The town of Geneva (population 13,000) on the North end of Seneca Lake has a wonderful small town feel, with historic homes, a charming old town square and a "main street" (actually Exchange Street) that exudes local flavor. Pulteney Square sits at the heart of the original lay of the land, offering serenely beautiful views of Seneca Lake. The highly regarded, small liberal arts colleges Hobart and William Smith are located in Geneva.
The major industries in Geneva are tourism and winemaking, and touring the Seneca Wine Trail is the most popular combination of the two. Seneca Lake State park is a big draw—recreational activities on offer include hiking, fishing, swimming and camping. The park has two marinas, both with transient slips available. If you want to hit the links, the Big Oak Golf Course is one of the best in the area—it's a challenging course with water hazards and tricky greens.
There are plenty of B&B's and hotels available. In Geneva, you'll find major chain hotels, independent motels and a couple of boutique hotels to choose from.
Seneca Lake features dozens of wonderful wineries, many of which are open daily for tastings.
The Geneva area offers a range of lodging options–from resorts to motels and many choices in between to suit any comfort level.