As the crisp autumn air settles in, Seneca County transforms into a picturesque destination filled with delightful fall activities. From exploring farm markets to admiring the vibrant fall foliage, there is something for everyone in this idyllic region.

Visit a Local Farm MarketGoats playing at Lively Run Dairy

Seneca County is blessed with an abundance of farm markets that offer visitors a chance to experience agritourism at its finest. These markets showcase the best of the local harvest, providing an opportunity to indulge in fresh produce, artisanal products, and homemade treats. Whether you're searching for plump pumpkins for carving or juicy apples for baking a pie, the farm markets in Seneca County have you covered. Check out Good Life Farm at the Finger Lakes Cider House to pick your own apples, or head to Lively Run Dairy to do a cheese tasting and meet their mischievous goats. Grab local goods, meat and eggs at Autumn’s Harvest Farm, or stock up on pumpkins, mums, and farm fresh products at Sauders Market & Store.

Click here for a full list of local farm markets to visit this fall.

Experience the Fall Foliage

One of the most breathtaking sights in Seneca County during the fall season is the beautiful transformation of the foliage. As the leaves change from lush greens to vibrant hues of red, orange, and gold, the Finger Lakes region becomes a paradise for leaf peepers. Hike through the Finger Lakes National Forest, or enjoy the color from the shores of Seneca Lake at Sampson State Park. If you’re looking for a unique fall foliage experience, check out D&K Ranch for guided horseback riding through some of Seneca County’s most scenic trails.  

Click here to check out all the trails and parks in Seneca County.

Spend a Day at a Cidery

Seneca County boasts a rich tradition of winemaking, and this extends to the production of exceptional craft ciders as well. There’s no better time to visit a cidery than the fall. Finger Lakes Cider House is the hub of the hard cider renaissance in New York State. Located on Good Life Farm, their tasting room is a great place to spend the day and enjoy flights, draft pours and bottles of their artisan ciders paired with local cheeses, meats, bread and more. Blackduck Cidery in Ovid is a family-owned orchard that makes small batches of hard cider and perry. Check them out on Saturdays and Sundays in the fall. Or, head to Bellwether Hard Cider in Trumansburg to sample from their 10 varieties of handcrafted cider.

Start planning your Seneca County Fall Getaway today! Experience the region’s stunning fall foliage, enjoy the craft beverage scene and head to a local farm market to make the most of this fun-filled season.

Finger Lakes Cider House at Good Life Farms