Wonderful Culture & Heritage
" Geneva is just a short trip from Sonnenberg Gardens,
Canandaigua Lake; the Corning Glass Center where Steuben is made by
hand; and the town of Elmira, where Mark Twain worked on Tom Sawyer and
Huckleberry Finn and was finally laid to rest. The old residential area
around the original village square-now Pulteney Park-and adjacent South
Main Street display splendid examples of Federal and Greek, Gothic, and
Romanesque Revival architecture dating back to the late eighteenth
century.Geneva is the self-proclaimed 'Trout Capital of the World',
and, of course, fishing runs from spring through fall. Winter sports
include ice-skating and cross-country skiing in Seneca Lake State Park."
"New York's Finger Lakes region is awash in lakes and lovely towns and
villages. It is difficult to pick a favorite but Geneva, at the
northern tip of Seneca Lake, the deepest of the lakes, is close to
perfect.Geneva boasts glorious vistas of deep blue waters. It is in the
heart of wine country.Ivy covered Hobart & William Smith
add a cosmopolitan atmosphere and contribute to the rich and elegant
feeling with their stately homes and buildings overlooking the lake.The
town echoes with the lives of prosperous 19th - century merchants and
farmers who built stately Federal, Greek Revival, Gothic and Italianate
homes that line the city's streets."
"Geneva had the wisdom several decades ago to create a verdant park cum
pathway for one and a half miles around the northern tip of the lake.
Circumnavigating the breezy lake promenade on foot affords a view of
intrepid bathers braving the cold lake water and numerous sailboats and
other vessels plying the gentle waves. Walkers with 20/20 vision will
also be able to see in the distance on the eastern edge of Seneca Lake
an 1839 mansion called Rose Hill, which features the empire style in
vogue during that epoch."
"Geneva, named for the beautiful Swiss lakeside city, is at the
northern end of Seneca Lake and, with a population of 15,000, the hub
of this rural region.There are some 50 wineries in the Finger Lakes
region - the greatest concentration in the eastern U.S."
1-800-3-GENEVA or 315-789-7190
1001 Lochland Rd., Route 14, Geneva, New York 14456
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