Seneca Lake

Seneca Lake

Seneca Lake is the deepest of the Finger Lakes with an estimated volume of 4.2 trillion gallons, roughly half of the water in all of the Finger Lakes. Seneca and Cayuga lakes are so deep their bottoms are well below sea level. You can drive around the entire lake in 120 minutes.

Seneca Lake

Geneva (north end)

Spend the day at Seneca Lake State Park on the north shore in Geneva. Great sprayground & playground, plus swimming! You can also swim at Sampson State Park.

Tour Rose Hill Mansion or historic South Main St.

Enjoy a show at the Smith Opera House.

Watkins Glen Seneca Lake

Watkins Glen (south end)

Tackle the 800 steps up the gorge (800 more back down!) at Watkins Glen State Park.

Follow Rt. 14 just 3 miles south and visit Montour Falls, home to several more waterfalls, including one of the most photographed Shequaga Falls.

As you’re heading back toward Rochester, stop at Watkins Glen Farm Sanctuary for a tour.


Eat at Jeraldo’s, F.L.X WieneryWildflower Café & Crooked Rooster Brewpub, Ports CafeDano’s Heuriger On Seneca, Nickel’s Pit BBQ, Curly’s Family Restaurant, Beef & Brew, and many more!

Seneca Lake has more wineries than any other Finger Lake. Follow the wine trail!

Take a hike through Finger Lakes National Forest and pick wild blueberries for free from a 5-acre managed patch.

More Information about Seneca Lake

45 minutes from Rochester – MAP

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Debi Bower

Born, raised and living life as a digital designer in Rochester, NY! I am also a day-tripper, writer & photographer, exploring the nooks and crannies that make our part of New York State so special.

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