CANAL SPLASH 2007

August 10 - 12

Celebrate New York States Canal's


CAYUGA - SENECA CANAL EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

CAYUGA COUNTY

Erie Canal Photo Display & Exhibit

  • Location: Old Brutus Museum, 8943 Seneca St., Weedsport
  • Date: August 11
  • Time: 10AM - 3PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Organization:  Old Brutus Museum
  • Tel: 315-834-6285
  • Email: [email protected] 

Description:  Come see our historic photography and artifact display celebrating Erie Canal history.

Driving directions: Exit 40 Weedsport/Auburn off Interstate 90. Take a right onto Rt. 34 South, or Seneca Street. The museum address is 8943 Seneca Street. 

Note: Parking Available.

SENECA COUNTY

Guided Walking Tours of Historic Seneca Falls

  • Location:  Heritage Area Visitor Center
  • Date:  August 10-12, 2007
  • Time:  Anytime during the day - as requested
  • Admission:  Free
  • Organization:  Seneca Falls Heritage Area Visitor Center
  • Contact:  Adriene Emmo or Anya Harris
  • Tel:  315-568-2703
  • Email:  [email protected]
  • Website:  www.senecafalls.com

Description:  Mr. Richard Burtless, a retired history teacher, volunteer at the Visitor Center and longtime local resident, brings history alive for visitors who accompany him on a tour of significant sites in Seneca Falls.

Tours meet at the Seneca Falls Heritage Area Visitor Center, 115 Falls Street, Lower Level, Seneca Falls NY 13148.  Tours are offered every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday usually at noon and 2:30pm.

Driving directions:  From the NY State Thruway at exit 41, pay the toll and turn right onto Rte 414 South.  Continue to the intersection of Rtes 5 & 20.  Turn left or east onto 5 & 20.  Continue approximately 1 and 1/2half miles to downtown Seneca Falls.  Follow the Heritage Area Signs.  Our entrance is on Fall Street (or 5 & 20) which is the main street of our downtown.

Public Transportation:  STS bus service stops at the corner of the Hotel Gould at State Street and 5 & 20.  The entrance to the Heritage Area Visitor Center is directly across the street from the bus stop.

Note:  Parking Available at the Municipal Lot. Handicap Accessible (Use the elevator at canalside at the back of the Partridge Building.

Limited Release Wine Tasting

  • Location: Swedish Hill Vineyard
  • Date: Saturday, August 11
  • Time: 9:00am – 6:00pm
  • Admission: Free
  • Organization: Swedish Hill Vineyard
  • Contact:
  • Tel: 315-549-8326
  • Email:
  • Website: www.swedishhill.com

Description: Be the first to sample our limited release wines and enjoy wine specials.

Directions: 4565 Route 414, Romulus

 

Summer Sunday Concerts

  • Venue: Polarus Americana Vineyards Winery & Crystal Lake Cafe
  • Date: Sunday, August 12
  • Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Admission: Wine available by the glass or bottle; complementary appetizers
  • Organization: Polarus Americana Vineyards Winery & Crystal Lake Cafe
  • Contact:
  • Tel: 607-387-6801
  • Email:
  • Website: www.americanavineyards.com

Directions: 4367 East Covert Road, Interlaken

 

Vineyard Nights Summer Concert Series

  • Venue: Buttonwood Grove Winery
  • Date: Friday, August 10
  • Time: 7:30PM to 10:30PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Organization: Buttonwood Grove Winery
  • Contact:
  • Tel: 607-869-9760
  • Email: i[email protected]
  • Website: www.buttonwoodgrove.com

Description: Enjoy live music, good wine and the ambiance of a vineyard night.

Directions: 5986 Route 89, Romulus

Note: Rain or shine.

 

Elizabeth Cady Stanton House Tours

  • Location: 32 Washington Street, Seneca Falls
  • Date: Friday, August 10 - Sunday, August 12
  • Time: 11:15AM and 2:15PM daily
  • Admission: Free & open to the public
  • Organization: Elizabeth Cady Stanton House
  • Contact:
  • Tel: 315-568-0024
  • Email:

Website: www.nps.gov/wori/

Description: The Stanton House is part of Women's Rights National Historical Park and is listed as a National Historic Landmark.

 

Friday Nite Car Cruise Cars and Bikes

  • Venue: Petro Stopping Center
  • Date: Friday, August 10, Saturday, August 11, Sunday, August 12
  • Time: 5:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Admission: Free
  • Organization: Petro Stopping Center
  • Tel: 315-539-9062
  • Description: Cruise Cars and Bikes, music, food & fun.
  • Directions: Route 414 at Thruway Exit 41, Waterloo

 

Rose Hill Mansion and Johnston House/Mike Weaver Drain Tile Museum

  • Location: Route 96A in Geneva
  • Date: Friday, August 10 - Sunday, August 12
  • Time: Friday & Saturday 10:00am – 4:00pm, Sunday 1:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Admission: $3.00 for adults, $2.00 for sr. citizens and children 10-18 yrs
  • Organization: Geneva Historical Society
  • Contact:
  • Tel: (315) 789-5151

Annual Juried Art Show Artists

  • Venue: Seneca County Arts Council Gallery
  • Location: 109 Fall St, Seneca Falls
  • Date: Friday, August 10, and Saturday, August 11
  • Time: Fri 10 AM to 4 PM; Sat 10 AM to 1 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Organization: Seneca County Arts Council
  • Tel: 315-549-7030

Cayuga Lake State Park

  • Location: 2678 Lower Lake Road? Seneca Falls, NY 13148
  • Date: Friday, August 10 - Sunday, August 12
  • Time: All Day
  • Admission: Varies
  • Organization: New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
  • Tel: 315-568-5163
  • Website: www.nysparks.state.ny.us

Description: Named in 2007 as one of the Top 100 Campgrounds in the nation. Cayuga Lake State Park's terrain is flat at lakeshore, where the beach and sun lawns are, then slopes gently uphill to campsites and cabins. The scenic highlight of the park is its expansive view of Cayuga Lake. In the shallow water near the park, largemouth bass, bullheads and carp thrive. In deeper water, anglers can catch northern pike, small mouth bass, lake trout, landlocked salmon and many other varieties of fish. The park has a boat launch, playground, playing field.

Directions: Rte 89, north end of Cayuga Lake, West Shore.

 

Sampson State Park

  • Location: Route 96A, Romulus, NY 14541
  • Date: Friday, August 10 - Sunday, August 12
  • Time: All Day
  • Admission: Varies
  • Organization: New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
  • Tel: 315-585-6392
  • Website: www.nysparks.state.ny.us

Description: Sampson State Park was once a naval training station, then an Air Force base before becoming a state park. Military roads and buildings have been replaced with grasses, wildflowers, shrubs and trees on flat, rolling woodlands surrounding ravines. The focal point of the park is the 123-berth marina for seasonal and transient boaters. There are 245 electric campsites and 64 non-electric sites, picnic areas, playground and playing fields that include tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, a swimming beach, a recreation building, and organized activities including tours, hikes and wildlife watches. Seneca Lake is famous for its trout fishing.

Directions: Route 96A, 11 miles south of Geneva. East shore of Seneca Lake, off Route 96A.

TOMPKINS COUNTY

Taughannock Falls State Park

  • Location: 2221 Taughannock Road, Trumansburg, NY 14886
  • Date: Friday, August 10 - Sunday, August 12
  • Time: All Day
  • Admission: Varies
  • Organization: New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
  • Tel: (607) 387-6739
  • Website: www.nysparks.state.ny.us

Description: Taughannock Falls State Park's namesake waterfall is one of the outstanding natural attractions of the Northeast. Taughannock Falls plunges 215 feet past rocky cliffs that tower nearly 400 feet above the gorge. Gorge and rim trails offer spectacular views from above the falls and from below at the end of the gorge trail. Campsites and cabins overlook Cayuga Lake, with marina, boat launch and beach nearby. A multi-use trail--hiking, cross-country skiing--winds past sledding slopes and natural skating ponds. Boat Launch Site not suitable for any type of sailboat. The park also offers organized activities including tours through the Taughannock Gorge and summer concerts along the lakefront.

Directions: Route 89, 8 miles north of Ithaca.


SCHYULER COUNTY

NASCAR Nextel Cup Series

  • Venue: Watkins Glen International
  • Date:  August 9-12, 2007
  • Organization:  Schuyler County Chamber of Commerce
  • Contact:  Michelle L. Benjamin
  • Tel:  (607) 535-4300
  • Email:  [email protected]
  • Website:  www.schuylerny.com

Description:  The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series returns in 2007 for their 21st time and will once again turn left and right during its traditional weekend, August 9-12.  Fans can see NASCAR Nextel Cup Series stars challenge the famed 2.45-mile track in the NASCAR Busch Series during the Zippo 200, August 11.  The weekend action kicks off as the Daytona Prototypes of the Grand American Rolex Series make their second appearance at The Glen, August 10.  Once again the track will host a free Saturday night concert included with admission. Also be on the lookout for celebrities. In 2006 Miss America stopped by for Tony Award winner Kristen Chenoweth sang one of the best National Anthems the track has witnessed.

Driving directions: From Buffalo, Toronto, and points West: I-90 East to Rte. 14 South (Geneva Exit 42) take 14 South to Watkins Glen along the west side of beautiful Seneca Lake. 40 minutes from Exit 42; or, I-90 East to 390 South to Rte. 17(I-86) East to Exit 42 (Cooper Plains). Follow Meads Creek Rd./County Rte. 16 Northeast to WGI.

From Cleveland, Jamestown, Olean, Erie, Bradford, and points West: Rte. 17(I-86) East to Rte. 414 North in Corning (Exit 46 turn left at end of exit ramp). 25 minutes from Corning.

From Williamsport, Harrisburg, and points South: Rte. 15. North to Rte. 17(I-86) East to Rte. 414 North (Exit 46 turn left at end of exit ramp). 25 minutes from Corning.

From Albany, Springfield MA, Oneonta: Rte. 88 West to Rte. 17(I-86) West to Rte. 14 North in Horseheads. 25 minutes from Horseheads.

From Utica and points East (scenic route): I-90 West to Rte. 81 South to Rte. 79 West (in Ithaca) to Rte. 414 South. 30 minutes from Ithaca.

From Binghamton, Scranton, New York City, and points South East: Rte. 17(I-86) West to Rte. 14 North in Horseheads. 25 Minutes from Horseheads.

From Syracuse, Auburn, Oswego: I-90 West to Rte. 14 South (Geneva exit 42). 40 minutes from Exit 42.

Watkins Glen International is located approximately 3 miles outside of the Village of Watkins Glen. From Franklin Street in the Village, go South on Rte. 414 to the traffic light (3/4 mile) at the top of the hill and turn right. Go approximately 2.25 miles to the track (on the left).

Note:  Handicap Accessible. For detailed ticket or event information: Call (866) 461-RACE www.theglen.com

Finger Lakes Rail Ride for Victory Junction Gang

Watkins Glen State Park

  • Location: Watkins Glen, NY 14891
  • Date: Friday, August 10 - Sunday, August 12
  • Time: All Day
  • Admission: Varies
  • Organization: New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
  • Tel: (607) 535-4511
  • Website: www.nysparks.state.ny.us

Description: ¤Named in 2005 as one of Reserve America's Top Outdoor Locations and one of the Top 100 Campgrounds in the nation.?Watkins Glen State Park is the most famous of the Finger Lakes State Parks, with a reputation for leaving visitors spellbound. Within two miles, the glen's stream descends 400 feet past 200-foot cliffs, generating 19 waterfalls along its course. The gorge path winds over and under waterfalls and through the spray of Cavern Cascade. Rim trails overlook the gorge. Campers and day-visitors can enjoy the Olympic-size pool, scheduled summer tours through the gorge, tent and trailer campsites, picnic facilities and excellent fishing in nearby Seneca Lake or Catherine Creek, which is renowned for its annual spring run of rainbow trout.

Directions: Near south end of Seneca Lake, off Route 14. Main entrance, Village of Watkins Glen.

 ONTARIO COUNTY

Exhibit: From Steamboat Landing to State Park: Public Access in the Finger Lakes

Description: This summer a new exhibit, From Steamboat Landing to State Park: Public Access in the Finger Lakes is on display at the Geneva Historical Society. The exhibit explores the changing recreational use and development of the Finger Lakes from the early 19th-century to the present. It will be open through the end of 2007.

Over the years Genevans have used Seneca Lake as a transportation route, harbor for canal and steamboats, an industrial site, dumping ground, and recreation space. Other towns in the Finger Lakes have gone through similar transformations. Through the decades visitors have enjoyed the lakes by taking steamboat excursions, owning or renting cottages, joining yacht clubs, or visiting public parks. Today emphasis is placed on the recreational aspects of the lakes and attracting tourists to them, yet the water is also vital to residents, agriculture, and other businesses. Everyone within the Finger Lakes‚ watersheds affects their quality and area governments face the challenge of balancing the sometimes conflicting needs of visitors and residents. From Steamboat Landing to State Park considers this question in light of the lakes‚ history and environment using images, documents, and artifacts from around the Finger Lakes and family-friendly interactives.

Driving directions:  543 South Main Street, Geneva, NY 14456

  • Exit I-90 east at Exit 42, Geneva.
  • Go right at the intersection of Route 14, heading south.
  • About 5 miles down turn right onto Gambee Road.
  • The first left (about 1/4 mile on) is Genesee Street. Turn left. Follow Genesee Street to the first light at the intersection of North Street. Turn right onto North Street.
  • At the next light, by Geneva General Hospital, turn left onto North Main Street. Follow North Main Street to downtown Geneva, past the intersections at Castle, Seneca and William Streets. Here it becomes South Main Street.
  • The Geneva Historical Society is about a half mile down, on the left-hand side, in a brick house, just opposite North Cloverleaf Drive and the signs for Routes 5&20 West.
  • Parking is on the street or at Trinity Episcopal Church across the street.

Public Transportation: Geneva offers no public transport except for taxis from the bus station.


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