Expanding Your Adventure
Looking for something to do in the Finger Lakes? We’re happy to provide a great list of suggested nature sites, attractions, venues, shopping options, and activities below.
Please note that not all of these activities are available year-round, so you’re encouraged to visit their websites or call to verify hours and availability.
♦ Cycling – Gorgeous in the fall! Bluff Point Tour (Keuka Lake); Keuka Lake Outlet Trail; Hiking & Biking list from the Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance website (#32 – Bluff Point Tour, and #44 – Hammonsport Cycle Tour); Finger Lakes Cycling Club (Ithaca, NY based)
♦ Dinner Cruises – Canandaigua Lady (Canandaigua Lake);
♦ Farm Markets and “U-Pick” in Penn Yan: (click here for list)
♦ Fishing – New York DEC Licensing;
♦ Historic Sites – Rose Hill Mansion (Geneva. Temporarily closed.); Women’s Rights National Historical Park (Seneca Falls);
♦ Museums – Glenn H. Curtiss Aviation Museum (Hammondsport); Corning Museum of Glass (Corning); Granger Homestead and Carriage Museum (Canandaigua); National Soaring Museum (Elmira); Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion (Canandaigua);
♦ Natural Wonders – Finger Lakes Area State & Local Parks: Watkins Glenn, Stonybrook, Taughannock Falls, Buttermilk Falls
♦ Shopping – The Windmill Farm & Craft Market (Penn Yan); Waterloo Premium Outlet Mall (Waterloo)
♦ Wine Tastings & Winery Tours – see Keuka Wine Trail. [See “Cheese Trail” above.]
♦ Winter Sports (skiing (downhill and cross-country), snowshoeing, snowmobiling, skating) check out: Bristol Mountain; Keuka Lake State Park, Keuka Lake Outlet Trail
Apple Barrel Orchards
2732 Wager Hill Rd., Penn Yan, NY 14527. Tel: 315-536-2744
The Apple Farm
1640 Victor-Holcomb Rd., Victor, NY 14564. Tel: 585-924-3420
Jim Bedient’s Blueberry Patch
3955 Stever Rd., Branchport, NY 14418. Tel: 315-595-6674
Fulkerson Winery & Juice Plant
5576 State Route 14, Dundee, NY 14837. Tel: 607-243-7883
Sugar Shack Blueberry Farm
824 E. Swamp Rd., Penn Yan, NY 14527. Tel: 585-526-5442
Tomion’s Farm Market
200 State Rt. 14A , Penn Yan, NY 14527. Tel: 585-526-5400
5410 State Rt. 14A, Dundee, NY 14837. Tel: 607-243-7587
Hillview Blueberry Farm
9990 Bean Station Rd., Prattsburgh, NY 14873. Tel: 607-522-7055
Peek-A-Blue Berry Farm
5555 Oregon Rd., Bath, NY 14810. Tel: 607-776-7274
~ Around the Corner Catering – delivered dinners, pantry stocking, picnic food, limo meals, etc.
– Black Cat Bistro & Java-Gourmet – Small-batch gourmet foods menu; locally produced ingredients; coffee-roasters
~ Branchport Hardware – #1 West Lake Rd, Branchport, NY; 315-595-6622
~ Crooked Lake Mercantile – downtown Branchport groceries, deli, bakery, antiques, etc.
~ Keuka Corners restaurant & store – downtown Branchport coffee shop, pizza, groceries
~ Keuka Lake Association – founded in 1956 to preserve and protect Keuka Lake
~ Keuka Lake State Park – located directly across the lake from Lady of the Lakes Suites; has public boat ramp
~ Keuka Lake Wine Trail – wine events, local wine history, and info about the 8 wineries surrounding Keuka Lake
~ Keuka Outlet Trail – Built on the track bed of the old Fall Brook Railroad (1884-1974), the trail is 7.0 miles long and runs between the village of Penn Yan on Keuka Lake and Dresden on Seneca Lake. The shared-use trail is open to the public year-round between sunrise and sunset. Activities include hiking and other forms of foot-travel (snowshoeing, cross-country skiing), bicycling, horseback riding, dog-walking. Fishing and paddling on the creek. Snowmobiling allowed during winter months on the Friends’ section of the trail.
– Skyline Trading Post – casual restaurant / bar.
~ Finger Lakes Museum – a developing initiative that will showcase the cultural heritage and ecological evolution of the 9,000-square-mile Finger Lakes Region. The Museum sites will be located in the 620-acre Keuka Lake State Park (which is directly across the lake from Lady of the Lakes Suites) and in a 13-acre educational campus a mile away in Branchport, NY.
~ Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance – founded in 1919. Promotes the Finger Lakes Region as a tourism destination. Website is chockful of info on the Finger Lakes area categorized by “Things to Do”, “Places to Stay”, “Area Services”, “About the Region”, and “Group Travel”.
~ “Life in the Finger Lakes” magazine – “A magazine that reintroduces its readers to this special New York State region each passing season.” The publication focuses on the region’s scenic beauty, culture, wildlife and current trends. Published spring, summer, fall and winter.