What makes Steuben County such a prime spot for hunting, fishing, and other outdoor recreation goes beyond the incredible landscape and the abundance of wildlife found here. This is a place where sportsmen feel at home. Even though you’re here to be outdoors, we thought you might want to know about a few other things in the area for you to enjoy.
Grab Some Grub
While you probably take some provisions for your time in the woods, after a day of hunting you might be craving good food and some tasty adult beverages in a relaxed setting. Might we suggest the following as possible starting points.
- Ranch 226 Bar - Bradford
- The White Buck - Cohocton
- Kill Buck Inn - Canisteo
- Big Papa’s - Canisteo
- Country Kitchen - Hornell
- JB’s Bar & Grill - Plattsburgh
- Fran’s Landing - Addison
- Stephanie’s Family Restaurant - Bath
- Mom’s Diner - Savona
- Maybe Baby Burgers - Hammondsport
- FitzPatrick Farm Market & Deli - Arkport
If your more into water activities, here are a few lakeside locales where you can catch some great food and be near the water at the same time.
- Laf-a-lot – Loon Lake, Wayland
- The Switz – Keuka Lake
- Snug Harbor – Keuka Lake
- Lakeside Restaurant & Tavern – Keuka Lake
- The Waterfront – Keuka Lake
Wet Your Whistle
We’re not talking about using a hunting call to lure in your prize. This adventure doesn’t require much gear beyond a glass (and that’s provided). There’s something about winding down after a day of hunting or fishing over a delicious brew that can make the day feel complete.
The Craft Your Adventure Trail consists of over 30 craft beverage producers and each is paired with suggested outdoor experiences like hiking, paddling, waterfall exploring and more.
Here are just a few to wet your whistle.
- Cider Creek Hard Cider - Canisteo
Most awarded farm cidery in the country in 2017 and the setting is ideal. Enjoy cider, plus NYS beers and wines and try not to get jealous of the trophy buck on display.
Adventure Pairings: fishing on the Canisteo River, hiking the Finger Lakes Trail, hunting at ABC Ranch or nearby State Forests.
- Steuben Brewing - Hammondsport
Winning awards is just one thing they do. Steuben is leading the way with great beers and an overall experience,. And those views were designed for outdoor enthusiasts.
Adventure Pairings: fishing Keuka Lake, hiking near waterfalls at Keuka Lake Outlet.
- The Brewery of Broken Dreams - Hammondsport
Delicious brews enjoyed by diehard beer lovers and newbies. And their logo is a loon. Need we say more?
Adventure Pairings: hiking Finger Lakes trail, kayaking Keuka Lake. Also fishing Coldbrook stream or Keuka Lake.
The Craft Your Adventure Trail offers excellent options for quenching your thirst and finding new outdoor adventures to explore. You can learn more about the trail here.
A Place To Lay Your Head
Don’t have a cabin or a cottage, or not really interested in doing some primitive camping while you’re here? No worries. We’ve got you covered.
If you’re a hunter, you might want to take advantage of hunting packages at down home accommodations like Button’s Creekside B&B, ABC Ranch, or Farmer Phil’s Cabins.
If you aren’t able to snag one of those options, there are plenty of campgrounds, hotels, and B&Bs throughout the county. Here are just a few suggestions.
- Stony Brook State Park - campground, Dansville
- Hammondsport/Bath KOA Resort - campground, Bath
- Feather Tick & Thyme - B&B, Prattsburgh
- Gone With the Wind - B&B, Pulteney
- Vinehurst Inn - Country Inn, Hammondsport
- Marsh Creek Cabin - Cabin, Corning
For accommodations on Keuka Lake or within a a short block of the water, check out Keuka Lakeside Inn, Blushing Rose B&B, Village Tavern, and Park Inn in Hammondsport.
Of course, there are traditional hotels like Best Western Plus in Hammondsport, the Best Western in Hornell, and the Microtel in Bath. If you’re looking for something a little more unique, you can even stay in a retired train caboose at the Caboose Motel.
Visit this page for a full list of accommodations.
To get more of a feel for what you’ll find here, check out these Steuben Stories blog posts.