© 2008 Kristian S. Reynolds

Vineyard hopping and more in historic Seneca Falls.

August 17, 2012

Legend has it that the quaint town of Seneca Falls inspired Bedford Falls in Frank Capra’s movie It’s a Wonderful Life (1946). Set between two of the Finger Lakes, about 50 miles east of Syracuse, the town is best known as the historic birthplace of women’s rights. Explore its past but also its scenic natural surroundings.

Cayuga Wine Trail

Enjoy a lakeside drive and sample wine at the 16 vineyards.

Women's Rights National Historic Park

Explore the birthplace of women’s rights at this free museum.

National Women's Hall of Fame

Mac's Drive-In

The carhops deliver burgers at this retro joint.

ZuZu Cafe

Stop in for a latte and panini and conversation with locals. The restaurant is named for Zuzu in It’s a Wonderful Life.

Hubbell House

This charming little B&B in an 1855 Gothic Revival house on Van Cleef Lake features Victorian antiques and full sit-down breakfasts.

Cayuga Lake State Park

Take a drive or paddle along part of the 12-mile Cayuga-Seneca Canal, teeming with bass, trout, and salmon.

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