That one was taken along NY Route 14 east of Dundee. If you notice in the foreground, there are a bunch of grape vines. Wineries are abundant along this highway between Geneva and Watkins Glen, with one about every mile or so. NY Route 89 along Cayuga Lake is another popular wine trail. Oh yeah, that other photo of Seneca Lake was taken from the south end at Watkins Glen.
There is a gorge near Geneva along Kashong Road, although I've never been to it. I've heard on the news up there on occasion of serious injuries to people occuring along that area, though I'm sure it's due to their risky inentions such as long diving. The one in Canajoharie has been famous for that. Hehe...here's an interesting item. We went to the gorge out in Canajoharie this past Saturday. As usual, there were many people there. What was unfamiliar were officers from Canajoharie Police Department actually patrolling the gorge by foot...a random thing. Signs are posted there in reference to the restriction of swimming within the gorge although people still do it anyway and have been for many years. They don't give a hootnanny about the fuzzy wuzzies. I believe the main reason for their patrolling is to keep people from diving off the falls into the water below. Many have gotten seriously injured or even killed there in the past. Meh, cops do take the fun out of things. :0P
I know exactly where this is because it is 1/2 mile from where I grew up! This picture is taken from Route 14 right next to Glenora Winery. About 1/2 mile south is Big Stream creek which created a beautiful gorge and a swimming hole called "The Basin". The Basin has natural cliffs that many of us used to dive off when I was a teenager. The top cliff is about 35-40 ft and you land into a perfectly round swimming hole that is 25-30 ft deep. Below the basin is a large train tressle that overlooks a beautiful waterfall that feeds into Seneca Lake at Glenora. The train tressle is very high and although the view from it is amazing it is also very dangerous. I got cought in the middle of it as a train was coming and had to run to a platform 50' from the end and stand on it while a train roared by three feet from me.
This whole area is surrounded by vineyards and wineries and beautiful gorges. The Indians said the Finger Lakes were formed by the hand of God and given the beauty of this area I believe they are right.
I grew up further north from Seneca Lake in Wayne County, not far from Lake Ontario. The Finger Lakes Region of New York is definitely a beautiful area. I've been through Yates County plenty of times. Great wine country indeed. :0)
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