Guidebook for Seneca Falls

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Guidebook for Seneca Falls

Historic

Tells the story of the first Women's Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls, NY on July 19-20,1848. The park consists of four major historical properties including the Wesleyan Methodist Church, which was the site of the Seneca Falls Convention, the first women's rights convention. The Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, and the homes of other early women's rights activists (the M'Clintock House and the Richard Hunt House) are also on display. The park includes a visitor center and an education and cultural center housing the Suffrage Press Printshop.
Women's Rights National Historical Park
136 Fall Street
Tells the story of the first Women's Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls, NY on July 19-20,1848. The park consists of four major historical properties including the Wesleyan Methodist Church, which was the site of the Seneca Falls Convention, the first women's rights convention. The Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, and the homes of other early women's rights activists (the M'Clintock House and the Richard Hunt House) are also on display. The park includes a visitor center and an education and cultural center housing the Suffrage Press Printshop.
The National Women’s Hall of Fame (NWHF/The Hall), founded in 1969, is the nation’s first and oldest non-profit organization and museum dedicated to honoring and celebrating the achievements of distinguished American women. In pursuit of its mission, “Showcasing great women… Inspiring all!”, the National Women’s Hall of Fame honors the women of the past and present, relates the history of women’s struggles, prepares the women of the future, and serves as the voice celebrating the value of women.
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National Women's Hall of Fame
76 Fall Street
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The National Women’s Hall of Fame (NWHF/The Hall), founded in 1969, is the nation’s first and oldest non-profit organization and museum dedicated to honoring and celebrating the achievements of distinguished American women. In pursuit of its mission, “Showcasing great women… Inspiring all!”, the National Women’s Hall of Fame honors the women of the past and present, relates the history of women’s struggles, prepares the women of the future, and serves as the voice celebrating the value of women.

Sightseeing

Discover why Seneca Falls has no falls and the history of the amazing town.
Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry
89 Fall Street
Discover why Seneca Falls has no falls and the history of the amazing town.
Trinity Church was built in 1885 in the Anglo-Gothic style. It is famous for its rising tower and stained glass, some of which were made by the Louis Tiffany Studios.
Trinity Episcopal Church
27 Fall Street
Trinity Church was built in 1885 in the Anglo-Gothic style. It is famous for its rising tower and stained glass, some of which were made by the Louis Tiffany Studios.
Montezuma is situated in the middle of one of the most active flight lanes in the Atlantic Flyway. It provides resting, feeding, and nesting habitat for waterfowl and other migratory birds.
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Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
3395 U.S. 20
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Montezuma is situated in the middle of one of the most active flight lanes in the Atlantic Flyway. It provides resting, feeding, and nesting habitat for waterfowl and other migratory birds.
Seneca Falls has long believed itself to be the inspiration for Bedford Falls in the film classic It’s a Wonderful Life. Each year, our town celebrates with an It's A Wonderful Life Festival the second weekend in December. But the Museum is open all year round. Open Tuesday-Saturday 11:00am-4:00pm (Closed for major holidays) Admission: Free
Wonderful Life Museum, Seneca
32 Fall St
Seneca Falls has long believed itself to be the inspiration for Bedford Falls in the film classic It’s a Wonderful Life. Each year, our town celebrates with an It's A Wonderful Life Festival the second weekend in December. But the Museum is open all year round. Open Tuesday-Saturday 11:00am-4:00pm (Closed for major holidays) Admission: Free
A beautiful, mostly shaded gravel/dirt path trail walking alongside the canal and viewing sculptures along the way. Starts right in town and is about a half mile + long one way.
Ludovico Sculpture Trail
A beautiful, mostly shaded gravel/dirt path trail walking alongside the canal and viewing sculptures along the way. Starts right in town and is about a half mile + long one way.

Food Scene

Seriously GREAT sandwiches ..a true deli !! Pickles too!! I recommend the Ruben . . . always !!
Downtown Deli
53 Fall Street
Seriously GREAT sandwiches ..a true deli !! Pickles too!! I recommend the Ruben . . . always !!
Within easy walking distance, great casual food, large selection of beer on tap, fun ambiance.
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Parker's Grille & Tap House
86 Fall Street
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Within easy walking distance, great casual food, large selection of beer on tap, fun ambiance.
Excellent Tapas! Best to make a reservation and check their hours and days they are open.
84 Fall St
84 Fall St
Excellent Tapas! Best to make a reservation and check their hours and days they are open.
In Seneca Falls just across the canal. Outdoor seating in the summer. Besides breakfast and lunch it has a small bakery and serves espresso drinks. Open M-F 7-2pm and Sat. 8-2pm
Cafe 19
20 E Bayard St
In Seneca Falls just across the canal. Outdoor seating in the summer. Besides breakfast and lunch it has a small bakery and serves espresso drinks. Open M-F 7-2pm and Sat. 8-2pm
One of the many great authentic diners in our area. Lots of fun Elvis memorabilia displayed on the wall. Was voted “Best Breakfast in the Finger Lakes” in 2015.
Penny's Place Family Restaurant
One of the many great authentic diners in our area. Lots of fun Elvis memorabilia displayed on the wall. Was voted “Best Breakfast in the Finger Lakes” in 2015.
A classic restaurant that "harkens back to the golden age of the diner with quick service, good food and popular prices". Open all day long and boasts homemade pies and desserts, a real soda fountain, and even a "trash plate"!
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Connie's Diner
205 East Main Street
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A classic restaurant that "harkens back to the golden age of the diner with quick service, good food and popular prices". Open all day long and boasts homemade pies and desserts, a real soda fountain, and even a "trash plate"!
Located in Geneva. A seasonal menu working with locally sourced ingredients and making everything from scratch, they deliver delicious farm-to-table fare, year-round. Great high ceilings and rustic ambiance.
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Kindred Fare
512 Hamilton St
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Located in Geneva. A seasonal menu working with locally sourced ingredients and making everything from scratch, they deliver delicious farm-to-table fare, year-round. Great high ceilings and rustic ambiance.
Located in Geneva. In Spring of 2017, F.L.X. Table was awarded the honor of being USA Today’s Best New Restaurant in the country. Seating is very limited (serving only 12-16 people a night) and reservation only and is completed online.Each evening, a set menu will be served based on seasonally available products and will evolve regularly.
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F.L.X. Table
22 Linden St
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Located in Geneva. In Spring of 2017, F.L.X. Table was awarded the honor of being USA Today’s Best New Restaurant in the country. Seating is very limited (serving only 12-16 people a night) and reservation only and is completed online.Each evening, a set menu will be served based on seasonally available products and will evolve regularly.
Just South of Geneva on Seneca Lake. One of our favorite places to dine. Excellent food and good wine selections. Be sure to make a reservation!
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Ports Cafe
4432 West Lake Road
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Just South of Geneva on Seneca Lake. One of our favorite places to dine. Excellent food and good wine selections. Be sure to make a reservation!
Relatively new to Seneca Falls. A real meat market and a very small bistro, mostly organic and truly fabulous food . . . best in town!! However, the bistro usually gets booked ahead and then has no space for walk-ins. So plan ahead!
Sackett's Table Restaurant & Market
23 Bridge Street
Relatively new to Seneca Falls. A real meat market and a very small bistro, mostly organic and truly fabulous food . . . best in town!! However, the bistro usually gets booked ahead and then has no space for walk-ins. So plan ahead!
Sports bar, good bar food, great drink prices, music regularly.
Red Brick Pub Kitchen & Cocktails
57 Fall Street
Sports bar, good bar food, great drink prices, music regularly.
Beer, Kombucha, cappuccinos, light breakfast and lunch. All great!
Fall Street Brewing
106 Fall Street
Beer, Kombucha, cappuccinos, light breakfast and lunch. All great!
Hand crafted local brewery and food. Located right on the canal in town.
WT Brews - Seneca Falls
6 Ovid Street
Hand crafted local brewery and food. Located right on the canal in town.
A one of a kind! Their fresh croissants and pastries are made from scratch everyday! And they take their BBQ seriously. 100% wood fired, Texas inspired tradition. No shortcuts, just low and slow. Only open Fri, Sat. Sun. 8am - 3pm. But plan ahead, they are always busy early on and can run out of certain things.
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State Bakery + Smokehouse
3512 New York 89
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A one of a kind! Their fresh croissants and pastries are made from scratch everyday! And they take their BBQ seriously. 100% wood fired, Texas inspired tradition. No shortcuts, just low and slow. Only open Fri, Sat. Sun. 8am - 3pm. But plan ahead, they are always busy early on and can run out of certain things.
Restaurant and bar have now reopened and bar. Hours are Thu-Sat 5-9pm and Sunday Brunch 10-1pm
The Gould Hotel
108 Fall Street
Restaurant and bar have now reopened and bar. Hours are Thu-Sat 5-9pm and Sunday Brunch 10-1pm

Parks & Nature

Most expansive public waterfront area on Seneca Lake. Spectacular view from the top end of the lake. Swimming, walking, biking, boat launches, docks, Marina.
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Seneca Lake State Park
1 Lake Front Drive
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Most expansive public waterfront area on Seneca Lake. Spectacular view from the top end of the lake. Swimming, walking, biking, boat launches, docks, Marina.
Fabulous waterfall hike up the gorge . . . a must!!! Can be busy in the peak summer months.
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Watkins Glen State Park
1009 N Franklin St
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Fabulous waterfall hike up the gorge . . . a must!!! Can be busy in the peak summer months.
It is the tallest single-drop waterfall east of the Rocky Mountains and taller than Niagara Falls. Offers hiking and nature trails along the top of the gorge and also below. The park includes a stretch of Cayuga Lake's shoreline, where swimming, fishing, and a boat launch are available. In the winter, the park offers facilities and trails for ice-skating, sledding, and cross-country skiing.
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Taughannock Falls State Park
1740 Taughannock Boulevard
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It is the tallest single-drop waterfall east of the Rocky Mountains and taller than Niagara Falls. Offers hiking and nature trails along the top of the gorge and also below. The park includes a stretch of Cayuga Lake's shoreline, where swimming, fishing, and a boat launch are available. In the winter, the park offers facilities and trails for ice-skating, sledding, and cross-country skiing.

Shopping

Sauders Store is an genuine Mennonite country store that is packed with fresh produce, bulk packaged goods, local meats and cheese, jams, pickled items and so much more. Attached is their shop that features handmade furniture. So worth a visit!
Sauders
Sauders Store is an genuine Mennonite country store that is packed with fresh produce, bulk packaged goods, local meats and cheese, jams, pickled items and so much more. Attached is their shop that features handmade furniture. So worth a visit!
WomanMade Products specializes in products made by women, from women owned companies and inspired by women. WomanMade Products has found a special home in Seneca Falls that is home to Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Amelia Bloomer and the first women’s newspaper “The Lily.” Seneca Falls is also the location of the first convention for women’s rights in 1848, the Women’s Rights National Historical Park and the National Women’s Hall of Fame.
WomanMade Products
91 Fall Street
WomanMade Products specializes in products made by women, from women owned companies and inspired by women. WomanMade Products has found a special home in Seneca Falls that is home to Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Amelia Bloomer and the first women’s newspaper “The Lily.” Seneca Falls is also the location of the first convention for women’s rights in 1848, the Women’s Rights National Historical Park and the National Women’s Hall of Fame.
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Waterloo Premium Outlets
655 New York 318
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Essentials

TOPS Friendly Markets
1989 Seneca St
Walmart Supercenter
1860 Waterloo Geneva Rd
ALDI
2065 NY-5
Quick in town convenience store with just the basics.
Byrne Dairy and Deli
153 Fall Street
Quick in town convenience store with just the basics.

Day Spa and Salon on Van Cleef Lake

Looking for a little pampering on your get-a-way . . . mani/pedi, facial, heavenly massage, hair cut . . . all using Aveda products. This is a fabulous salon and day spa that is only a block from our house. It is located in a newly renovated historic building on the water with an open and spacious interior and stylish decor. Highly recommended!
Elements on Van Cleef
31 Fall Street
Looking for a little pampering on your get-a-way . . . mani/pedi, facial, heavenly massage, hair cut . . . all using Aveda products. This is a fabulous salon and day spa that is only a block from our house. It is located in a newly renovated historic building on the water with an open and spacious interior and stylish decor. Highly recommended!