Finger Lakes Facts

Seneca County has many interesting facts!

If you have a fun fact or suggestion that you’d like us to add to the list, please contact us.

  1. The National Women’s Hall of Fame is an American institution, created in 1969 by a group of people in Seneca Falls, New York.
  2. One of two islands among the 11 Finger Lakes, the Frontenac is located in Cayuga Lake near Union Springs.
  3. The chamber can input their own fun facts in the administration area!
  4. The flood of July 8, 1935, caused tremendous damage throughout much of Seneca County. Several cottages were washed into both Cayuga and Seneca Lakes. Whole orchards and vineyards were uprooted and carried into the lakes. The lakes were not fit for swimming the rest of the summer.
  5. The first mowing machines in Seneca County came into use about 1850. They had to be loaded in a wagon and moved from one field to another.
  6. The famous “Woodie” station wagons were manufactured in Waterloo, NY from the 1930’s until 1955.


Seneca County offers some of the region's best lodging options - from award winning resorts to historic B&B's to lakeside vacation rentals.

The Finger Lakes is among the most renowned destinations in the world for wine and craft beverages. Our products are available year-round for your enjoyment.

Whether you're looking for regional cuisine that incorporates local ingredients or the perfect pairing to our craft beverages, Seneca County has something for everyone's palette.

The movement for Women's Rights began in Seneca Falls and its history is on display in many landmarks and museums throughout the community.