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Welcome to Seneca, NY


Seneca is a town in southeastern Ontario County, bordered to the north by Phelps, to the east by Geneva, to the south by Benton (Yates County), and to the west by Hopewell and Gorham. Seneca is a sparsely populated town – only about 2,700 residents – which is mainly agricultural..


Most of your shopping needs here can be met in nearby Geneva. For grocery shopping, Geneva has a Wegmans supermarket at 300 Hamilton St. and a Tops Friendly Markets store at 381 Hamilton St. For retail shopping, Geneva has a vibrant downtown area with smaller stores and a few national chains, as well as a Walmart Supercenter on Routes 5 & 20 store and a Peebles at 333 Hamilton St..

Recreation & Entertainment

In the town of Seneca, the main entertainment options are outdoor activities like hunting, fishing, hiking and the like. The big attractions in the area are Seneca Lake – just a few miles east – and the wine industry. Nearby Geneva has plenty of places to see and things to do. Seneca Lake State Park is on the lakeshore in the northern part of Geneva. Boating, swimming, and fishing are huge here, and Geneva bills itself as “the Lake Trout Capital of the World.”.

Transportation & Traffic

Routes 5 & 20 pass through Seneca, heading east-west. Route 14A is a north-south highway.

Pros & Cons

If you’re looking for a quiet town with plenty of wide-open space, Seneca is for you. The town is mainly agricultural, with only about 2,700 residents. It’s a quick drive east to Geneva and to Seneca Lake, one of the glorious Finger Lakes known for boating, fishing and the area-wide wine industry.

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