Vacation In Your Own Backyard

July 2nd, 2020

There’s a time each year
That we always hold dear
Good old summertime
With the birds and the trees’es
And sweet scented breezes
Good old summertime
When your day’s work is over
Then you are in clover
And life is one beautiful rhyme
No trouble annoying
Each one is enjoying
The good old summertime

Lyrics from In the Good Old Summertime

postcard-from-geneva-ny-with-illustration-of-lakeAs we continue to make adjustments in our daily lives, we can still enjoy summer.  Through September 7 we will be highlighting a variety of  summer activities that can be done right here in Geneva on social media.  Below is a sample of the “backyard” activities.  A complete list can be found at our website.  And let us know if there are any activities you would like to see added to the list.


  • Sample ice cream from each of the local ice cream stands
  • Tour the world through our local restaurants
  • Canoe or kayak on the Seneca-Cayuga Canal
  • Recreate a summertime activity based on a photo from the Historical Society’s collection
  • Be a virtual guest of the Smith Opera House through the Smith Film Club or Ghost Light Tours
  • Explore the Kashong Conservation Area
  • Visit the Farmer’s Market

two views of Seneca LakeOur project partners for Vacation In Your Own Backyard are City of GenevaGeneva Area Chamber of Commerce, Geneva BID, Geneva Public Library, Public Art Committee, Smith Center For the Arts,  The Davis Gallery at Houghton House (Hobart and William Smith Colleges), and Town of Geneva

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