Things to Do While Visiting Grace Gardens and the Finger Lakes




The Outlet Bike and Hiking Trail

4 Minutes south just off Rt 14 to Dresden Entrance

Follows the old 6 mile canal bed and Keuka lake Outlet gorge from Dresden to Penn Yan. Originally there were 27 wooden locks on this canal. The railroad replacing the canal was washed out and abandoned in 1972 during tropical storm Agnes. There are still traces of the old canal bed and water-driven mill sites along the trail. Link to Keuka Outlet Trail Web Pages

Finger Lakes Rail Riders- approximately 2.5 miles of abandoned railroad track riding.

5 Minutes west of Grace Gardens on Havens Corners Rd

Former 2.5 miles of Finger Lakes Railway abandoned track converted to a bicycle-like rail riding adventure featuring beautiful rolling hills, farms, meadows along the round trip ride. Link to Finger Lakes Rail Riders Web Pages 866-475-2453

Kashong Conservation Area- 6 Marked Hiking Trails

2 Minutes nouth on Kashong Rd just off Rt 14

Former 84 Acre farmland in various stages of reforestation. Includes a mix of hardwood forest, brush lands and fields. Trail total 2.75 miles. Free, parking available. Link to Kashong Conservation Area Web Pages

Seneca Lake Cruises from Geneva

15 minutes north, Geneva Lake Front

Regular summer sailing schedules. For more information For more information

Seneca Lake Cruises from Watkins Glen

35 minutes south, Capt Bill's 10-mile boat cruise, Watkins Glen Lake Front

Regular summer sailing schedules. For more information For more information

Windmill Farm & Craft Market.

5 minutes south of Penn Yan on Rt 14A- note that this is Rt 14A and not Rt 14!

Only open Saturdays and some holidays. Largest market of its kind in New York. Everything from (literally) soup to nuts can be found there. Mini flea market, handmade products of all types, vegetables, etc. Link to Wind Mill Web Site.

Long's Book Store

15 minutes, 115 Main St Penn Yan village

Open every day. Large selection of books and magazines, greeting cards and all types of stationary supplies. 315.536.3131     Link to Long's Card and Book Store Web Site.

Prime Outlets Mall

3 minutes east of intersection of I-90 (exit 42) and Rt 14. Approx 20 miles north of Grace gardens.

Everyone knows this locally as the outlet mall. Over 95 brand name outlets. Link to Premium Outlet Web Site.

Oliver House Museum

At 200 Main St. Penn Yan 12 minutes from Grace Gardens.

Collection of artifacts from area. Phone 315.536.7318 for information. Link to Oliver House

Finger Lakes Boating Museum

8231 Pleasant Valley Rd, Hammondsport. 45 minutes from Grace Gardens.

Collection of historical wooden boats from area. Phone 607.569.2222 for information and activities. Open daily Adult Fee Link to Museum

Glen H. Curtiss Museum

8419 State Rt 54A, Hammondsport. 40 minutes from Grace Gardens.

Historical collection of early flight artifacts from area. Phone 607.569.2160 for information and activities. Open daily- Fee Link to Museum

Watkins Glen

26 Miles South on NY Rt 14. 35 Minutes from Grace Gardens.

Many Interesting Shops and Fine Restaurants. Main feature is the Glen- Watkins Glen State Park. World famous 2-mile long Glen generating 19 waterfalls. In 2015 this State Park was number 3 out of 6000 State Parks (US Today poll). Large swimming pool, picnicking, camping, gift shop. Open daily- Fee Link to State Park

These are organizations that can provide additional information on area visits.
Yates County Chamber of Commerce Local Business and Tourist Information Link to Yates C of C Home Page.
Finger Lakes Wine Country  More Info About FL Wineries Link to FL Wine Country Web Pages
Seneca lake Wine trail  27 Wineries Around Scenic Seneca Lake Link to Seneca Lake Wine Trail
Keuka Lake Wine Trail  Ten Wineries Around Scenic Keuka Lake Link to Keuka Lake Wine Route
Cayuga Lake Wine Trail  14 Wineries Around Scenic Cayuga Lake Link to Cayuga Lake Wine Route


Feb 18, 2023