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This scenic part of upstate New York is home to 11 finger-shaped lakes, some of which are over 30 miles long. Cayuga Lake is the longest of the Finger Lakes, followed by Seneca Lake. Keuka and Skaneateles Lakes are a bit more off the beaten path, but also merit a visit. Interestingly, this protruding rock tower is the only one of its kind in the world. Though it looks like a volcano, experts haven’t agreed on what exactly it is and how it was formed.

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If you need a post-lunch pick-me-up, a barraquito (a Canary Islands coffee drink with condensed milk, lemon rind, and cinnamon; con o sin licor) should do the trick. On the way to town, you’ll spot the decades-old Robinson’s Wharf, one of the state’s most revered seafood shacks, serving fresh lobster, shrimp, and oysters. A 20-minute walk away, Ocean Gate Resort has free canoes and kayaks for self-paddling tours of the Gut’s sheltered waters. Toward the island’s far end, the 30-room, oceanfront Newagen Seaside Inn, with clapboard cottages and water-facing hotel rooms, abuts a quaint fishing harbor.

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Feast on spot prawns, reef-net-caught salmon, and just-picked greens prepared by the hotel’s chef Blaine Wetzel, a Washington native who rose to prominence at Copenhagen’s legendary Noma. Don’t miss a bike ride to Michael Oppenheimer’s Windy Hill Art sculpture park. What they wind up finding is amazing splendor in the form of pristine coastline untouched by development or modernization. Along the way they will also find such wildlife as seals and sea otters as well as moose wolves and eagles. Remember to bring your camera and binoculars to get the most out of this visit.

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On the beach at Borth, thousands upon thousands of Manx shearwaters – Britain’s answer to the albatross – gather here to feast upon shoals of whitebait, clupeid and sandeel. Some Manxies come stupidly close, occasionally even over the beach, so there are plenty of opportunities for photoshoots. Quite simply, Blackgang Beach is a strong contender for the most beautiful – and rarely visited – of all the island’s beaches. Many visitors to Skipton are not even aware there’s a 900-year-old castle here as it’s so well hidden, but there is and it’s a cracker. What makes it so special is its completeness; it is a fully roofed and remarkably well-preserved medieval building, a fact for which we have one woman to thank – Lady Anne Clifford.

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Further north, head towards Chipping Campden, with tearooms-aplenty and the glory of Dover’s Hill for a picnic with views, to catch the return train in nearby Honeybourne. The port of Birkenhead on Wirral was a town of firsts in the 19th century, including being home to the world’s first publicly funded park. The catamaran was powered by nothing else but the sun, gliding across through the marshy waterscape of Chichester Harbour in West Sussex’s south-west corner. In late June, it’s a pink and purple picture with chalk fragrant, pyramidal and common spotted orchids. Standing a short walk along the beach from the Victorian resort of Hunstanton (‘Sunny Hunny’) are the magnificent banded cliffs of Old Hunstanton.