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Hammondsport, NY - America's Coolest Small Town

Nestled at the southern tip of Keuka Lake and voted "Coolest Small Town in America" by readers of Budget Travel, Hammondsport blends fun outdoor activities, breathtaking scenery, and plenty of entertaining activities. This small town offers big-time adventure, award-winning wines and a prime vacation destination.

"At the base of Keuka Lake is my favorite of the Finger Lakes small towns, Hammondsport. Idyllic in every sense of the word, this village of 800 people boasts the most charming town square, veterans memorial &, like any good small town, both a tavern & ice cream shop. I love Hammondsport's small town friendliness & easy access to the chill-est of the Finger Lakes." – Christina Saul, View From My Middle Seat

Top Attractions

KEUKA LAKE

One of the few Y-shaped lakes in the world and considered by many to be the most scenic of the Finger Lakes, Keuka Lake is large enough that you don't need to worry about crowds, but small enough that it's easy to access and navigate. Along its shores you'll find outdoor activities for any time of year, boat launches and places to rent canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, jet skis, sunfish sail boats, and more. Book a fishing excursion or a sightseeing tour, enjoy lakeside dining, or sip exceptional wines with panoramic views of the vineyards that surround the picturesque lake.

GLENN H. CURTISS MUSEUM

An aviation pioneer, Glenn H. Curtiss had his hand in everything with an engine: from motorcycles to dirigibles and airplanes, he held the title of "Fastest Man on Earth" for four years. Explore wonderful exhibits of vintage aircraft, motorcycles, automobiles, and more to learn how Hammondsport got its wings.

FINGER LAKES BOATING MUSEUM

The Finger Lakes Boating Museum is a nod to Hammondsport's roots, dating back over 100 years to the steam boat. The museum is situated on the shores of Keuka Lake and is the perfect stop for the entire family.

"The Finger Lakes Boating Museum is a great treasure. The place is kid friendly, with a special children's section where youngsters can draw pictures of boats, construct rudimentary boats, or even stamp sailor tattoos on their arms. Education plays a key role in the function of the Finger Lakes Boating Museum. Seminars and workshops are scheduled regularly." – Don Knaus, Mountain Home

 

WINERIES & BREWERIES

We've spent more than 150 years building a reputation as a world-class wine destination. You'll find the first US Bonded Winery in Hammondsport, along with a winery founded by the man who revolutionized winemaking in the eastern US. Sipping wine along the shores of Keuka Lake is a breathtaking and relaxing experience you won't forget.

"Keuka Lake is home to Dr. Konstantin Frank, one of the oldest and most celebrated wineries in the region, as well as standout producers like Keuka Lake Vineyards, Ravines, and Heron Hill." – Anna Lee C. Iijima, Wine Enthusiast

If beer is more your style, you'll find some of the best breweries along the Keuka Lake. In 2014, Keuka Brewing Company was named New York State's "Best Craft Brewery" at the New York Craft Beer & Food Festival. The Finger Lakes Beer Company won a Silver Medal for "Best Craft Beer" in New York State at the 2015 New York Craft Beer & Food Festival. What's better than sharing a pint with friends on a beautiful lake?

"The Finger Lakes in western New York State have long been a top destination for wine lovers, but the region is quickly becoming a haven for beer drinkers as well." - Ben Jay, NY Times

What to do in Hammondsport

  • Spend a day strolling around the Shopping Village Square and take a piece of the Finger Lakes home with you
  • Get out on the water on the Keuka Water Taxi, rent a bike, kayak, or a boat to enjoy all the lake has to offer
  • Check out the wine & beer tastings at various vineyards, breweries, a cider mill and distillery

 

 

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At Bully Hill Vineyard in Hammondsport, it's all about fun. The wines produced here are the kind you drink to enjoy, not the kind that sit on your wine rack collecting dust. With more than 40...
Domenic Carisetti and Patrice DeMay are the owners of Chteau Renaissance as well as longtime friends and veterans among Finger Lakes winemakers. Patrice has a long family history in wine-making,...
Variety of quality antiques including furniture, jewelry, primitives, Carder Steuben glass, linens and more.
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Domaine LeSeurre Winery was established by owners and winemakers, Cline and Sbastien LeSeurre whose family has hand-crafted wine in Champagne, France, for six generations. The husband-and-wife team...
Rated '#1 Winery in the Northeast'An impressive rating by Wine Report for five years in a row Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars, Ltd., helped put the Finger Lakes on the map for best wine...
History of the Finger Lakes Beer CompanyIn November of 2010, a new Finger Lakes microbrewery was born on Keuka Lake. Opening just two years after Keuka Brewing Company, the Finger Lakes Beer Company...
It's in the WaterIt's only fitting, really, that the Finger Lakes Boating Museum would find a permanent home in a town nestled at the southern tip of Keuka Lake, which in the Iroquois language means...
Aviation History in Hammondsport, NYEver felt an intense need for speed? Glenn H. Curtiss certainly did. In fact, he held the title of 'Fastest Man on Earth' for four years of his life. Everything he...
View the Taylor Family history in pictures and film, the artwork of Walter S. Taylor, and The Coopers Shop - one of the largest collection of cooper tools in the country with a film demonstration of...
Fresh seasonal produce and flowers
Dickens/Victorian ambiance specialty shops, antique center, award winning restaurants.
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History of the Keuka Brewing Co., LLCIn the fall of 2008, Keuka Brewing Co., LLC, officially opened its doors to the public. As the first Finger Lakes microbrewery on Keuka Lake, it offers an...
A multi-show season including a spring production, featuring a Shakespearean production every other year, and our blockbuster summer musical as well as our annual holiday play, and smaller...
Casual. Quaint. Quality. Keuka Lake Vineyards is tiny compared to other Finger Lakes winemaking operations, but their reputation for producing excellent wines transcends their physical size.'People...
Get off the land and onto the lake with a ride to and from points along the shores of Keuka. Arrive by boat, avoid traffic and save time traveling one side to the other. Enjoy dinner and sample all...
Krooked Tusker Distillery is a farm distillery striving to produce small, hand crafted batches of whiskey, vodka, gin, and other libations. Located on the west side of Keuka Lake, in the heart of an...
Art gallery focusing on contemporary art, hand knotted rugs, Native American art and a collection of paintings, jewelry, furniture and rugs from around the world.
Lime Berry Winery has a cool and casual approach that's been taking root since 2009. Owners Melissa and Joe Carroll have owned many businesses all over the United States, but it was Joe's desire to...
The studio features hand-thrown, hand- painted earthenware platters, bowls, and tiles made to use and display. Exhibited nationally and made locally, enjoy the beauty of finely crafted pottery...
Multi-dealer shop featuring linens, china, glassware, fishing gear, period furniture, primitives, silver, clocks, folk art, toys, 'sterling silver' and country items.
The Opera House, in Hammondsport on the village square, was built in 1901 and is under renovation to eventually function as a Theatre and Art Center. Currently in place is the resident, Opera House...
Established 1860 U.S. Bonded Winery No. 1 Visiting Pleasant Valley Wine Company is like stepping back in time, as it is the oldest bonded winery in the United States.Located south of Hammondsport on...
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Old World Winemaking with New World InnovationMorten and Lisa Hallgren had a dream. Today, Ravines Wine Cellars, a boutique winery on the eastern slopes of Keuka Lake, combines Old World winemaking...
Upscale clothing and gifts from Scandinavia, Poland, Ireland, Canada and USA
Welcome to Shethar 57, we have a large selection of Antiques, Vintage, Industrial, Urban, Rustic, Mid Century Modern, in a friendly atmosphere located in the old Hardware store in historic downtown...
During the fall of 2014 a new brewery opened overlooking Keuka Lake adding fresh new flavors and exciting new ideas to the region.Spend a little time with brewer, Chad Zimar, and you'll realize this...
Welcome to the Studio at the Octagon, a creative place in an old, converted barn where ideas turn into art. You will find stained glass compositions created using recycled elements as well as windows...
Featuring unique hand-crafted gifts for you...
Featuring highest quality furniture and accessories made from local wineries' recycled wine barrels--tables, chairs, stools, benches, wine racks, serving trays, lazy susans, candelabras, etc.Also...
Group shop displaying quality antiques in 1900s vineyard barn overlooking Keuka Lake. Groups (up to 40 people) are welcome
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Our restaurant is nestled in the hills overlooking beautiful Keuka Lake. We offer a very diverse menu from maryland-style crab cakes to our own smoked pulled pork sandwiches. Our team of chefs are...
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Luna Mezza Grille: The name is derived from the awesome night sky over Keuka Lake 'Luna' and Mezza from the Mediterranean Fair served in half portions.
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Scenic outdoor dining on Keuka Lake; Bloody Mary bar on Saturdays and Sundays; live music on Sundays
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Country Inn and restaurant since 1861. Serving full lunch and dinner menu with daily specials. Legal beverages.
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Enjoy waterfront dining in a casual, friendly atmosphere at The Switz. Whether you come by land or sea, we have plenty of parking and dock space available. Our family friendly restaurant features two...
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Keuka's favorite gathering spot with on the water dining or air-conditioned dining rooms. Menu items include burgers, seafood, pasta specialities, Mexican and crab legs. Casual atmosphere. Serving...
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The Hammondsport Hotel Best Western Plus is perfectly nestled in at the southern tip of Keuka Lake and located in what was voted by readers of Budget Travel as the 'Coolest Small Town in America'...
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Historical 1860 home of winemaker Jules Mason in the village of Hammondsport, walking distance to Keuka Lake and the Village Square.
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1843 Italianate Inn centrally located in Hammondsport NY, 150 yards from Keuka Lake and 200 yards from charming shops and restaurants. Relax on the porch or sit by the fountain. Enjoy organic cookies...
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Clean, comfortable, and quiet lodging in picturesque Hammondsport. Centrally located near Keuka Lake. Moments away from wineries, fine/casual dining, antiques, marina, park, and beach. The Corning...
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Clean, comfortable, and quiet lodging in picturesque Hammondsport. 3 houses from Village Square and 7 houses from Keuka Lake beach, park, boat docks. Moments away from wineries, fine/casual dining,...
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Victorian home sits on 1/2 acre lot in the village of Hammondsport. One-half block from the lake and Village Square. Built in 1840 and family-owned since 1894. Complete with antiques. Original 1840...
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Located on the shores of Keuka Lake in Hammondsport one block from the village square. This Inn offers newly renovated, comfortable accommodations and spectacular views with an on-site boat launch...
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Newly remodeled 1868 Queen Anne home, located in Historic Hammondsport. The home features an open airy environment with period high ceilings, hardwood floors, split staircase to second floorcommon...
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Moonshadow offers 3 bedrooms in a restored farmhouse along the Wine Trail of Keuka Lake. Explore the area's attractions, and return here to enjoy a comfortable room or a quiet sunset from our front...
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Authentic country inn and restaurant since 1861. Five two-room suites with private baths. Restaurant and tavern on premises. Full complimentary breakfasts.
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Chef owned country inn, circa 1848. Four queen guest rooms with private baths. Candlelight dinner Thursday thru Sunday from 5 to 9pm. Open May thru October
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AAA Diamond Restaurant, catering and lodging with private baths. Serving lunch and dinner. Over 130 beers, award winning wine list, live music. Central to shops and wineries.
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Family Fun at the Curtiss Museum

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The Art of Winemaking at Lime Berry Winery

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Holiday Open Houses
Looking for fun family events than won't cost a fortune while celebrating the Holidays? Than look no further than the Holiday open houses hosted by some of your favorite spots in Corning. Offering free admission and discounted activities making your Christmas merry and...
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