Hammondsport Travel Guide

  • Sourdough Bread from the Keuka Artisan Bakery
    Sourdough Bread from the Keuka Artisan...
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  • Sourdough Bread from the Keuka Artisan Bakery
    Sourdough Bread from the Keuka Artisan...
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Hammondsport Things to Do

  • Best Way to See Keuka Lake

    David and Lisa Wegman purchased the Esperanza Rose in 2003, and brought it here to Keuka Lake. Since 2005, this 65-foot wooden boat has cruised the waters of this lake. The narrated sightseeing tours give you the best views of this beautiful body of water. Boarding is at 2:00 pm, departure at 2:30, and return at 4:00. A snack bar is available,...

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  • Glenn Curtiss Museum

    While the Wright Brothers were inventing the airplane, a young cyclist and mechanic named Glenn Curtiss was right on their heels. Curtiss shared many things with the Wrights, starting with the love of bicycles. He invented motorcycles, including one (with an outsized V-8 engine) that he rode to a world land speed record of 136 mph in 1907. Curtiss...

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  • up the hill to Bully Hill.....

    Bully Hill Vineyards is way up the side of the hills overlooking Keuka Lake. Even if you are not into wine drinking or sipping or touring, then you owe it to yourself to go up there for the view.The area used to be the Greyton-Walter Taylor Winery which incorporated into Bully Hill Vineyards. It was one of the up-and-coming establishments that grew...

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  • on the road to Hammondsport......

    On route 54 going north from Bath, NY to Hammondsport, NY, you will see the sign for Curtiss Museum. You owe it to yourself to stop in and browse. It is mostly about planes but Glenn Curtiss was into motors and motorcycles (and names ending in double letters) as well.It cost $10 per person and is open 10am to 4pm on most days in the summer.Every...

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  • Arts and Antiques galore.....

    Rather than have an individual tip for every one of the antique and gift shops in Hammondsport, I decided to put them all in one To-Do list. To me, one shop is as good as another; to my wife, each is a safari!Browsers Village Square33 Shethar Streetartwork and photography, local and national artists; retail clothing; general gifts and noveltiesThe...

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  • Konstantin Frank Wine Cellar

    Another stop on the Finger Lakes wine-tasting tour.This place was unique in that their was no tour of the winery, just a tasting room where you were given form and pencil to rate several wines. (like I always say, "cut out the middleman and go right to the bottle"). There were several port/red wines (yuk), some chablis and the white wine choices...

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  • Heron Hill Winery

    Heron Hill..... Another of the prestigious wineries along the Finger Lakes touring route.This place I found to be more "commercial" than let's say, the Bully Hill winery. They seemed to cater to more structured events and prescheduled groups. We tend to be more in-the-moment tourists who do not generally take the group tours. The day we were there,...

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  • Keuka Maid.... made me sick.....

    (this is a filler for the brief tip posted earlier about the Keuka Maid)I get seasick on a dock. So it is no surprise that boats like the Keuka Maid make me sick.That is no reflection on the quality of the tour ride, it is just my personal dilemma.This large boat (craft, ship) has 2-3 hour tours of Keuka Lake for under $25.You can ride to just take...

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  • Here's what's coming up!11th,...

    Here's what's coming up!11th, 18th, 25th // Concerts in the Park on the Village Square (607.569.2989)4th thru 6th // Hammondsport Firemen's Carnival along Route 54 in Hammondsport (607.569.2167 or 569.2989)13th & 14th // 36th Annual Keuka Lake Art Association Show & Sale on the Village Square (607.569.7774)13th & 14th // Progressive Tasting Treat @...

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Hammondsport Restaurants

  • Freshly Baked

    While Hammondsport is really an up-and-coming area in terms of food and drink, one of the places that is ahead of the trend is Keuka Artisan Bakery. I am a fan of sourdough bread. I mean, I love sourdough bread, and for those of use who care about such things, the sourdough that is sold in most places, even bakeries, just doesn't cut it. The crust...

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  • Bully Hill VineYards addendum

    I am adding this as extra data in support of the previous post about Bully Hill.Bully Hill Vineyards (and Restaurant) is an extension of the centuries old family Taylor Wines.It was established as a winery in 1970. It is now one of eleven Bully Hill owns in the Keuka/Canandaigua lakes area.On the site you will find, the winery, the wine tasting...

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  • There are a few restaurants in...

    There are a few restaurants in town, including my favorite, Crooked Lake Ice Cream Parlor. OOOOo the ice cream here is good, and they give you A LOT too!Nice interior with friendly service. My girlfriend, tanguera, worked here!!!! Blue Moon Ice Cream.... Blue pineapple ice cream... can't explain it, it's just good. I could sit there maniacally...

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Hammondsport Transportation

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    by John195123 Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Well, the best way to get here is by car. There is a Greyhound bus that stops by the Bath terminal. Anyway from Buffalo, take 20 to 63 to 390, exit at Bath. Go through Bath following signs for 54. Follow 54 until you get to Hamondsport. There is a point in Bath where you turn on to 54. It is kind of in town, and you'll know it is the right place if you pass a gas station on your left (Mobile) and then keep going until you see a small information building/kiosk. Turn right there. If you travek Greyhound, I don't yet know how you could get from Bath to Hammondsport. I've always had a ride.
    In Hammondsport, you can basically walk wherever you want to go (in town). There are places where you need a car.

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Hammondsport Local Customs

  • Boat Show and Regatta

    The annual Classic Boat Show and Regatta for the Wine Country is held again (25th season) at Hammonds port. The event usually is the third weekend in July. (Call the phone number below for details).A fleet of antique and specially-built boats are on display at the marina and in the south end of Keuka Lake. Events begin at 10am and last until 6pm....

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  • Need a light?.....

    The people in Hammondsport (like many of the other Finger Lake communities) celebrate the Festival of Lights called Genundowa. This is the modern celebration of an ancient Native American tradition. During the day, downtown Hammondsport bristles with Indian (Seneca, Iroquois) souveniers and handicraft. At night, bonfires are lit and dances and...

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Hammondsport Warnings and Dangers

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    The crime stats for Hammondsport puts the town in the upper 20% of safe cities in New York. But Hammondsport has more thefts/burglaries than the average American town. So be sure to lock doors and use the latch-chain and secure your valuables in the motel safebox as common sense approaches to remaining safe in Hammondsport.I was quite surprised to...

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  • Designated Driver

    If you are going on wine tasting tours, it really is best to book one of the tours that have vehicles with designated drivers who stay sober and drop you off and pick you up later at each of the stops in the tour.If you are doing self-guided tours (like we do), then one in the group needs to be designated as the non-drinker. Don't fool yourself...

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Hammondsport What to Pack

  • Three things to be sure to have.....

    Comfortable shoes are a must: for sightseeing, for climbing hills on the winery tours, for standing at the bar while tasting wines Sun glasses during the summer because there is definitely a glare off the lake and the clear air in the hills will dry you eyes out on a windy day. We went through 24 pictures in 4 hours.... so bring enough film or...

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  • Packing List

    Don't dress too much like a tourist here. They'll probably recognize you if you're from town, and if you're not, they'll know, but they don't need obvious reminders. Dress casual here! This is a beautiful area... wineries in the sunset light... old barns... lots of film, as usual. Bring some stuff to play with in Keuka!

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Hammondsport Off The Beaten Path

  • The Finger Lakes region is...

    The Finger Lakes region is really beautiful. Unfortunately, most people look at NEW YORK and only think of the city...but no, New York is much more. I suggest, if you visit the finger lakes region, get off the main roads and just drive down some of the sprawling, hilly roads. See the area. It is a nice drive between Oswego (on 63) and Bath...

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  • Biking is not that big in...

    Biking is not that big in Hammondsport, but it is fun. There is a place called Bully Hill, a winery and restaurant way up above the lake. For some reason I decided one day to bike up the long, steep hill to it, then turn around and fly (almost literally) back down the hill, trusting in the integrity of my bike NOT to break up on me, hoping I...

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Hammondsport Favorites

  • John195123's General Tip

    I sailed many years ago on Keuka Lake with my uncle, who lived near there, in Bath. It was really cool watching his cute psycho dog, Sadie, fall into the water,,, we had to come about to get the wet animal, but I guess that's okay. :)

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  • John195123's General Tip

    Camping out in one of the fields up on the hillside surrounding Hammondsport. Tanguera and I camped out there under a crystal sky with a full moon lighting the whole land... it was beautiful! This photo is of my girl, tanguera.

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  • John195123's General Tip

    Sailing on Keuka Lake with my uncle and his dog, Sadie. Sadie, when we caught the wind, fell off the boat (HAHA) so had to swim a bit until we could come about to pick her up. Again, I say HAHA. I dont' like Sadie too much. She bit me. Darn dog. But, it was a fun sail.

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