Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Lake Seneca and Glenora Wine Cellars

We enjoyed our Saturday day trip around Keuka Lake so much we decided to see another of the Finger Lakes on Sunday.

There are hundreds of vineyards in the Finger Lakes area and we drove along one of the many wine trails. It seems grapes grow well along the steep sloping regions and the climate is right for them. 

Vineyard along Seneca Lake

More area vineyards...

The southern shore of Seneca Lake
 As we traveled from our campground east to the southern tip of Lake Seneca, we came first to Watkins Glen. This town is known for hosting Formula Racing but there aren't alot of visible signs of that distinction.  Our route was again, up the west shore and down the east side.  Almost all of the vineyards have daily wine tastings so we stopped at Glenora, as we learned it was the oldest for the region.

A lobster festival with live music was taking place that day but we didn't participate, opting instead to continue moving northward to Geneva, on the northern tip of the Lake. William and Smith and Hobart College is located in Geneva and it is a nice city.

Maybe we have some wealthy relatives?

Named for us, I'm sure.

Returning to the southern tip, we passed more "Smalley" signs. A garage and a street sign. Seems Smalley's are abundant in New York as this is the second and third sign by that name.

Wine taster

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