Seneca Lake, known as the "Place of the Stone" or "Stoney Place" Area 43,343 acres Length 38 miles Shoreline 75.4 miles Max. Depth 618 feet Max. Width 3 miles Volume 4.2 trillion gallons Elevation 445 feet. The deepest and longest of the Finger Lakes and the second deepest lake in New York State. Has more wineries than any other Finger Lake and has frozen over only nine times since the beginning of weather record keeping.
Geneva - Located on the north end of Seneca lake in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region, just south of the NY State Thruway exit 42.. Geneva has a rich offering of shopping and accommodations as well as dining experiences. Geneva is on the Seneca lake wine trail which has over 40 wineries.
Watkins Glen – On the Southern tip of Seneca Lake. The Village of Watkins Glen boasts several options for shopping and dining, pick up a sight-seeing cruise on the lake or walk the 800 steps up the waterfalls at Watkins Glen State Park magnificant Glen Creek.
Beaches & Parks
Seneca Lake State Park – State Rt 20 on the North end of the lake. Offers something for everyone, bath house facilities, swimming, a children’s spray park, picnic areas, shore fishing, walking trails, soccer fields and more.
Sampson State Park - Rt 96A (east side) – Camping, swimming beach, fishing, bicycling, jogging, geocaching, and nature watching.
Clute Memorial Park (Lake Side Park) – Rt 414 Watkins Glen, Picnic area and a swimming beach.
Smith Park and Campground – Rt 414 North of Watkins Glen offers camping, swimming, boating.
Finger Lakes National Forest – Rt 414 Hector, 16,000 acres of natural Finger Lakes beauty. The park is a day use area that offers 30 miles of trails for any season, a wild blueberry patch and camping.
Watkins Glen State Park – Rt 14 Watkins Glen, Tent and trailer campsites available, picnic facilities, Olympic-size pool.
Seneca lake State Park – North shore, also connects Seneca and Cayuga Lakes by canal.
Sampson State Park - Rt 96A (east side)
Glen Harbor Marina – Located in Watkins Glen is a full service marina.
Seneca Lake Wine Trail – Seneca Lake has the most wineries of all the Finger Lakes. Wineries offer tastings and some having tours. You will find tasty cafés and restaurants to complement the award winning wines offered.
Watkins Glen State Park – Open summer months, the Finger Lakes most famous waterfalls. Start you walking tour at the Main entrance in the village of Watkins Glen. The 1.5 mile stone trail weaves 800 steps inside the gorge, up along-side Glen Creeks’ towering cliffs bringing you right up to the 19 waterfalls.
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