NY State Parks and Penn Yan Village Parks
 
SELECTED LIST

ACTIVITY

LOCATION

DESCRIPTION

Keuka Lake State Park

25 minutes from Grace Gardens- just north of Branchport on Keuka Lake.

Swimming, overnite camping, picnic facilities, boat launch, fishing. Follow Rt 54A from Penn Yan south, turn at park sign.

Seneca Lake State Park

20 minutes from Grace Gardens- just east of Geneva on Seneca Lake.

Swimming,  picnic facilities, boat launch, fishing, but NO over night camping. Follow NY 5 & US 20 east from Geneva, turn at park sign. Paved 2 mile walk way along Seneca lake from park to Ramada Inn including a long pier into the lake  Free parking available for walk at Ramada Inn.

Sampson State Park

Across Seneca Lake from Grace Gardens.

Swimming, overnite camping, picnic facilities, boat launch, fishing. Follow NY 5 & US 20 east from Geneva. Turn south on NY 96A. About 12 miles south on NY 96A. Built on site of old WWII Sampson Naval/Airforce Base

Red Jacket Park

15 minutes from Grace Gardens- in village of Penn Yan on east side of Keuka Lake.

Swimming, picnic facilities, (boat launch nearby on Keuka Outlet). Follow Rt 54 in Penn Yan south (park is just south of McDonalds restaurant)

Indian Pines Park

15 minutes from Grace Gardens- in village of Penn Yan west side of Keuka Lake.

Swimming, picnic facilities, (boat launch nearby on Keuka Outlet). Follow Rt 54A in Penn Yan south (turn left at Seneca Farms Ice Cream Store)

Watkins Glen State Park

30 minutes from Grace Gardens- in Watkins Glen along Rt 14.

Path and steps follow gorge cut through rock- many waterfalls. Very interesting scenic side trip. If you walk back to parking lot along top of gorge, take the south rim route. The north rim route has a zillion cement steps. Watkins Glen village also has a public park on the south shore of Seneca lake- shaded picnic facilities and swimming available. Many interesting small shops and antique stores line Main St. A Seneca lake boat cruise is available at the foot of the lake.

REFERENCES
These are organizations that can provide additional information on area visits.
Finger Lakes Assoc  309 Lake St., Penn Yan, NY 14527 Link to Finger lakes Assoc home page.
Seneca lake Wine trail  Wineries Around Scenic Seneca Lake Link to Seneca Lake Wine Trail

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