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Finger Lakes Vacation: Day 7

We ate breakfast out on Tuesday (May 31), our last full day in New York’s Finger Lakes region. 

We drove to New Hope Mills Store & Cafe for breakfast. 

New Hope Mills Store & Cafe

We knew of this cafe only from our stop at the old mill at Routes 66a and 41a, as we drove around Skaneateles Lake, on the fourth day of our vacation.  I search online for any information on the mill. You may recall this photograph of the old mill that I shared on the blog post for the fourth day of our vacation.

New Hope Mills Ruins

The mill is being preserved, with the goal of an operational museum.

The New Hope Mills Cafe was cozy, surrounded by store merchandise.  I ordered the Country Breakfast which consisted of two buttermilk pancakes, 2 eggs, choice of bacon or sausage, and tea.  Bob ordered Farm-Fresh Omelet (Three eggs, choice of cheese, and side of home fries and homemade toast).  He added a side of bacon.  Breakfast was delicious; our waitress was attentive.  We ended up leaving with full bellies and items that we purchased from the country store (waffle mix and mugs).

After breakfast we drove to Seneca Falls.  We visited the Women’s Rights National Historical Park. In particular we visited the Wesleyan Methodist Church, the Visitor Center and the Elizabeth Lady Stanton House.

Weslyan Methodist Chapel

The Wesleyan Chapel is the location of the First Women’s Rights Convention held on July 19 and 20, 1848, in which approximately 300 people gathered to attend. It is considered by many historians to be the formal beginning of the Women’s Rights Movement in the United States.

Weslyan Methodist Chapel Interior

This illustration portrays the morning session of the second day of the convention.

From left to right:
Frederick Douglas, James Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Mary Ann M’Clintock, Sr and Lucretia Mott

The Visitor Center, located next door to the chapel, features two floors of museum exhibits on the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention, including the “First Wave” statue installation on the ground floor.

“First Wave”
Elizabeth Cady Stanton is located at the far left in the large statue group.

The home of Elizabeth Cady Stanton is located across Van Cleef Lake. Stanton called her home the “Center of the Rebellion” during her family’s 15 years in Seneca Falls. 

Elizabeth Cady Stanton Home

From the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House we drove to the Ludovico Sculpture Trail.  The trail is 1.8 mi round trip. We walked the trail for about 1/4 mi and turned around.  The trail was muddy in spots; it was hot and my knee hurt. We did see a few sculptures.

Amelia Bloomer by Cherry Rahn

Amelia Bloomer was an early suffragist, editor, and social activist. She was also a fashion advocate who worked to change women’s clothing styles.

Amelia Bloomer by Cherry Rahn
and
It’s a Wonderful Life Bridge in the background
Canal Diggers by Brian Pfeiffer

Leaving Seneca Falls we drove to and through Montezuma Wildlife Refuge.  We didn’t see anything worth photographing.  

From Montezuma we returned to our Airbnb, but not before stopping at our hosts’ house.  Our hosts live one house up from the Airbnb.  We were invited to stop by and take a picture of the lake from their vantage point.

Wyckoff Road View of Owasco Lake
(looking south)
Wyckoff Road View of Owasco Lake
(looking north)

We ate dinner at Drifters on Owasco.  Drifters is located in Moravia at the southern end of Owasco Lake.  We sat on the deck alongside Owasco Lake.

Bob ordered a Buffalo Chicken Wrap with chips.  I ordered boneless chicken wings with sweet potato fries.  Our waitress was personable and efficient.  The food was good.  The view was outstanding.  We sat on an outside deck alongside the lake. 

Lakeside Dining

We enjoyed conversation with a couple visiting from NYC, who drove from Ithaca NY to eat at Drifters.

After dinner, we returned to our Airbnb.  We enjoyed our last camp fire of vacation.   We started packing.

2 Responses to “Finger Lakes Vacation: Day 7”

  1. Betty

    Very interesting about the Women’s Rights National Historic Park. I hadn’t realized these efforts started in 1848. It looks like such a pretty area with several points of interest in the area. I love breakfast out, and yours sounded really good!

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  2. Eileen Wise

    Hello,
    The views of the lake are beautiful. Lovely the statues and museum exhibits. Your meals all sound delicious. Take care, have a happy weekend!

    Reply

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