This Summer we invite you to live the Keuka Lake life. The laid-back atmosphere and beautiful scenery will give you the relaxing vacation you deserve. Spend your days soaking up the sun on a boat on the shimmering waters of Keuka Lake, dine in restaurants on the water, visit shops tucked into the small towns, and sip your way through the wineries and craft beverage tasting rooms.

Kayaking Keuka Lake 15 courtesy of Stu...
Stu Gallagher

You can't visit the lake without getting out on the water in some way. Luckily, there are a few ways to do it. Take the whole family out for the day on a boat where you can sit relax and enjoy, or the more adventurous can waterski, tube, and go wakeboarding. For your boat rental needs check out Keuka Watersports. If a slow scenic trip on the lake is what you are looking for a kayak or canoe might be just what you are looking for Keuka Seneca Kayak Rentals can help set you up and even bring your equipment to you.

Chris Brooks

Quaint towns filled with locally owned shops and restaurants are a staple for the perfect relaxed lake life feeling. The Village Square in Hammondsport is just that. In the center of this square is a small park where you can often find live music in the gazebo, or another activity. Wander the shops to find unique items and keepsakes to take home. Restaurants like The Union Block Italian Bistro is serving homestyle Italian and Mediterranean-inspired food. Timber Stone Grille features locally sourced ingredients, and serves local wines and craft beers. Of course, there are a few options if you wish to dine lakeside. Waterfront Restaurant, The Switzerland Inn, and Lakeside Restaurant all offer dining on the water.

Waterfront dining
Stu Gallagher

Speaking on local wines and brews, you can't visit the Finger Lakes and say you've experienced the full Keuka Lake life until you've paid a visit to some of the wineries and craft beverage tasting rooms on the lake. Savor the superb wines while taking in spectacular views at many of the wineries on Keuka Lake. Heron Hill Winery, named one of the ten most spectacular tasting rooms in the world by Travel + Leisure magazine, boasts beautiful views of the lake while you sample their wines. Down the road you'll find Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars, where Dr. Frank advancements in wine making helped make the Finger Lakes what it is today. Do a classic tasting in their tasting room overlooking the lake, or for a more enhanced experience book a tasting at the 1886 Reserve Tasting Room. A more elevated experience with a wine flight paired with small foods that complement each wine. On the Eastside of Keuka Lake, Weis Vineyards and Domaine LeSeurre are bringing French and German wines to the Finger Lakes.

Weis Vineyards Wine Tasting1834 courtesy Molly Cagwin Photography
Molly Cagwin Photography

Craft Your Adventure while visiting tasting rooms. You'll find the Steuben Brewing Company is the perfect spot to sit back and relax while taking in views of Keuka Lake and enjoying a handcrafted beer. Relax on the patio with a flight or enjoy frequent live music. Krooked Tusker Distillery is turning their hand made small-batch spirits into handcraft cocktails. Enjoy the lively tasting room that looks out onto the lake.

Steuben Brewing
Molly Cagwin

Keuka Lake is the perfect destination for laid-back, relaxing getaway. Enjoy a piece of the Keuka Lake life on your next vacation to Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes.

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