjoy this list of great little diners and cafes to stop at and enjoy the next time you are in the Finger Lakes area.

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