Beautiful 39 acres parcel of land on magnificent Seneca Lake 10 miles from Watkins Glen. This property has 650 feet of lake frontage and 734 feet of frontage on State Rt. 14. Perfectly suited for a winery/vineyard.
Juniper Point at Seneca Lake is a beautiful 39 acre parcel of land on magnificent Seneca Lake in Yates County. This property is ten miles from the world famous Watkins Glen Speedway. Juniper Point has 665 feet of lake-frontage with stunning panoramic views and 714 of frontage on State Route 14 which is the main thoroughfare to Watkins Glen. This property is perfectly suited for a future vineyard and winery! Extensive soil reports have been conducted by Cornell University School of Agricultural and are available for review for the qualified buyer. Given the stunning lake frontage, proximity to area wineries and “The Glen” this property would also be appropriate to be developed for a resort with tie-ins to area attractions to respond to the increasing tourist demands for luxury accommodations. Juniper Point is presently zoned as residential so the interested buyer would need to work with the town to obtain the appropriate zoning changes. This is a very special property in an increasingly popular part of the United States and represents an outstanding opportunity for the discriminating buyer.
Welcome to wine country! Yates County is the largest grower of wine grapes outside of California, boasting over 9,393 acres of luscious vineyards and producing 54,600 tons of grapes annually! The region has 119 bonded wineries and is a source of world-class cool climate wines. The ancient soil of the Finger Lakes is underlain by beds of shale that produce award winning wines that are known for their natural acidity and balance. The land slopes down to deep glacial lakes which provides favorable micro climates and soils for the growth of premium grapes! The vibrant fruit flavors that characterize these award winning wines are a unique expression of the Finger Lakes!
Wineries in Yates County:
- Anthony Road Wine Company
- Barrington Cellars/Buzzard Crest Vineyards
- Bully Hill Vineyards
- Dr. Konstantin Frank Wine Cellars
- Earle Estates Meadery
- Four Chimneys Farm Winery
- Fox Run Vineyards
- Fulkerson Winery
- Glenora Wine Cellars
- Hermann J. Wiemer Winery
- Heron Hill Winery
- Heron Hill Winery On Seneca
- Hickory Hollow Wine Cellars/Highland Cellars Wine
- Hunt Country Vineyards
- Keuka Overlook Wine Cellars
- Keuka Spring Vineyards
- Lakewood Vineyards
- Magnus Ridge Winery
- Mcgregor Vineyard Winery
- Miles Wine Cellars, LLC
- Prejean Winery
- Ravines Wine Cellars
- Red Tail Ridge Winery
- Rock Stream Vineyards
- Rooster Hill Vineyards
- Seneca Shore Wine Cellars
- Shaw Vineyard
- Stever Hill Vineyards
- Torrey Ridge Winery
- Villa Bellangelo
- Yates Cellars
Seneca Lake is located in New York state between the charming towns of Geneva and Watkins Glen. Geneva is a quaint little town located at the north end of the lake where Hobart and William Smith Colleges are located. Watkins Glen is located at the south end of the lake and is famous for the world renowned Watkins Glen Speedway that attracts a 100,000+ visitors annually. The Seneca Nation, a Native American tribe that is indigenous to this area, named the lake which translated from the Iroquois language means “A place of stone”. There are 11 Finger Lakes and Seneca Lake is the second largest at 38 miles in length. Seneca Lake has the most volume of water and represents almost half of all of the water associated with the Finger Lakes. The average depth of the lake is 291 feet and is 618 feet at the deepest point. Because of it’s depth, there is a rich history of the military conducting training on the lake. Presently, the US Navy uses Seneca Lake for testing and evaluation of complex sonar systems.
Seneca Lake is located in four counties:
- Schuyler County, population of 18,343 with the county seat located in Watkins Glen
- Seneca County, population of 35,251 with the county seat located in Waterloo
- Yates County, population of 25,348 with the county seat located in Penn Yan
- Ontario County, population of 10,136 with the county seat located in Ontario
Interesting Facts About Seneca Lake:
- Considered the Trout Capital of the World and hosts an annual trout derby.
- Because of its depth the lake doesn’t freeze.
- Seneca Lake connects to the Atlantic Ocean from the canal system.
- During WWII the lake was used for training of soldiers at Sampson Training Center which is now Sampson State Park.
- The lake was used as a testing site for submarines.
- There are several barges from the 1800s that sunk at the southern tip of the lake and are being preserved for the enjoyment of scuba divers.
Finger Lakes Iroquois Indian Names Translation
“Otisco” means Waters Dried Away
“Skaneateles: means Long Lake
“Owasco” means Bridge on the Water
“Cayuga” means Boat Landing
“Seneca” means Place of Stone
“Keuka” means Canoe Landing
“Canandaigua” means The Chosen Spot
“Honeoye” means Where the Finger Lies
“Canadice” is another word for Long Lake
“Hemlock” refers to the Hemlock Tree
“Conesus” means “Always Beautiful”
Size of Finger Lakes: Longest to Shortest
Cayuga 40 miles long and 1.7 miles wide
Seneca 38 miles long and 1.7 miles wide
Keuka 20 miles long and .5 miles wide
Skaneateles 16 miles long and .75 miles wide
Canandaigua 15.5 miles long and 1.5 miles wide
Owasco 11.1 miles long and 1.3 miles wide
Conesus 8 miles long and .8 miles wide
Hemlock 7 miles long and .5 miles wide
Otisco 5.4 miles long and .75 miles wide
Honeoye 4.5 miles long and .8 miles wide
Canadice 3 miles long and .3 wide