We've never been ... but are thinking of a trip next summer. Can anyone recommend which lake/region we should plan to stay in on our first trip to the region - i.e., an area where we would see the most to get a "feel" for the region? Our interest is primarly visiting the wineries and maybe seeing some of the waterfalls and parks, plus having some gourmet dinners. We'd like to be able to visit around 2-3 lakes. We do not have too much interest in staying in any of the nearby cities such as Ithaca or Syracuse. It would be my husband and I, and maybe 1 or 2 other couples in our party - we're in our very youthful 60's - we wouldn't be adverse to staying in a nice, upscale B&B or resort. Also - how far is Niagara Falls from the Finger Lake Region. We would be driving up from central NJ.