If you are not into local history for this part of Yates County then you can skip this stop.
Robert Ingersoll was a fairly famous politician in the area, with a following in some of the more radical national circles of influence. His views on social reform, religion (agnosticism) and human rights were famous in the late 19th century.
This house in Dresden has memoribilia commerating Ingersoll's life, works and legacy to the community. It is free (donations thankfully accepted). It is self-guided with knowledgeable attendants who live in the area and can answer any of your questions and will orate at length on the man and his life.
see the website below for more details and hours of operation.
58 Cornelia Street, PO Box 338, Dresden, New York, 14441, United States
There are several coach(charter bus) services that cruise the wineries on both sides of the Finger Lakes like Seneca Lake. (see the tip on winery tours for those services).
There is no public transportation in the Dresden area and you have to go as far as Geneva, NY to get a commercial bus, Greyhound (315-789-2582).
Christian Cab in Penn Yan is available at 315-536-1273. So also is Pats Taxi in Geneva (315-789-8424).
Greenwich Express is the only limousine service in the area and it is centered in Penn Yan (914-777-3279).
For renting a car, the only close (and it is 15miles away) service is in Geneva by Enterprise Rental (315-789-3500).
There are few practical options for visiting Dresden other than your own private car.
Driving around the Dresden area is fairly simple. Route 14 runs north-south and route 54 runs east-west and all other runs are secondary roads and they connect to one of the two primary roads.
Dresden is one of those very safe places where people actually don't worry at all about crime.
I could only find good things about the area. We have been there several times, visiting and shopping and never have had anything bad happen. There are no street lights at night thus it is very dark, so probably people tend to go to bed early, like we old folks do. Many of the people are independent land owners and tend to keep pretty much to themselves and their close friends.
The crime stats put Dresden in the top 10% of safe cities in New York State.
There are no registered sex offenders in the area.