Lara’s guidebook for Keuka Lake area

Lara
Lara’s guidebook for Keuka Lake area

Food scene

Great small town with grocery, banks, library, wine shop, antique shops, small boutiques, coffee house, yoga studio, swimming beach, boat rentals, bars, patios, and country courtyard.
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Hammondsport
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Great small town with grocery, banks, library, wine shop, antique shops, small boutiques, coffee house, yoga studio, swimming beach, boat rentals, bars, patios, and country courtyard.
It is hard to describe this place but basically it is a lake view small organic grocer plus snack bar and grill, with micro brew bar in the back, with a picnic area. Best soups, dogs, burgers all made from scratch. The best lunch destination for the locals. Get a few groceries and supplies while having an egg sandwich or a red hot (hot dog) on the back patio while staring at the gorgeous lake. And here is a major tip: ask Seth the owner if he has any soup and then buy a cup. I’m not really a soup person but their soups are fantastic.
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The Olney Place
823 East Lake Road
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It is hard to describe this place but basically it is a lake view small organic grocer plus snack bar and grill, with micro brew bar in the back, with a picnic area. Best soups, dogs, burgers all made from scratch. The best lunch destination for the locals. Get a few groceries and supplies while having an egg sandwich or a red hot (hot dog) on the back patio while staring at the gorgeous lake. And here is a major tip: ask Seth the owner if he has any soup and then buy a cup. I’m not really a soup person but their soups are fantastic.
The best home made ice cream, drive through service or eat on the picnic tables - everyone loves this place. Also fried chicken, burritos and some veggie options in separate kitchen. This is the most top rated place around Keuka Lake.
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Seneca Farms
2485 New York 54A
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The best home made ice cream, drive through service or eat on the picnic tables - everyone loves this place. Also fried chicken, burritos and some veggie options in separate kitchen. This is the most top rated place around Keuka Lake.
The closest winery to our place, just 1 mile away, but also one of my favorites. Gorgeous modern tasting room - children and dogs welcome. View! The family emigrated from France and started up their vines here, very French wines! Try the Cabernet Franc. They are open now for tasting every day.
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Domaine Leseurre Winery
13920 NY-54
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The closest winery to our place, just 1 mile away, but also one of my favorites. Gorgeous modern tasting room - children and dogs welcome. View! The family emigrated from France and started up their vines here, very French wines! Try the Cabernet Franc. They are open now for tasting every day.
This winery is 25 min from my place but has the very best view and is not as crowded as the touristy places like Heron Hill and Konstantin Frank. Buy a glass or a flight and have it delivered to you on the patio, and enjoy the gorgeous view of the lake and vineyards. They also sell chocolates. When you are done, head to Seneca Farms just down the road for ice cream or fried chicken.
Vineyard View Winery
2971 Williams Hill Rd
This winery is 25 min from my place but has the very best view and is not as crowded as the touristy places like Heron Hill and Konstantin Frank. Buy a glass or a flight and have it delivered to you on the patio, and enjoy the gorgeous view of the lake and vineyards. They also sell chocolates. When you are done, head to Seneca Farms just down the road for ice cream or fried chicken.
This is a great winery a few minutes drive from our place. Beautiful view and every Sunday afternoon in August they are having live music and a food vendor - by reservation only and yes, it's during COVID. Check their web site and enjoy! My favorite wine there is the Epic Reserve Red.
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Keuka Spring Vineyards
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This is a great winery a few minutes drive from our place. Beautiful view and every Sunday afternoon in August they are having live music and a food vendor - by reservation only and yes, it's during COVID. Check their web site and enjoy! My favorite wine there is the Epic Reserve Red.
The best small diner in upstate NY. The best biscuits, hash pancakes and eggs. Very tiny and housed in an old rail car, family run. Locals know it and love it.
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Penn Yan Diner
131 E Elm St
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The best small diner in upstate NY. The best biscuits, hash pancakes and eggs. Very tiny and housed in an old rail car, family run. Locals know it and love it.
This is the local pizza place - great pies and also subs. We order a pie every time on our first night of arrival so we don't have to cook. 10 minutes away.
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Wise Guys of Hammondsport
90 Pulteney Street
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This is the local pizza place - great pies and also subs. We order a pie every time on our first night of arrival so we don't have to cook. 10 minutes away.

Sightseeing

45 min drive from our place but we love it here - kids 17 and under are free, and they are open now. Gorgeous art glass and displays and shows of blowing glass. And the best gift shop in the world. We often just come for the gift shop. World renowned and right in the Finger Lakes.
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Corning Museum of Glass
1 Museum Way
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45 min drive from our place but we love it here - kids 17 and under are free, and they are open now. Gorgeous art glass and displays and shows of blowing glass. And the best gift shop in the world. We often just come for the gift shop. World renowned and right in the Finger Lakes.
Gorgeous waterfall you can hike up to. Small admission price and gift shop. A great day trip for families with kids of any age.
Watkins Glen
Gorgeous waterfall you can hike up to. Small admission price and gift shop. A great day trip for families with kids of any age.
This is our favorite swimming beach! Picnic area and playground for kids, clean water, lifeguard, dredged for swimming, great view. A short walk up to Seneca Farms for ice cream or burgers.
Indian Pines Park
69 Old Pines Trail
This is our favorite swimming beach! Picnic area and playground for kids, clean water, lifeguard, dredged for swimming, great view. A short walk up to Seneca Farms for ice cream or burgers.
This is a cute little local museum run by locals about the great Glenn Curtis who is the father of the seaplane and grew up in Hammondsport. Be sure to watch the great introductory film and learn about the history he forged.
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Glenn H Curtiss Museum
8419 New York 54
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This is a cute little local museum run by locals about the great Glenn Curtis who is the father of the seaplane and grew up in Hammondsport. Be sure to watch the great introductory film and learn about the history he forged.
This is an Amish grocery store -- good for seeing what Amish life is like and to interact a little while also getting some great fresh groceries. They also have a snack shop that serves basic sandwiches and soups. Check times to ensure they are open as they can have odd hours.
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Oak Hill Bulk Foods, Inc.
3173 New York 14A
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This is an Amish grocery store -- good for seeing what Amish life is like and to interact a little while also getting some great fresh groceries. They also have a snack shop that serves basic sandwiches and soups. Check times to ensure they are open as they can have odd hours.
Every Saturday morning until 12:30 pm the mostly Amish farmers set up a farmers market along downtown Penn Yan. If you are in town on a Saturday it's a great way to shop for fresh things for your evening meal and interact with the Amish who live mostly in Yates County.
Farmers Market
3998 New York 14A
Every Saturday morning until 12:30 pm the mostly Amish farmers set up a farmers market along downtown Penn Yan. If you are in town on a Saturday it's a great way to shop for fresh things for your evening meal and interact with the Amish who live mostly in Yates County.
The closest swimming beach and where you can get easy boat rentals. Lifeguard on duty. Cute little park for picnics. You can also launch your boat here. 10 min away.
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Depot Park
7 Water St
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The closest swimming beach and where you can get easy boat rentals. Lifeguard on duty. Cute little park for picnics. You can also launch your boat here. 10 min away.
This is our local movie theatre. They have movies every weekend in winter and every day in summer. Usually always at least one kid movie playing and a major blockbuster or two. Support local!
Lake Street Plaza
This is our local movie theatre. They have movies every weekend in winter and every day in summer. Usually always at least one kid movie playing and a major blockbuster or two. Support local!

Neighbourhoods

The coolest small town in America! 10 minutes from our place.
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Hammondsport
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The coolest small town in America! 10 minutes from our place.
Bigger than Hammondsport and maybe better services. Favorites of ours are Tops Market for all your groceries, Long's stationary store for books and art supplies, Seneca Farms Ice Cream, BBQ Shack and Donuts Dine Right, Water St Wine Bar and the Penn Yan Diner for breakfast or lunch in an old rail car. (PS someone wrote in the local tips below that there is a Walmart and a Lowe’s here — there is not. Maybe they mean Canandaigua which is 45 min away). There is a McDonald’s however.
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Penn Yan
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Bigger than Hammondsport and maybe better services. Favorites of ours are Tops Market for all your groceries, Long's stationary store for books and art supplies, Seneca Farms Ice Cream, BBQ Shack and Donuts Dine Right, Water St Wine Bar and the Penn Yan Diner for breakfast or lunch in an old rail car. (PS someone wrote in the local tips below that there is a Walmart and a Lowe’s here — there is not. Maybe they mean Canandaigua which is 45 min away). There is a McDonald’s however.

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Co spakować

"Do not dress up for the Finger Lakes!"

This is a rural area so you need never dress up and if you do, people may stare. Bring old comfy and cool clothes, flip flops, old t shirts, shorts and etc. Bathing suits and watershoes for the lake bottom, sunscreen and hats, beach towels and water or sand toys. slippers for inside the house if your feet get cold on hardwood floors. For the woods, pack light colored and fully covering summer clothes such as cotton pants and long sleeve shirts, tuck your pants in your socks and use DEET type bug spray and check for ticks.