Seneca Lake, located in the Finger Lakes Region in New York, is the biggest of the Finger Lakes, being the deepest lake in the state.
The shores to the lake touch many different towns and villages throughout the region, but perhaps one of the most popular is the lakefront in the City of Geneva.
Fingerlakes1.com visited the lakefront in Geneva and detailed the experience.
Off of Routes 5&20 directly next to the Ramada Inn, is the entrance to the Geneva Lakefront Park. Built right over the water is a large deck equipped with Adirondack style wooden chairs, each with a plaque dedicating it to someone. The unique architecture of the umbrellas over the chairs creates an aesthetically pleasing sight to visitors overlooking the lake.
Continuing throughout the park, there are sidewalks guiding the path that leads to the Finger Lakes Welcome Center with benches, statues, and bridges along the way.
The Finger Lakes Welcome Center offers so many things for the entire family to enjoy while spending a day at Seneca Lake.
There’s a playground right outside, as well as a deck overlooking the lake with tables and umbrellas. Inside there are interactive displays, a café that sells products made from local goods, and beverages for adults.
Fingerlakes1.com went on a virtual tour of the establishment:
The Finger Lakes Welcome Center was opened in 2018 to help bring tourism and boost the economy for the local area. The business is a collaboration for the area by focusing on only offering local goods and working as a central destination that offers more information for all the surrounding counties and areas.
Visited the Finger Lakes Welcome Center on Seneca Lake in Geneva today and saw some really cool historical artifacts!#flx #flx1 #senecalake #genevany #fingerlakes #fingerlakeswelcomecenter #upstateny pic.twitter.com/dQnKpdJwcb
— Samantha Parish (@FLXSamantha) July 18, 2021
Located off of the back deck facing the lake is the giant “I Love New York” sign. Many tourists love to take photographs with it and it gives a clear message for what the Finger Lakes Welcome Center is all about.
By continuing through the park, it eventually leads to the Seneca Lake State Park. On the way the sidewalk goes past several cement steps that go directly into the water, gazebos, docks, piers, and areas to bring boats or jet skis into the water.
Seneca Lake is considered the home of the National Lake Trout Derby, and many people keep their boats in the marina in the State Park for recreation and fishing.
While the Geneva Lakefront is certainly a fun experience, Seneca Lake offers many other areas of interest along its shores.
The Seneca Lake State Park offers a sandy beachfront near a small spray park for kids to play in. There are plenty of pavilions for different events like weddings, graduation parties, and family reunions. The marina is located near the beach for people to keep their boats during the warmer seasons and grills and picnic tables for families to have a day at the lake.
Whether its to bring the kids to the lake for a day, or to relax and have a nice glass of wine with friends, there is a spot for everyone to enjoy themselves at the Geneva Lakefront on Seneca Lake.
State Park information can be found here.