The website I've sited here says this is the site of the largest white deer herd in the world. I do know it is easy to spot them through the fence as one is traveling along the roadway beside the old depot.
This park is a nature walkers haven with grassy fields filled with wildflowers and shrubs and woods on flat, rolling hills surrounding rocky ravines. There is a large marina which can handle small boats (canoes and kayaks) or large motorboats; both seasonal and transient boaters.
300 campsites provide plenty of space and freedom for weekend campers or avid backpackers. There are picnic areas, playgrounds and ballfields; tennis and basketball courts, a supervised swimming beach, recreation buildings. On weekends the camp leaders have organized activities including tours, hikes and wildlife watches.
Fishing is very popular on Seneca Lake.
So come on over and enjoy an afternoon, a weekend or even a whole week here in Sampson Park.
This is a pretty little restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. The Cayuga lake view in the warm summer months is especially nice.
The specialty of the house is the Knapp Angus Burger, a huge beef sandwich made with Black Angus and a special sauce served on a Kaiser roll; delicious. Pie Ala Mode with warm, homemade apple pie is a good finisher. They always try to serve wine with each meal but we aren't imbibers so we stick with the coffee but they do have a fine selection of local grape blends.
The ambience is restful and the scenery is great. The decor is 20th century cottage.
The staff are friendly and prompt in providing for your needs. The food was served hot and delicious. The price was especially reasonable considering the area and the uniqueness of the restaurant.
See the website below for the full lunch and dinner menus and the restaurant hours.
With the push and pull of several governing bodies working to re-situate lands within Romulus and take lands from Romulus, there have arisen over the last 120 years, many communities attached to Romulus.
Some of these communities are:
Hayt Corners... village southeast of Romulus at intersection of route 129 with route 130
Kendaia... hamlet on route 96A (was a Cayuga Indian village)
Marsh Corner ... village east of Romulus
Poplar Beach... hamlet on on route 89
Sampson... located in Sampson State park
Tannery Corners... southeast of Romulus
part of Willard...hamlet along Seneca Lake on route 132
For most crimes, Romulus statistics show that it is well below the risk threshold. The only exception is for theft where Romulus rates about average in risk. You should probably make sure that you lock car doors and keep valuables out of sight when you visit the area. No use in tempting fate.
There are 25 registered sex offenders in the area and that is a little less than one sex offender for every 100 residents. Some extra caution may be needed in this regard when you visit Romulus. (see the website below for more details).
Use the information above to adjust your behaviour while you are in Romulus and you should have a nice safe visit.