Queens Castle

Queens Castle

Built in 1899, Queen's Castle is the largest permanent structure at Fossenvue. The structure was restored and can be viewed by visitors to the Finger Lakes National Forest. Photo courtesy Carolyn Zogg.

Fireplace

Fireplace

Fireplace inside Queen's Castle has the Fossenvue motto, "Kindle Friendship," on a large wooden plaque overhead. During a 2004 restoration, Elizabeth Smith Miller's initials were also found carved into the mantelpiece. Photo courtesy Carolyn Zogg.

Water hammock

Water hammock

The water hammock was a favorite way for campers to relax and keep cool during the daytime hours. Photo courtesy of Carolyn Zogg.

Seneca Lake steamboat

Seneca Lake steamboat

Typical Seneca Lake steamboat of the period. Elizabeth Smith Miller and six friends boarded a "liner" like this one in Geneva, New York, and cruised south until they chose the location for Fossenvue.

Fossenvue from above

Fossenvue from above

Fossenvue site from above. Queen's Castle is the square object partly covered by trees in cleared area on the point. Parking is due east. State Route 414 is just off right-hand edge of photo.

To access: Take County Road 137 (first crossroad south of Shalestone Vineyards) west, proceed downhill to parking lot. Walk about 1 mile further downslope. By boat, Caywood Point is the first point north of Valois Point / Village of Valois.

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