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.
Geneva waterfront Geneva on the Lake The Docks at Belhurst Castle Historic Geneva Seneca Lake State Park visitor center Geneva (north end)
Spend the day at
Seneca Lake State Park on the north shore in Geneva. Great sprayground & playground, plus swimming! Tour Rose Hill Mansion or historic South Main St. Enjoy a show at the Smith Opera House. Walk through Bishop Nature Preserve.
Ports Cafe, Beef & Brew, Char Burrito Bar, Club 86 Bagels, Red Dove Tavern, FLX Table, Geneva on the Lake, Belhurst Castle, and many more! Watkins Glen State Park Wall Art Watkins Glen Harbor Glen Theater Watkins Glen (south end)
Tackle the 800 steps up the gorge (800 more back down!) at
Watkins Glen State Park. Enjoy a walk down the Seneca Lake Pier or through Catharine Creek Marsh Wildlife Management Area. Check out a race at Watkins Glen International.
Jeraldo’s, Rooster Fish Brew Pub, Nickel’s Pit BBQ, Curly’s Family Restaurant, Seneca Harbor Station, World’s Smallest Diner, and many more! Seneca Mills Falls on the Keuka Outlet Trail Shequaga Falls Farm Sanctuary Around Seneca Lake
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. Geneva Visitor Center
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.
Dano’s Heuriger On Seneca, and Spotted Duck.
Enjoy a swim and relax at
Sampson State Park and Lodi Point State Park. Hike the Keuka Lake Outlet Trail between Seneca and Keuka lakes, or through the Kashong Conservation Area. More Information about Seneca Lake
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