Activities in Hammondsport, New York 

Hammondsport, New York, is a great destination for travelers seeking a quiet getaway. Our small town encompasses roughly 230 acres on the southern tip of Keuka Lake, one of the major Finger Lakes in the central region of New York state. Here, you can find breathtaking natural beautyoutdoor recreation, rich aviation history, and so much more! No matter what your interests are, there are things to do in Hammondsport, NY, for every type of traveler. Read on to discover five of our favorite things to do in the area!  

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5 of the Best Things to Do in Hammondsport, New York 

Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, some of the activities and events listed below may be adjusted, postponed, or canceled. Please visit each businesses’ websites for the latest information. Thank you for understanding!  

1. Food & Drink 

What’re you hungry for? From 50s-style ice cream parlors to award-winning bistros, Hammondsport restaurants boast diverse menus that are sure to satisfy every craving!  

Here are a few of our go-to places to eat and drink in Hammondsport, New York: 

  • The Union Block Bistro 
  • Burgers and Beer of Hammondsport 
  • The Crooked Lake Ice Cream Company 

The wineries, breweries, and distilleries in this area are also a must-try during your visit! Keuka Lake is surrounded by panoramic views of vineyards, so no trip would be complete without a visit to one of the many wineries in the Hammondsport area. 

Here are a few of our favorite wineries, breweries, and distilleries in Hammondsport, New York: 

  • Keuka Lake Vineyards 
  • Finger Lakes Beer Co. 
  • Krooked Tusker Distillery 

2. Museums & Historic Sites 

Did you know that Hammondsport has some of the richest aviation history in the United States? Hammondsport was home to Glenn Curtiss, who pioneered many innovations in aviation. Other museums in town highlight our area’s motorsport pride and maritime culture. You can find many nods to our area’s history around the Hammondsport Hotel, such as replicas and plaques! 

Here are a few of our favorite museums and historic sites in Hammondsport, New York:  

  • Glenn Curtiss Museum 
  • International Motor Racing Research Center 
  • Finger Lakes Boating Museum 

3. Live Entertainment 

From motorsports to musical performances, there’s a variety of live entertainment available in Hammondsport!  

Here are a few of our favorite live entertainment options in Hammondsport, New York: 

  • Watkins Glen International 
  • Smith Opera House 
  • Tag’s 

4. Outdoor Recreation 

Hammondsport’s location on the southern tip of Keuka Lake makes it a great place to explore the outdoors. From thrilling watersports to scenic hiking trails, there are so many ways to explore our beautiful area! 

Here are a few of our favorite places for outdoor recreation in Hammondsport, New York: 

  • Keuka Watersports  
  • Keuka Lake Outlet Trail 
  • Swimming at Depot Park & Champlin Beach 

5. Events & Festivals 

There’s no better way to immerse yourself in the local community than by attending one of the annual events or festivals in Hammondsport, New York! From bike rides for charity to a community-wide yard sale, there’s always something happening in our area. 

Here are a few of our favorite annual events in Hammondsport, New York: 

  • Tour de Keuka 
  • Wings & Wheels in Hammondsport 
  • Hammondsport Winter Stroll 


Ready to start planning your trip to Hammondsport, New York? Don’t forget to request your free copy of our Destination Guide. Then, check our availability to book your stay at the Hammondsport Hotel! 

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