- TripBuzz found 53 things to do with kids in or near Hector, New York, including 51 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Ithaca, Watkins Glen, Horseheads and Penn Yan.
- From Hector Falls, Hector, NY to Smith Memorial Park, the Hector area offers 48 different types of family activities, including: Parks, Waterfalls, History Museums and Movie Theaters.
- Located west of Ithaca is Hector. The New York city is most popularly visited for its stunning waterfalls and nature landscape. Bordering Seneca Lake, residents and tourists enjoy water recreational activities such as boating, fishing and swimming. Other popular points of interest include the Seneca Wine Trail, local farms and the Finger Lakes National Forest.
Located along Seneca Lake, Smith Memorial Park is a campground that provides access to the water for swimming and boating. The park offers shower and restroom facilities, picnic areas and nature trails suitable for hiking.
Dedicated to preserving the local history of the region, Dundee Area Historical Society is a volunteer led organization. It runs the Hoyt Coal Weigh Station, featuring mining artifacts, and the Old Schoolhouse Museum, a school from the 1890s.
Summit to Stream Adventures is an outdoor adventure guide service that leads fly fishing, steelhead and salmon fishing, charter fishing, and and kayak and canoe services. The business features an experienced and knowledgeable staff.
Spanning 35 acres, Clute Park Campground runs along Seneca Lake and provides a boat launch into the lake. The park has areas for soccer, baseball and tennis as well as picnic areas, a skate park and playground.
The centerpiece of the park in which it is found, the Gorge at Watkins Glen State Park was created by the glaciers immediately after the Ice Age. It is basically a 400 foot-deep narrow cut in the earth, through which several waterfalls pass.
The Watkins Glen State Park is the most popular in the Finger Lakes area, because it has a 400 foot-deep gorge, which forms 19 waterfalls. Among the amenities in here can be mentioned the picnic areas, the pavilions, the camping sites, and the playgrounds.