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Seneca Falls To Begin Bus Service To Wineries

The Village of Seneca Falls is beginning a one of a kind touring service with the Finger Lakes Wineries. For $10 per person, visitors will get the chance to catch a bus in Seneca Falls and ride to six area wineries in one day.The passes will be good all day and allow riders to hop aboard a shuttle that will run continuously throughout Seneca County on Saturdays or Sundays starting Mid June and running into October of this year.“The Seneca Wine allows more people to gain access to our wineries, “ explains Bob Buccieri, Director of the Seneca Falls Development Corporation and author of the program, “At $10 per day, it promises a great trip in the country and will showcase some of the best places in Seneca County to visit.” While the stops will be scheduled at wineries such as Knapp, Sheldrake Point and Wagner Wineries, the routes will pass many farm stands, villages and pass by the former Seneca Army Depot, “Where you may get the chance to see a white deer beyond the fence line,” Buccieri offers, “and you’ll see other places you may want to visit on your own sometime.”Tickets will be available for purchase at the Visitors Center in the Village of Seneca Falls starting a half hour before the tours begin. Once purchased, travelers will board the next available bus, which should run every 45 minutes or so starting at 10 AM on Saturday and 12 Noon on Sundays. These buses will maintain a regular schedule where visitors can get off where they wish, sample wines, visit the gift shop and, in select locations, have lunch before getting on the next available bus to continue their adventure.“It will run like any public transportation line and pick up and drop off travelers at specific locations each day of operation” offered Aug Sinicropi, President of the Board of the SFDC, “you may visit as many of the scheduled wineries as you like and return to Seneca Falls at the end of the day, and for $10 per person, it is more economical than driving yourself.” The Tour Bus will visit Wineries along the west shore of Cayuga Lake or the East shore of Seneca Lake, up to 6 wineries each day. The schedule will vary by day to make certain that as many of the wineries as possible get the chance to participate. “With 28 wineries located in Seneca County we have a great number of quality sites to visit and a vast selection of wines to sample. The shuttle will allow easy visits to a number of Seneca County wineries so that people can decide which to visit again as new vintages and products become available,” explained Fred Gaffney, Director of the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce.Boaters will take advantage of the free overnight dock space available in the village and climb aboard the Shuttle to sample the wines as well. Buccieri offers “We expect a number of visitors will join us from the Cayuga – Seneca Canal to enjoy an evening in our Village after a day of touring. Of course, they may choose to make a vacation of it and visit either Seneca or Cayuga Lake, or both!” The two largest Finger Lakes are available to boaters through locks on either side of the Village of Seneca Falls.For more information on the Shuttle Service, visit www.senecawinetour.com or call 315 568 8107.

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