Relax - Seneca Lake Style - Tranquility in the Finger Lakes
Sure there are a lot of things to do on Seneca Lake and in
the Finger Lakes region, but some days being on the lake is
all about pure and simple relaxation.
The waters of Seneca Lake have the hypnotic ability to draw
stress and worries out of anyone. All that is involved is
sitting back and staring out at the water and hillside backdrop.
We have studied the effect closely and discovered that the
effect works just as well if you are actively watching the
water, or just passively watching it as you take in a good
book. A good local wine or warm mug of coffee only deepens
the effect. It all starts with nestling into an Adirondack
chair to enjoy the afterglow of a wonderful breakfast. The
next thing you know, your stress is gone and the sky is presenting
you with an award winning sunset. You wonder where the day
went, but the reality is you don't care.
A sunset on Seneca Lake is an event not to be missed. Sometimes
the weather doesn't cooperate, but most of the time, regardless
of the season, the sunsets are breathtaking. On calm days
you even notice the silence as the animals pause to take in
the natural beauty of it all. If you will be out to dinner
during the sunset, we recommend that you dine at Logan Ridge,
the Stonecat Cafe
or Suzanne as they all face West and have perfect
locations for viewing the sunset. Better yet, stay with us
and view it from our deck or beachfront, and then head out
for a late dinner.
A scientist would tell you that the reason for the incredible
sunsets is the hill on the West side of the lake. It makes
the Sun set before it reaches the level of the water. This
causes more of the red light to be reflected off the water
at an angle you can actually see. Add in the right amount
of haze created by the evaporating water
of Keuka Lake to the West and it is perfect for scattering
the light to fill the sky as the sun sets. The final scientific
and artistic marvel is the deep blue waters of the deepest
of the Finger Lakes. Combine the deep blues, the scattering
haze, and the great angle and you have the scientific making
of a perfect sunset. Of course, we think that's a little too
much information...we just think it's magic.
Bring some film and capture some of the magic for yourself. If you do, be sure to enter our yearly wine in sunset photography competition.
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