The White Deer – A Must See Near Seneca Lake

White Deer - near Seneca Lake

White Deer - near Seneca Lake

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
If you have ever driven down State Route 96A near Sampson State Park and have seen cars pulled over to the road near a fenced in area, well you are passing by viewers looking at these white beauties.  They are protected by the immense fence line that surrounds the old grounds of the Seneca Army Depot.  These ghostly looking deer have been here for as long as anyone can remember.   Most in the area have seen them at least once.  Many times as I am driving from location A to location B, I do not even think about them being there or how unique this herd is.  And then I see one grazing by the fence and I pull over, even for just a moment to watch.  They continue on with their eating activity as if I did not exist. 
 
These deer are not albino like many assume, but just a mutation.  They also coexist with average white tail deer.  As far as white deer go, you can find them in pockets in other areas of New York State, but these deer have become famous because they can always be found at the old Army Base location and easily filmed.
 
The next time you are out doing the “wine tours”, take a drive by and see if any are out by the fence.  They are fascinating to watch because of their eerie qualities.  If you are renting a home in the Finger Lakes or out looking for lakefront property with your realtor ( hopefully that is me ), ask them to take you to the vicinity of where these deer can be seen.   The downside is that you will have to bypass some great scenery to get there.
 
It is a very short drive from Cayuga or Seneca Lake and within an hours drive from Keuka Lake.  Well worth the drive.
 
This information brought to you by your favoite waterfront Realtor, Mary St. George, Associate Broker, Wine Trail Properties, Your Personal Connection to Lakefront Living in the Finger Lakes, 315-719-8377     www.winetrailproperties.com
 
 

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