From Waterfalls to Pale Ales Tour

Adventure Pairings: Keuka Outlet Trail & Laurentide Beer Company

Keuka Outlet Trail

If you like to move, but prefer to take in beautiful scenery rather than exerting yourself too much, the Keuka Outlet Trail is a perfect option. It's even great if you have the kids in tow, as it's mostly flat, very well maintained, and excellent for casual walks or bike rides.

The seven mile trail runs between Keuka Lake and Seneca Lake. Start along the Keuka Outlet and follow the path as it zig-zags across town and into the trees, following a stream through the woods and past the ruins of historic mills (this is where you'll find awesome waterfalls).

Like fishing? Bring your gear. Several parking spots along the trail mean you don't have to go far if you don't want to. Sit on one of the benches, listen to the water as it passes by, and take in nature. Or stretch your legs and enjoy scenery, like Turtle Pond where you might catch a glimpse of dozens of turtles sunning themselves in the summer sun.

If you chase waterfalls, but aren't big on hiking, you're in luck as there are small parking areas near the old ruins like Seneca Mills Falls located just .3 miles from the nearest parking area and a great spot for picnicking. So bring a blanket, stop by Seneca Farms to grab a delicious lunch to go, and enjoy a meal and nature.

Keuka Outlet Trail

Winter Experiences

Hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, also snowmobiling in some spots

Summer and Fall Experiences

Rent a bike, picnic near the waterfalls, hike, fish, even ride your horse in some sections


Laurentide Beer Company

Looking for an all-in-one beer experience? Laurentide checks two big boxes thanks to its craft brewery and the historic B&B (built in 1820, but newly renovated). With a philosophy of “bringing beer back to beer,” the folks at Laurentide are passionate about crafting quality brews.

Enjoy a pint of Laurentide's delicious pale ale. Like dark beers? They've got you covered. Offering a range of tasty brews from a Penn Yan Light to their Cashmere IPA, from the Rye PA (6.8% ABV) to their Schwarsbier, a traditional German black lager. With expanded seating options and some outdoor seating for your safety, Laurentide also now offers some canned beers To Go.

Not far from several good eateries like the iconic Penn Yan Diner, Top of the Lake Restaurant, or Union Block Italian (all less than five minutes away).


NOTE: While we hope you savor suggested Adventure Pairings, please do so responsibly. You can find information about drive share services online, like Main Street Drivers who will actually take you around in your own car.


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