October in New York is a beautiful time. There are plenty of weekend activities and fun things to do in the Fall in the Finger Lakes. Along with leaf peeping scenic drives to view the spectacular fall foliage in the rolling hills of the Finger Lakes, there are many harvest festivals, events and things to […]
Keuka Lake is an unusual member of the Finger Lakes because it is Y-shaped, instead of long and narrow. Because of its shape, it was referred to in the past as Crooked Lake. Keuka (pronounced: kyoo-kuh) means canoe landing in the Iroquois language.
The lake is about 20 miles long and varies in width from a half mile to two miles. The length of the shoreline is about 60 miles. It has a surface area of 11,730 acres, and a maximum and mean depth of 186 feet and 101 feet respectively. This body of water possesses large and healthy populations of lake trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, landlocked salmon, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, and yellow perch. The productive fishery is supported by huge numbers of baitfish, most notably alewives (sawbellies), and is a very popular lake with area fishermen.
The village of Penn Yan, New York is at the northeastern tip of the lake, and Branchport is at the northwestern tip. Hammondsport lies at the south end of the lake.
The Ring of Fire is held on Canandaigua Lake and Keuka Lake the Saturday before Labor Day each year. (Hoeoye Lake and Conesus Lake holds their Ring of Fire celebrations on Fourth of July weekend) Ring of Fire marks the unofficial end to summer in the Finger Lakes. The celebration starts at 9 p.m. on […]
Thanksgiving Dinners at local restaurants in Rochester and the Finger Lakes Relax and eat out for Thanksgiving Dinner in Rochester, NY and the Finger Lakes Region. at restaurants. Why plan, shop, prep, cook and clean for your Thanksgiving Feast when a local restaurant can take care of all of that? Many Finger Lakes restaurants offer […]
The 11 glacially formed Finger Lakes of central and western New York are some of the most beautiful and unique lakes found in the state. The Finger Lakes are Canandaigua, Seneca, Keuka, Cayuga, Skaneateles, Otisco, Owasco, Honeoye, Canadice, Hemlock, and Conesus Lakes; ranging in size from Canadice Lake’s 642 acres to the Seneca Lake at […]
Farmers’ markets are one of the oldest forms of direct marketing by small farmers. Farmers’ markets consist of individual vendors, mostly farmers, who set up booths, tables or stands, outdoors or indoors, to sell produce, meat products, fruits and sometimes prepared foods and beverages. Shopping at a farmers’ market is a great way to meet […]
The hills that surround Keuka Lake are home to numerous awarding winning wineries and vineyards. Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars 9749 Middle Road Hammondsport, NY 14840 607.868.4884 or 1.800.320.0735 www.drfrankwines.com Bully Hill Vineyards 8843 GHT Memorial Dr Hammondsport NY 14840 (607)868-3610 www.bullyhill.com Keuka Lake Vineyards 8881 County Route 76 Hammondsport, NY 14840 (607) 868-4100 […]