Paddleboard on a lake at sunset.

Planning Your Ideal Keuka Lake Getaway

There is no better destination for a summer vacation than the Finger Lakes region of New York! Our area is filled with outdoor recreation, wineries, museums, and more. No matter what your favorite vacation activities are, you can find them in the Finger Lakes. If you’re looking for a diverse range of things to do in one place, we recommend a Keuka Lake getaway! There are so many amazing activities from Penn Yan to Hammondsport. Read on for more information on five of the best things to do on your Keuka Lake vacation! 

When you’re ready to start planning your trip, request our free Hammondsport Destination Guide. This planning tool is filled with local insight on things to do in the area, including the best place to stay on the southern tip of Keuka Lake! 

Our 5 Picks for the Best Things to Do Around Keuka Lake

1. Visit Local Wineries 

Did you know that the Finger Lakes is New York’s premier wine region? There are more than 100 wineries in the Finger Lakes region, and some of the best are around Keuka Lake! Most with breathtaking views of the lake. One of our favorites is Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery, which is named for one of the most famous names in Finger Lakes winemaking. Taste world-class blends in a beautiful setting when you visit this winery! 

Want to experience more of what our wine region has to offer? Take a tour of the Keuka Lake Wine Trail! There are five member wineries along the trail with a total drive-time of an hour, so it’s the perfect way to spend an entire day of your Keuka Lake getaway. 

2. Enjoy Craft Brewing at Its Finest 

Keuka Lake is known for its exceptional wineries, but did you know that we produce some amazing beer in this area, too? Directly next door to The Hammondsport Hotel is Finger Lakes Brewing Company. It’s a two-minute walk and you’ll love their unique craft beers. They offer a coupon to guests that you’ll appreciate, too.  

Then with just a short, beautiful drive you’ll find Keuka Brewing Company where you’ll taste unique brews you simply can’t find anywhere else! From traditional beers like IPAs to seasonal selections like Peach Gose, you can find a brew that’s right for you.  

While you’re out, be sure to visit Steuben Brewing, too. Their beers are amazing, the food is delicious, and the view of Keuka Lake from the deck is breathtaking. 

3. Explore Keuka Lake State Park 

No trip to the Finger Lakes would be complete without spending some time outdoors. Be sure to visit Keuka Lake! With 60 miles of shoreline, it’s a beautiful place for fishing, boating, swimming, and more. Visit Keuka Lake State Park to enjoy the best of what our area’s outdoors has to offer. Here, you can take in the beauty of rolling hills and glistening water. 

4. Rent A Boat, Jet Ski, Paddle Board, or Kayak at Keuka Watersports 

The best way to fully experience your Keuka Lake vacation is to get out on the water! You don’t have a boat you say. Keuka Watersports is your solution. They’ve got it all including the water skis, tube, and all the other toys to take with you so you can fully enjoy Keuka’s crystal-clear water.  

5. Stop by the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum 

A visit to the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum is a must for any Keuka Lake vacation! Located on the southern tip of Keuka Lake in Hammondsport, this regional history museum focuses on the life and legacy of motorcycle & aviation pioneer Glenn Curtiss, including his impact on the aviation industry. However, the museum also highlights the history of Hammondsport, Keuka Lake, and other regional stories. Best of all, it’s less than a half-mile down the street from the Hammondsport Hotel, so it’s easy to visit this fascinating museum during your stay! 

Stay at the Hammondsport Hotel 

Searching for the perfect place to stay during your Keuka Lake getaway? Look no further than the Hammondsport Hotel! We’re located at the southern tip of Keuka Lake, which puts you near all the best local attractions. Our town is small and quiet, so it’s a wonderful place to kick back and relax after a day of exploring the local attractions.  

Our hotel in Hammondsport, NY, offers four accommodations including Standard 2 Queen Rooms2 Queen SuitesStandard King Rooms, and King Suites. Overnight guests can also enjoy our hotel amenities like complimentary breakfast, a 24-hour exercise facility, a heated pool and more!

Check our availability to start planning your Keuka Lake vacation!