It is no wonder the Finger Lakes inspire writers and photographers from all over the world who are eager to capture the essence of a place so naturally stunning, geologically magnificent, and culturally diverse.  From travel guides to novels, non-fiction and photography, these authors and artists share a common enthusiasm for bestowing on each page a taste of the Finger Lakes region in all of its splendor. 

Summer in a Glass: The Coming of Age of Winemaking in the Finger Lakes (2011)

By: Evan Dawson

Journey through the Finger Lakes with Evan Dawson, as he cordially invites you into the hearts, minds, and tasting rooms of some of the region’s most passionate and celebrated winemakers, whose intimate stories weave the tale of how the Finger Lakes is now one of the fastest growing and renowned wine regions in the world.

Seasons of a Finger Lakes Winery (2011)
By: John C. Hartsock


John Hartsock tells the story of a small family farm turned award-winning winery through the behind-the-scenes narrative of Gary and Rosemary Barletta and their experience growing grapes, making wine, and running Long Point Winery in the Finger Lakes.

Explorer’s Guides: The Finger Lakes–A Great Destination (Fourth Edition) (2011)
By: Katharine Delavan Dyson

Travel writer and native to the region Katharine Delavan Dyson spent a year driving around the Finger Lakes collecting interviews, photographs, maps, and observations to create the only comprehensive color guidebook dedicated exclusively to the Finger Lakes region.

The Finger Lakes: Nature’s Beauty (2008)
By: Den Linnehand


Den Linnehan captures the breathtaking beauty and geological magnificence of the Finger Lakes region in stunning landscape photographs—from deep gorges and thundering waterfalls to rolling fields and sunlit lakes.

Persons, Places, and Things In the Finger Lakes Region (1993, 2000)


Persons, Places, and Things Around the Finger Lakes Region (1994, 2005) 


Legends and Stories of the Finger Lakes Region (1995)


The Erie Canal in the Finger Lakes Region (1996)


Underground Railroad Tales With Routes Through the Finger Lakes Region (1997)