Attractions October 30, 2016
It’s Impossible To Drive Through This Delightful New York Town Without Stopping
Always underestimated, the beauty that you can discover out in the Finger Lakes of New York is something that’s always worth taking a trip for. Some of our best towns can be found out in this region, with Hammondsport even being known as the
“Coolest Small Town In America”. But if you’re looking for another remote area to visit that will easily grab your attention, then you’re going to want to check out this delightful town that has so much to offer.
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
Sitting right on the northern shores of the east branch of Keuka Lake, the small village of Penn Yan is one you're going to want to visit.
Hiding right in Yates County, this one inviting village only has a population of just over 5,000 residents! If you've never been to the wonderful town of Hammondsport either, then you could easily make this into the best day trip ever. Sitting on the southern end of Keuka Lake, Hammondsport is just a short half-hour drive from Penn Yan!
If you're going to stop anywhere in town to grab a bite to eat, you're going to want to dine at the Penn Yan Diner!
Providing nostalgia to everyone who visits, this iconic diner in Penn Yan was once a 1925 rail car. The diner's well known for having a retro mom and pop style that will have you thinking they managed to somehow sneak your grandmother back into their kitchen. From delicious breakfast dishes to savory dinners that will leave you wanting more, you won't regret making the decision to eat here. To view their entire menu online,
How to get here:
131 East Elm Street Penn Yan, NY 14527
One of the many things that will catch your eye in town? The World's Largest Pancake Griddle.
The original pancake griddle that was used to make the
World's Largest Pancake back in 1987, the entire griddle is nearly 30-feet in diameter. Holy pancake! Today, the unusually large piece of kitchenware can be found on display right outside of the Birkett Mills Factory!
Location: 1 East Main Street Penn Yan, NY 14527
Want to get outside and enjoy the fresh air? Stretch your legs and hike the Keuka Lake Outlet Trail!
What once was home to a canal towpath and also a railroad bed, the land that now makes up the Keuka Lake Outlet Trail is simply breathtaking. The trail runs between the old Crooked Lake Canal bed and Keuka Oulet Creek, featuring waterfalls and amazing scenery. The entire trail is a total of 7-miles long, featuring a variety of smaller sections within in that you can see on the informative map at the the trailhead. A popular way to access the trail is from
, where you'll be able to find designated parking right off of the road.
Would it really be a trip to the Finger Lakes if you didn't stop in to visit at least
one tasty winery?
Some of the best wine in New York can be found out in the Finger Lakes region, with the amazing
Keuka Lake Wine Trail
running right through the village you'll have no choice but to stop at one of our amazing wineries.
Have you ever visited Penn Yan before? If you can’t make it all the way out to the Finger Lakes, then try taking a trip to this one quaint
Town In New York That Only Has One Traffic Light!