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One of the Finger Lakes in Upstate New York.

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Breathtaking Finger Lakes!

What a wonderful getaway from Austin, Tx. Wonderful temperatures, even during the heat and drought they are currently experiencing. Beautiful wineries and micro breweries to... read more

Reviewed August 1, 2016
Mike H
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Whitney, Texas, United States
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Reviewed August 1, 2016

Not much to see and few bench available to sit to enjoy the scenery. it would be good to have mini mart shop that selling drink/ cakes, instead only surrounding by restaurant. Free parking slot is limited. it is about 30-40 park slot. it has a clean restroom nearby.

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Whitney, Texas, United States
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Reviewed August 1, 2016

What a wonderful getaway from Austin, Tx. Wonderful temperatures, even during the heat and drought they are currently experiencing. Beautiful wineries and micro breweries to visit. Seneca Lake is great for skiing, boating and fishing. Awesome restaurants and hotels. I'll never talk bad about New York again. Simply --- Mahvalous!

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1 Thank Mike H
Donetsk, Ukraine
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Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

I never thought Lake could look like a sea! It so big, wide, clean waters. So much yacht there, it's really looks like a sea shore. Take a walk around this great place. Lots of good recreation arias around.

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Thank Miomonty
Upstate NY
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Reviewed June 19, 2016

Wonderful lake, fish it, boat on it, take a cruise, rent a kayak, swim in it, enjoy the wineries around it. A must visit destination!

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Thank Queenofdenial
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Reviewed February 24, 2016

Seneca Lake is a beautiful area. Wineries are terrific and the lake itself is beautiful. My husband and I have spent many visits here and will always continue to enjoy the area.

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Thank Juliete G
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Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

No wonder everyone in the whole region is so nice!! The lakes are spectacular, landmarks (like Belhurst Castle) are impressive, with interesting history, but for the most part, the area and and people are completely unpretentious.... There's no traffic, great wine, amazing food and nothing but gorgeous scenery. Wow. Great place to visit.

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Thank My Info C
Cedar Grove, New Jersey
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Reviewed September 15, 2015

Such a big lake !!!! Best place to visit with scenic drive, children play area , grilling station, food store etc etc. u can relax lay enjoy your weekend

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 21, 2015

Probably Seneca lake is not the most picturesque of the finger lakes but it has got a bit of everything, pretty small towns, Geneva and Watkins Glen, good vineries and some great viewpoint of the lake. Certainly a good place to visit if you are in the Rochester area

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed June 28, 2015

Seneca Lake, one of the longest and the deepest of the Finger Lakes is a mecca for trout fishermen, for wine lovers, history buffs, bicyclists, campers, swimmers and sailors. At the head of the lake is the world-famous Watkins Glen and NASCAR and at the foot of the lake is Geneva with Hobart and William Smith College. Both sides of... More 

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Reviewed June 12, 2015

We stopped by this lake on the way back from Niagara Falls to New Jersey. It was a short visit but we wish we had more time on hand. The drive along the lake is very scenic and has some stunning views. The landscaping and scenery does remind you of Switzerland. I would recommend spending a weekend there to explore... More 

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