Plan your trip to the beautiful Finger Lakes in Upstate New York!

We cover a lot of ground and water, so it’s tough to know where to start. Yates County has various guides that include suggested places to stay, things to do, attractions & events, dining ideas, Finger Lakes wineries, lake information and great shopping spots to help you create your Finger Lakes Countrysides escape.

Looking to talk to a local expert? You can always call us at (315) 536-3111 and speak with a member of the team. We live here and love the region; we know you will too!

Request a free travel guide below and we will mail it to you or access our online version along with other helpful guides!

Please note: some information within these guides could be out of date or a bit different. We do recommend checking with the individual businesses for the latest updates. 

Downloadable Resources

Finger Lakes Countrysides Highlights  Opens a PDF file

Looking to see what we’re all about here in the Finger Lakes Countrysides? Check out the highlights guide — a great summary of why it’s great to live, work and visit here!

Finger Lakes Countrysides | Yates County, NY Travel Guide  Opens a PDF file


This vibrant and exciting publication is a great resource for trip planning and navigating Yates County for those who are here and looking to explore the area.


Yates County Community Relocation Guide  Opens a PDF file

Yates County is truly a unique place—a place that is largely an unknown entity within the region and state but sought out by the rest of the world! Yates County is dotted with bucolic farms and boasts trillions of gallons of fresh water but is far and away leading the Finger Lakes region in manufacturing job growth.

Hike & Bike Guide  Opens a PDF file

Here you will find the 10 best hike, walk, and bike trails that Yates County has to offer. There are plenty of options suitable for all ages and skill level.



The Taste of Yates - Local Food Guide  Opens a PDF file

Welcome to the Taste of Yates Local Food Guide! Cornell Cooperative Extension of Yates County and the Yates County Chamber of Commerce are pleased to share this publication with you as it truly illustrates the diversity and bounty of food Yates County farms have to offer. However, you may be asking yourself why it is important to eat local food.