When you think of a trip to the Finger Lakes, perhaps you’re imagining a quaint town on the water, teeming with wineries, local shops, and charm. Perhaps you’re even imagining the village of Hammondsport, whether you know it or not. Voted America’s Coolest Small Town in Budget Travel magazine, it has captured the hearts of Finger Lakes visitors for decades. Experience it for yourself with one of our Hammondsport vacation rentals.
Hammondsport is tucked along the southern shores of Keuka Lake, the only Finger Lake with a Y-shape. Keuka means “lake with an elbow” in the language of the Seneca people, and it was once even called Crooked Lake. It’s arguably the most scenic of its counterparts, with rolling hills that afford vistas of the surrounding vineyards and forest.
The village of Hammondsport measures less than one square mile, meaning everything is within an easy stroll of our Hammondsport vacation rentals. Pulteney Square offers shops and dining, and Depot Park along the lakeshore is a great place for a picnic, sunset, or even swimming when it’s warm enough. If you’re towing or renting a boat, be sure to take advantage of the free public docks where you can tie up for the afternoon.
If you’re interested in planes, trains, and automobiles, stop by the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum which honors the early aviator by the same name. You’ll find a collection of aircraft, automobiles, and even vintage motorcycles in a 60,000 square-foot space. Afterwards, treat yourself to a delicious lunch at Timber Stone Grill, and maybe even a double-scoop from Crooked Lake Ice Cream Company.
Of course, the most alluring thing about the Finger Lakes is the lakes themselves. Keuka features lovely shallow waters in places that are perfect for swimming in the summers. You can also rent kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddleboards, and boats for your favorite means of exploration. If you just can’t get enough, treat yourself to aerial lake views in a private seaplane ride. Hint: they’re even more spectacular if you time your trip with the fall foliage.
There are countless things to do near our Hammondsport vacation homes. Outdoor enthusiasts will delight in the nearby Keuka Lake State Park, offering 621 acres perfect for hiking, cross-country skiing, running, and snowshoeing. An abundance of wineries specializing in world-class Rieslings are right at your fingertips. The neighboring Finger Lakes, as well as the college city of Ithaca, are all great options for a day trip.
However you choose to enjoy this special place, our Hammondsport vacation rentals are ready and waiting. Browse now to plan your perfect Finger Lakes getaway.