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Hector Bravo

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Posted: 11/10/19 11:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good Day All,

I am looking for destination ideas around the upper-half of Seneca Lake in upstate NY on either the east or west side. I know Watkins Glen is a popular Seneca Lake destination but that puts over an hour from my wife's family up near Brutus and she would like to be closer. Are there any interesting towns long the lake?

If you have campground suggestions we will need full hook ups as we will be in the area for a couple of weeks and the Mrs. likes her glamping. :-)

Thanks!


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Sampson state park

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Posted: 11/10/19 11:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I second Sampson SP but haven't been there in a few years. If they are still there up the road a bit in the fenced in area is where lots of all white deer live. They are not albino's.

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Posted: 11/10/19 01:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks, I’ll look into it.

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I agree, Sampson State Park





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Looks like Sampson SP only has electric at the campsites.

I don't know what else is around. I can only tell you that a couple months ago, we stayed at Sned-Acres Campground along Cayuga Lake and found it very pleasant.


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I did a look at the park and while it looks beautiful it doesn’t have the hookups I need. My wife is ok with limited services for a few days but for a couple of weeks she will get pretty tired of “watching resources “.

What can you tell me about where you stayed and what there is to do? We stayed near Lake Ontario this year so we explored that area a bit Skaneateles and visited Niagara. Looking for new places to explore. ??

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If you're looking for a full-service RV resort, there are a couple that I know of in the area, but not right on Seneca Lake. There's Junius Ponds RV Park, which is a bit north of the lake. Unfortunately it is right next to I90 - the NYS Thruway. So - lots of highway noise. I've never stayed there. A bit to the west is the Canandaigua KOA. Again, I've never stayed there.

It's a beautiful area. I have a seasonal tent site on the shores of Cayuga Lake, and I spend about 45 nights every summer there. I keep a cruising sailboat on the lake, and I sail just about every day while I'm there.

There really aren't any sizable towns along the shores of Seneca Lake - east or west. Geneva is at the north end, and Watkins Glen is at the south end. If you're into estate wineries, you'll be in heaven. There are hundreds of them in the region, and some of them have world-class wines. Hiking, biking, boating, fishing are all very popular activities. If you give me some idea of the kinds of activities you like, I may be able to give you some tips.

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SpeakEasy wrote:

If you're looking for a full-service RV resort, there are a couple that I know of in the area, but not right on Seneca Lake. There's Junius Ponds RV Park, which is a bit north of the lake. Unfortunately it is right next to I90 - the NYS Thruway. So - lots of highway noise. I've never stayed there. A bit to the west is the Canandaigua KOA. Again, I've never stayed there.


We have stayed at Junius Ponds twice. It's been a few years, but the comment about road noise is valid. If you are only there for a couple of days I believe they have sites closer to the camp store which will be a little bit quieter. The park is primarily (we'll say 80-90% or so) seasonals and seems to stay quite full during warm months, so do call ahead if you opt for that.

We found it to be a good location for exploring the Finger Lakes (and much more wallet-friendly than the Watkins Glen KOA).


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Speakeasy-hiking, biking and boating are all in our wheelhouse. Of course my wife and her sister will be looking for shops to explore. And, did you mention winery’s??? :-)

* This post was edited 11/13/19 10:32am by Hector Bravo *

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