There are moments when you wake up in a hotel and just feel so at home. After a wonderful stay at Grist Iron Lodge, I felt this way. I woke up to a wonderful view overlook the Seneca Lake and vineyards. I just wanted to share my day after this experience because I know many of you travel to this area. You may not know some of these great activities and places to visit! After a hearty breakfast at the Grist Iron we started our day off early.
Driving into town I seem to always pass Hector Falls. I do not believe I have ever written about it but had to mention it. If you have the time stop and snap a few photos in front of this waterfall. DO IT! It is so captivating it is worth the time! I will say it is on a busy road, so often times I stand on the opposite side of the road and zoom in to get great shots like the one pictured above!
I have mentioned the Watkins Glen State Park but for so many great reasons, I have to AGAIN! With 19 waterfalls, Olympic sized swimming pool, hiking trails there is so much to take in and see. I also love visiting in the different seasons because everything looks and feels different. Walk under, around and next these wonderful creations of nature.
We started to hike and capture some of the wonderful falls while there. We went early and I have to say this is the time to go! You beat the crowds and can really enjoy stopping and taking in the wondrous views.
A fellow writer friend of mine, Erin from World Wanderer suggested yoga while we were visiting. I would never have thought to do such things but it was a wonderful way to start our day off!
Since we were blessed with wonderful weather we took to the Seneca Lake. Every time I visit the area I spend time on the Lake. It really pulls the area together and there is so much you can do. From boating, a schooner trip, paddle boarding you name it, just get you butt out on the water and enjoy it!
Visit some local businesses while in town. We stopped into a Creamery and just explored the farm. I find learning where our food comes from and really immersing yourself in the process helps you enjoy the products more!
Taking that a step further we also visited Distilleries and wineries. The Wine trail is such a significant part of this area, why not enjoy it? If you are interested in these trails check out how I “Drank My Way through the Finger Lakes!”
Food was a huge part of our day and I guess I forgot to mention it in this post… YIKES! I have been to so many great places while I have been in town. You can check out one of my articles talking food.
Another great reason I loved my stay at the Grist Iron was the brewery on the property. After a wonderful day of exploration we could retire to our rooms. Draw a bath put on some comfy clothes and walk to the brewery for some beverages. My time spent in the Seneca Lake region has grown considerably this year. I have learned so much about the area and really enjoyed my stays while in town. I cannot help but share them with all of you in hopes you too will visit and share in my excitement!
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