In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Off-Season.”
The Finger Lakes region is highly dependent on tourism money, from visitors to wineries, summer folks who rent or own a lake cottage, people who visit the state parks like Watkins Glen, and Stony Brook, to say nothing of the economic impact of the NASCAR and IRL (Indy Racing League) races at Watkins Glen International – IRL impact is estimated at 40 Million dollars by itself.
Yet in the winter tourism falls off, and tourism related jobs dry up. Many businesses and their employees have to try and make enough to survive a year in the time from mid May to late October. It is scenes like the one below that represent the cold, empty winters of the Finger Lakes.
for more images of the Finger Lakes click here Finger Lakes photos by Joshua House