Question: Where are the waterfalls in Seneca Falls? Answer: Coming soon to Geneva.
Over two days in 1915, water filled the basin that is now Van Cleef Lake in Seneca Falls. That’s when the falls in Seneca Falls were hidden.
However, later this month Geneva’s man-made falls will be turned on. That’s what you’ll see as you drive by the new Finger Lakes Welcome Center on the lakefront. Interim Geneva City manager Sage Gerling says the center is promoting all of the Finger Lakes Region.
The state is building 10 Welcome Centers to help promote tourism, and with the new $5-million dollars worth of upgrades in Geneva comes a giant “I Love NY” sign right on the shore of the lakefront.
The facility will also feature an updated interior with historical information and interactive tourism kiosks, a Taste NY store, a children’s playground, electric vehicle charging stations, a farmers market and more. It also will be open year-round.
The opening for the new Geneva Welcome Center is planned for later this month, but no official opening date has yet been announced.