Group of friends at an outdoor wine tasting

3 Things to Do Over Labor Day Weekend in the Finger Lakes

Labor Day weekend signifies the unofficial end of summer across the United States but is by no means the end of peak season in Hammondsport. You can continue to soak up the season’s fun when you spend Labor Day weekend in the Finger Lakes! Enjoy a relaxing long weekend boating on the lake, visiting world-class wineries and breweries, visiting great museums, hiking gorges, and more. Plus, Labor Day weekend is a great opportunity to enjoy an extended weekend before the season winds down. How will you spend it? By the lake, we hope!  

When you’re ready to start planning your trip, request our free Hammondsport Destination Guide. It’s filled with all the local insight you need to plan the best Labor Day weekend on Keuka Lake! 

Activities for the Best Labor Day Weekend on Keuka Lake 

1. Rent a Boat 

You can find several boats and jet skis on Keuka Lake on any given weekend. However, it’s especially popular over holiday weekends in the summer. After all, there’s no more idyllic setting for summer fun than soaking up the sunshine on a boat!  

As a visitor, you may be wondering, “How can I explore Keuka Lake without a boat?” Luckily, there are several places to rent a boat on Keuka Lake. Many boat rental companies also have deli sandwiches, snacks, and drinks for sale, which you’ll need for a long day on the water. Don’t forget to pack your sunscreen, either. Although our temperatures remain mild, you can still get a sunburn! 

2. Visit a Winery 

USA Today voted the Finger Lakes the No. 3 wine region in the United States. So, no trip to our area would be complete without visiting Finger Lakes wineries. If you want to taste the best blends our area has to offer, we recommend the Keuka Lake Wine Trail.  

The trail, which can be completed in a single day, features a wine tasting passport for the six member wineries. For $50, you will receive a one-time tasting at each of the member wineries as well as discounts on wine, merchandise, and more!   

If wine’s not your thing there are fantastic Craft Breweries and Distilleries in the immediate area too. 

3. Stay at the Hammondsport Hotel 

Want to experience all that Labor Day on Keuka Lake has to offer? Make the Hammondsport Hotel your home base for the holiday weekend. Our hotel is located on the southern tip of Keuka Lake, making it easy to spend each day of your Labor Day getaway on the water, if you desire. The Hammondsport Hotel offers four accommodation types including Standard 2 Queen Rooms2 Queen SuitesStandard King Rooms, and King Suites

Room at Hammondsport Hotel

Our overnight guests can also enjoy our complimentary hotel amenities like daily breakfast, a 24/7 exercise facility, an indoor heated pool, and more! 

Check our availability to start planning your trip to the Finger Lakes region of New York State!