Start your scenic drive through the Finger Lakes in Corning, NY on Interstate 86 westbound toward Interstate 99 (route 15) south. Take Addison Route 417 exit and turn right, then follow 417 which turns into Route 36 in Jasper, NY.
Make your first stop Pinnacle State Park at 1904 Pinnacle Road in Addison, NY. Pinnacle State Park has breathtaking views and tremendous vistas, including the Canisteo River Valley, Harris Hill and the Village of Addison. The park is known for its challenging 9-hole golf course, but there are outdoor activities available year round– visitors can hike or cross-country ski on 11 miles of trails while anglers can fish for bass, bluegill or bullheads in Levi Pond. Hunters will find deer, turkey and other small game and picnickers can relax and enjoy the scenery.
After enjoying the great outdoors, visit a New York State Hops Farm, Crooked Creek Hops Farm at 6700 Holden Road Addison, NY. Be sure to call ahead to schedule a tour, then stop by Golden Age Cheese Company at 1577 Mill Street in Woodhull, NY to purchase locally hand-crafted cheeses.
Be sure to stop at The Wigwams Historical Museum at 3855-3893 NY-417 in Jasper, NY. This unusual building was originally a restaurant, service station and free museum along Route 417 in rural Steuben County, New York. It now houses the Historical Society Museum of Jasper, New York.
One of the more unique stops along the driving tour is the Canisteo Living Sign at 84 Greenwood St. in Canisteo, NY. The sign, originally laid out in 1933, consists of 260 pine trees that spell out "Canisteo" and is on the Register of National Historic Places.
Next stop is Cider Creek Hard Cider at 6459 Cunningham Creek Rd in Canisteo, NY. Prepare to be wowed by their high-quality hard cider and relaxed tasting room. Cider Creek proudly uses 100% New York State apples and never add water, sugar, artificial flavors or sweeteners to their products. Cider Creek Hard Cider can be found in retailers, bars and restaurants across New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.
The last stop of the day is to Railhead Brewing Company at 40 Park Drive in Hornell, NY. Railhead Brewing Company pays homage to the rail industry which came to define Hornell. A local brewery with a rotational tap line of in-house and other local brews paired with a menu of wood oven pizzas offers a great atmosphere to unwind and enjoy the local fare.
Visiting in the fall? The Finger Lakes fall foliage driving tour offers truly spectacular scenery and interesting historic sites. Whether you're traveling by car, bus or motorcycle, you'll be amazed by both the incredible scenery and high-quality products produced right here in Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes.