Discover Seneca County's Parks & Outdoor Activities

The Finger Lakes is a year-round visitor destination for people of all ages and interests. Whether you're looking for an active adventure to enhance your physical well-being or a relaxing activity to soak up the scenery, Seneca County provides some of the region's best opportunities to experience nature and the outdoors. 

Parks & Outdoor Activities FAQ's

  • A diverse array of public lands including a national wildlife refuge (Montezuma, Seneca Falls), the state’s only national forest (Finger Lakes National Forest, Lodi/Hector), six state parks and several state owned wildlife management areas protect and provide public access to the county’s natural resources. Parklands include: Cayuga Lake State Park (Seneca Falls), Seneca Lake State Park (Waterloo/Geneva), Sampson State Park (Romulus), Bonavista State Park/Golf Course (Romulus), Lodi Point State Marine Park (Lodi), Dean's Cove State Marine Park (Romulus). 

  • Seneca County has three designated "Important Bird Areas" - which are distinct areas that provide essential habitat for one or more species of birds in breeding, wintering, or migration. Each of these three areas make excellent choices for bird-watching: Montezuma National Wildlife Preserve (Seneca Falls), Seneca Meadows Wetlands Preserve (Seneca Falls) and the former Seneca Army Depot (Varick).

  • Butonwood Falls is located on the grounds of Buttonwood Grove Winery (Romulus) and contains a moderately tall (20-30' waterfall), Groves Creek Falls is located on the west side of Cayuga Lake and features a roadside, moderately tall (20-30' waterfall), Oak Tree Falls  is a creek-walk up Groves Creek and leads to a large (60') waterfall.

    Taughannock Falls is located in nearby Tompkins County and features one of the most impressive waterfalls in the entire region. It features a picturesque 215 ft plunge down the middle of a colossal amphitheater

    .*For more details on these or other waterfalls, visit NYFalls.com

LEARN MORE ABOUT SENECA COUNTY'S FACES & PLACES

FEATURED PLACES TO VISIT

Sampson State Park

One of the region's largest state parks that features camping, boating, swimming and sandy beach.

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Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge

10,000 acres of wildlife habitat with outdoor recreation, wildlife watching, and photo options.

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Finger Lakes National Forest

Multi-use area with over 30 miles of interconnecting trails.

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Deer Haven Park

Offers tours of former Seneca Army Depot military history and wildlife including Seneca White Deer.

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