Keuka Lake

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.

Rooster Hill Vineyards – Vineyard Strolls & VIP Wine Tasting

Rooster Hill Vineyards has expanded its vineyard tours and private wine tastings this summer. Vineyard Strolls & VIP Wine Tasting Adults only please Offered Mid week every Tues, Wed and Thurs from June 14- Aug 15, 2011 Tour starts 11 am and ends around 12:30 pm. Guests are invited to enjoy a stroll through the […]

Farmers Markets in the Finger Lakes

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 […]

Wineries and Vineyards around Keuka Lake

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 Bully Hill Vineyards 8843 GHT Memorial Dr Hammondsport NY 14840 (607)868-3610 Keuka Lake Vineyards 8881 County Route 76 Hammondsport, NY 14840 (607) 868-4100 […]

Fishing in the Finger Lakes

Fishing in the Finger Lakes

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 […]

The Keuka Arts Festival

June 11- 12, 2011 The Keuka Arts Festival is a fine art and skilled craft show to be held annually at the Penn Yan Boat Launch along the Keuka Lake Outlet Trail, only a few blocks from downtown Penn Yan. The event is free and will feature live entertainment and activities for families. Date and […]