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    visit the art gallery

    by davecallahan Updated Aug 7, 2007

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    The Yates County Art Center is in Penn Yan. Gallery hours are: Tuesday through Friday, 10AM - 4:00PM, Saturday, 9:00AM - 3:00PM. The gallery exhibits art works in glass and wood, paint and canvas, photography and ceramics, sculptures and textiles and bead work.

    On certain dates (see website below for details), the gallery has a tea or musical enteratinment to go along with the viewing of the art works in the main hall.

    If you are interested in learning some of the art techniques, the gallery also has scheduled classes (beginners to proficient). See the website below for times and dates and costs.

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    Anthony Road Winery

    by davecallahan Written Jun 13, 2007

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    This family owned and operated winery use only grapes grown in the region. It has been in operation for the last 25 years. They produce Cardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Cabernet, Vignoles, and several house specialties. Bottles costs are from $10 to $25 each.

    The first thing you notice on the tour is the beautiful scenic view from the porch and vineyards. The host then gives a spiel about how they began and how much land and who manages what. You are shown the vat holding room and the testing equipment. Then you are taken into the tasting room (which is just a section of the wineshop) where the hostess pours you some samples and talks about the "bouquet" and the "clarity" and "dryness" or "sweetness" of the wines. If you find some that you like you are invited to purchase bottles.
    The gift shop has many gift items other than wine. There are wine glasses and bead identifiers and corkscrews and plates and souveniers (magnets and plaques) and other odds and ends that are needed at a wine party.

    The whole tour takes less than an hour (including the tasting and shopping). There is no charge for tasting and there are discounts if you buy some of the brands that you sampled.

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    Windmill Farm Market

    by davecallahan Written Jan 28, 2007

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    The Windmill Farm Market is essentially five large buildings and the surrounding blacktop areas filled with everything you ever wanted. There is furniture, shoes, candy, kettlecorn, eateries of various types, painters, kettlecorn, woodworkings, quilts, herbs, breads, kettlecorn, jewelry, meats, musicians, toys, weather vanes, etc. etc. and did i mention kettlecorn? there is a picnic area behind the last building; there is a horse/carriage ride for nominal fee; you can have your picture drawn or painted or carved; you can buy live flowers or get a veggie taco; they have amish food and furniture; specialty books, photos, maps; you can buy clothing, shoes, boots and hats. and did i mention you can get kettlecorn?
    so if you like to shop, shoulder to shoulder with strangers and never have to buy anything (except kettlecorn) and have a great time doing it.... then Windmill Farm is the place to go.

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  • Sublime Splendor Grace Gardens!!!

    by hmr28 Written Aug 23, 2005

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    Grace Gardens is situated in the heart of the Finger Lakes. The rolling hillside of Grace Gardens is a perfect panorama of glistening petals and the bright blue of SenecaLake. The Gardens contain over 2,000 named daylilies. This little slice of heaven is a great way to while away the hours. There is a gazebo to sit and contemplate the days purchases (and boy did I go way too nuts!).

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  • Walking/Bike Along the Outlet Trail

    by Colleen13 Updated Aug 16, 2003

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    Penn Yan has a wonderful walking/bike trail that runs along the side of the Outlet that runs from Seneca to Keuka lake. The trail runs all the way to Seneca lake, with beautiful views from the along the side of the stream.

    All along the way you can see the ruins of the old mills and other buildings that used to take advantage of the rushing water to power their operations.

    It's pretty and free. If you don't want to bring your own bikes you can rent them by the hour or day at Carey's Rental Plus

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