Our picks for the best attractions near Seneca Lake


Local attractions and family activities


Experience the beauty of Seneca Lake


Our favorite restaurants in the area


Follow the Seneca Lake Wine Trail

Seneca Lake is home to one of the area's largest wine trails. Take a scenic drive on Route 14 for stunning lake views and stop for a tasting at one of the many wineries, distilleries, breweries, cider producers and meaderies.

Visit the Watkins Glen International raceway

Check out the 3.5-mile long course with nine grandstands. Watch a NASCAR race or even drive the track yourself. If car racing isn't your thing, check the Glen's calendar for other events like beer and wine festivals.

Reserve a tee time at Big Oak Golf Course

Big Oak Golf Course has the perfect facility to enjoy a great day on the links. Their scenic 18 hole course is located in the heart of the Finger Lakes with a layout that offers something for golfers of all skill levels.

Tour the Farm Sanctuary

The 275-acre sanctuary rescues abused farm animals who then live out their lives on the estate. Visitors can walk the pens and get hands-on with the more than 800 rescued animals.


Hike the gorges at Watkins Glen State Park

Enjoy a picturesque hike on the trails that wind through deep gorges while marveling at the natural beauty of the streams, cascading waterfalls and rocky cliffs.

Set sail on Seneca Lake

Whether you prefer a sunset dinner cruise or a scenic narrated tour of the region, there is a cruise service that can help make your time on Seneca Lake memorable. To rent a boat, we highly recommend Roy's Marina.

Visit the stunning Montour Falls

Also named the "valley of tumbling waters," the Montour Falls are a hidden gem known for its historic beauty. Visit its seven glens or hike to the top of the falls to see a score of beautiful waterfalls.


The restaurant and winery options are endless, so we created an extended list of our favorites.

Ports Cafe

For dinner by Seneca Lake, try Ports Cafe. For a romantic evening, dine on one of their date nights, or bring the whole family for one of their farm table feasts.

Kindred Fare

Kindred Fare is a relaxed place for locally sourced American fare, housemade bread, craft cocktails, beer and ciders.

F.L.X. Table

With no barrier between the dining area and kitchen, F.L.X. is meant to be an intimate and interactive experience where a set menu is served each evening based on seasonal products.

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