There are a multitude of fun Keuka Lake activities for couples staying in Hammondsport. After you have chosen the perfect Hammondsport bed and breakfast to suit your tastes, it's time to show your significant other just how much you care. Fortunately, Hammondsport is full of romance and charm. BBOnline suggests some of the following places as a part of your romantic getaway.
The Finger Lakes Trail
The Finger Lakes Trail is 561 miles of pristine natural beauty. This foot trail stretches across Pennsylvania and upstate New York. It is a quiet, romantic spot to spend a day during your stay at a Hammondsport Inn along Keuka Lake. Pack plenty of water, a picnic basket and set out for a meditative walk with your lover.
The Esperanza Rose Keuka Lake Cruise
3537 Mill Street
If you want to do something truly unique and romantic during your stay, check out the Esperanza Rose Keuka Lake Cruise. The Rose is a 65-foot vintage wooden boat that has been traveling the Finger Lakes since 2005. Rates start at around $30 a person (as of 2010) and include either lunch or dinner. This is the perfect place to both see the sights and get a great meal. You will not soon forget the romance of this charming boat or the fantastic lake through which she sails.
The Windmill Farm and Craft Market
3900 State Rte. 14A
Penn Yan, NY 14527
Just a few miles outside of Hammondsport you will find a delightful little stop known as the Windmill Farm and Craft Market. This world-famous destination is a veritable farmer's market. You will find fresh fruits, vegetables, cheeses and more. This is a great place to stock up for a romantic picnic or purchase freshly cut flowers from a local field. The many shops offer something for everyone. You will find a variety of handmade Amish goods and books. Open every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., this is a great place to spend a romantic day shopping.
Keuka Lake Wine Trail
2375 Route 14A
Penn Yan, NY 14527
No visit to Hammondsport would be complete without a tour of this fantastic wine trail, located right outside of the city. Traveling down this trail you will be able to tour several expansive vineyards, each with their own flavor and style. No matter what sort of wine you and your other half enjoy, you are sure to find something here that will amaze you. There is no better start for a romantic evening than a daytime tour through wine country.
Balloons Over Corning
352 Brewster St
Painted Post, NY 14870-1402
If you really want to do something truly spectacular during your romantic journey, you should make the short drive to Balloons over Corning, for a hot air balloon ride over the Finger Lakes. After you have explored the lakes from the ground, explore them from above. These balloons are romantic and full of old-world charm. This is the perfect way to end a romantic vacation in Hammondsport.