The Pearl of Seneca Lake Bed and Breakfast is located in the heart of the New York State Finger Lakes Region, which offers a variety of activities for everyone.   The sports enthusiast, the wine connoisseur, the nature lover, the arts and crafts explorer, the music lover, and the romance seeker will all be satisfied in this setting.

We are located in the middle of the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, and minutes from the Keuka Lake and Cayuga Lake Wine Trails.   Below on this page is a summary of what's going on at the Seneca, Keuka, Cayuga and Canandaigua Lake Wine Trails and at Glenora Wine Cellars, as well as a list of wineries, breweries and distilleries near the Pearl of Seneca Lake.

The Watkins Glen Race Track (below) is 15 miles to the south.   Further down on this page is a listing of 2013 events at the track.

For stock car racing, the Blackrock Speedway
is located 3 miles to the west in the village of Dundee.   The races are held on Friday nights.
The season runs from April through November.


Breweries & Distilleries

Glen Race Track Schedule



Colleges & Universities

The Mennonite Community

Finger Lakes Cheese Trail

A view down one of the paths of the
nature trail, which winds about
3000 feet through the grounds of
the Pearl of Seneca Lake Bed and Breakfast.


The Windmill Farm & Craft Market is New York State's first and largest rural market, featuring over 200 vendors.   Now in its 26th. season, it's open every Saturday from 8 AM till 4:30 PM from April 27th. through December 14th., 2013, as well as Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.   Here you'll find everything from hand-crafted furniture, quilts and home-baked breads to antiques, collectibles and fresh produce, many provided by local Mennonite families.   It features free parking and admission, and is located on route 14A, about 9 miles from our Seneca Lake Bed and Breakfast.



Watkins Glen State Park is the most famous of the Finger Lakes State Parks.   Visitors can walk the gorge path that winds over and under 19 waterfalls overlooking the gorge.   It is located on route 14 in Watkins Glen, NY, 12 miles to the south.    Other nearby state parks include Sampson State Park on Seneca Lake south of Geneva, and in the Ithaca area:    Robert H Treman, Allan H Treman, Buttermilk Falls, and Taughannock Falls State Parks.    Taughannock Falls (shown on the right) has an incredible drop of 215 feet, and is one of the highest falls east of the Rocky Mountains.


The Corning Museum of Glass is a world-renowned glass museum, located in Corning, NY, about 30 miles to the south.   Here you can watch and even experience glassmaking, see a number of seasonal exhibitions, and shop at any of the 8 boutiques.    At the Walk-in Workshop, the Museum's try-it-yourself glassmaking program, no experience is necessary.    The Museum is open 9AM - 5PM daily.

While in the Corning area, you can also visit The Rockwell Museum of Western Art.    Here American Western and Native American art are the focal points for engaging, dynamic exhibitions and programming.    In the adjacent Cantina, you can enjoy mouth-watering southwestern cuisine.



For motorcycle and aviation buffs, the Glenn H Curtiss Museum near Hammondsport on Keuka Lake is a must-see.    The Museum contains a priceless collection relating to early aviation and local history.    It also features a 75-seat theater, a large open area for special events, and a gift shop.

Just a short drive south of us, you can enjoy the National Warplane Museum at the Elmira-Corning Airport, where you can see many early warplanes on display, and even take a vintage airplane ride!   


The Finger Lakes is also a great area for colleges and universities.    Cornell University in Ithaca is an Ivy-League college which has been described as "the first American university".    Close by is Ithaca College (shown in the photo), which was founded in 1892 as a music conservatory, and has now expanded to a full liberal arts education.    In Geneva (25 miles north of us), Hobart and William Smith Colleges provide Bachelor of Arts and Science degrees, and Master of Arts in Teaching.    Less than half an hour away from us on Keuka Lake is Keuka College, which offers 34 bachelor's degree majors, and 4 masters degree majors.



On the left above is a group of local Mennonites walking home from church.   On the right is one of the many horse-and-carriages that are their sole means of transportation.   Yates County has a very strong Mennonite community, which came here from Lancaster County PA, in the mid seventies.   We have a very rural setting, which is ideal for their way of life.   The community here includes 6 churches and 27 one-room school houses.   The guests at our Seneca Lake bed & breakfast enjoy shopping at the Mennonite quilt shop, bulk food grocery stores and furniture/woodworking shop.



What's happening on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail in 2014:

   Riesling to Visit Passport ---------------- April 1 - July 31, 2014
* Spring Wine & Cheese -------------------- April 25-27, 2014 (ticketed)
* Smokin' Summer Kickoff ---------------- June 6-8, 2014 (ticketed)
* November Deck the Halls Weekend ---- November 21-23, 2014 (ticketed)
* December Deck the Halls Weekend ---- December 5-7, 2014 (ticketed)

   * These events are 3-day weekends: Friday - 1-5PM, Saturday/Sunday - 10AM-5PM.

For tickets, click on "Trail Events" at the Seneca Lake Wine Trail website.

What's happening on the Keuka Lake Wine Trail in 2014:

Keuka in Bloom ---------------------------- May 3-4, 2014
Barbecue at the Wineries I --------------- June 21-22, 2014
Barbecue at the Wineries II -------------- June 28-29, 2014
Harvest Celebration of Food and Wine --- September 13-14, 2014
Keuka Holidays I --------------------------- November 8-9, 2014
Keuka Holidays II -------------------------- November 15-16, 2014

For tickets, click on "Events" at the Keuka Lake Wine Trail website.

What's happening on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail in 2014:

22nd. Annual Wine & Herb Festival I ----- April 25-27, 2014
22nd. Annual Wine & Herb Festival II ---- May 2-4, 2014

For tickets, click on "Events", then "Trail Events" at the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail website.

What's happening on the Canandaigua Wine Trail in 2014:

                  (No information currently available)

For more information, visit the Canandaigua Wine Trail website.

What's happening at the Watkins Glen Race Track in 2014:

Opening Weekend ------------------------------------- April 12-13, 2014
Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen ------------------------ June 26-29, 2014
SCCA Majors Super Tour ------------------------------- July 4-6, 2014
Finger Lakes Wine Festival ---------------------------- July 11-14, 2014
Cheez-It 355 at The Glen (NASCAR) ------------------ August 7-10, 2014
Glenora Wine Cellars U.S. Vintage Grand Prix --------September 5-7, 2014

For tickets, click on "BUY TICKETS" at the Wa tkins Glen Race Track website.

What's happening at Glenora Wine Cellars in 2014:

Jazz Festival I -------------------------------- July 20, 2014
Jazz Festival II ------------------------------- August 17, 2014

List of Wineries in the Area:

                Sue in all her "finery",
          heading out on the wine trail.

In the lists below, the underlined wineries are links to the individual websites.

The following wineries are located on the west side of Seneca Lake, to the north of our Seneca Lake B&B.   The numbers in parentheses indicate the distance in miles.

Herman J. Wiemer Vineyard (2.9)
Villa Bellangelo (2.6)
Shaw Vineyard Winery (3.2)
Heron Hill on Seneca (4.6)
Four Chimneys Organic Winery (5.1)
Earle Estates Meadery (7.0)
Torrey Ridge Winery (7.0)
Miles Wine Cellars (7.3)
Prejean Winery (7.6)
Anthony Road Wine Company (13.2)
Seneca Shore Wine Cellars (14.1)
Serenity Vineyards (14.1)
Kemmeter Winery   (new)   (14.5)
Red Tail Ridge Winery (14.6)
Monello Winery (14.8)
Fox Run Vineyards (14.9)
Billsboro Winery (19.8)
Lacey Magruder Vineyard & Winery   (new)   (20.6)
White Springs Winery (22.1)
Belhurst Winery (23)
Ravines Wine Cellars (25)
Lake Street Filling Station Winery [Geneva]   (new)   (27)

The following wineries are located on the west side of Seneca Lake, to the south of our Seneca Lake B&B.   The numbers in parentheses indicate the distance in miles.

Fruit Yard Winery  (0.4)
Hickory Hollow Wine Cellars (1.4)
Starkey's Lookout   (2.1)
Glenora Wine Cellars (2.3)
Fulkerson Winery (2.8)
Rock Stream Vineyards (4.4)
Pompous Ass Winery (5.4)
Magnus Ridge Winery (6.0)
Barnstormer Winery   (new)   (7.0)
Lakewood Vineyards (7.6)
Castel Grisch Estate Winery (11.2) (on Lovers Lane off route 14)
Seneca Harbor Wine Center (11.3)
Chateau D'Esperance/NY State Wine Center (11.3)

The following wineries are located on the east side of Seneca Lake.   The numbers in parentheses indicate the distance in miles from our Seneca Lake B&B.

Catharine Valley Winery (16.3)
Silver Springs Winery (17.1)
J R Dill Winery (19.0)
Atwater Estate Vineyards (19.3)
Chateau LaFayette Reneau (19.5)
Bloomer Creek Vineyards (20.3)
Damiani Wine Cellars (21.0)
Hector Wine Company  (21.6)
Leidenfrost Vineyards (21.7)
Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards (21.8)
Red Newt Cellars (22.1)
Rasta Ranch Vineyards & Nursery (22.5)
Logan Ridge Wine Cellars (22.9)
Tickle Hill Winery (23.0)
Sheldrake Point Winery (23.0)
Ryan William Winery   (new)   (23.0)
Penguin Bay Winery & Champagne House (23.1)
Standing Stone Vineyards (24.3)
Bagley's Poplar Ridge Vineyards (24.8)
Shalestone Vineyards (25.0)
Caywood Vineyards (25.1)
Silver Thread Vineyard (25.9)
Wagner Vineyards (26.4)
Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars (26.9)
Kings Garden Vineyards (27)
Eremita Winery (27.5)
Ventosa Vineyards [Geneva] (30)
Rose Hill Tasting Room (Billsboro) [Geneva]   (new)   (30)
Three Brothers Winery & Estates [Geneva] (32)
     - Stony Lonesome Wine Cellars
     - Passion Feet Vineyard and Wine Barn
     - Rogue's Hollow Winery
     - War Horse Brewing Company
Zugibe Vineyards   [Geneva] (34)

The following wineries are located to the west of us on Keuka Lake.  

Barrington Cellars and Buzzard Crest Vineyards
Bully Hill Vineyards
Chateau Renaissance Wine Cellars
Crooked Lake Winery
Dr. Konstantin Frank's Vinifera Wine Cellars
Heron Hill Winery
Hunt Country Vineyards
Keuka Lake Vineyards
Keuka Overlook Wine Cellars
Keuka Spring Vineyards
McGregor Vineyard Winery
Pleasant Valley Wine Company (Great Western)
Ravines Wine Cellars
Rooster Hill Vineyards
Stever Hill Vineyards
Yates Cellars Winery

The following wineries are located to the east of us on Cayuga Lake.  

Americana Vineyards & Winery
Bellwether Hard Cider
Bet the Farm Winery & Gourmet Market
Buttonwood Grove Winery
Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery
Chateau Dusseau
CJS Vineyards
Cobblestone Farm Winery
Dill's Run Vineyard
Eleven Lakes Winery
Eve's Cidery
Finger Lakes Wine Center
Frontenac Point Vineyard
Glenhaven Farm Winery
Goose Watch Winery
Heart & Hands Wine Company
Hosmer Winery
Izzo's White Barn Winery
King Ferry Winery
Knapp Winery & Vineyard Restaurant
Lakeshore Winery
Long Point Winery
Lucas Vineyards
Montezuma Winery
Ports of New York Winery
Sheldrake Point Vineyard & Simply Red Lakeside Bistro
Six Mile Creek Vineyard
Stoney Meadows Farm Winery
Swedish Hill Winery
Thirsty Owl Wine Company & Bistro

The following wineries are located to the west of us on Canandaigua Lake.  

Arbor Hill Grapery & Winery
Casa Larga Vineyards
Finger Lakes Wine Center
Hazlitt's Red Cat Cellars
Heron Hill at Bristol
Inspire Moore Winery & Vineyard
New York Wine & Culinary Center
Wilhelmus Estate Winery

List of Breweries and Distilleries in the Area:


Abandon Brewing Company   (Penn Yan)
Bandwagon Brew Pub   (Ithaca)
Birdland Brewing Company   (Horseheads)
Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill   (Naples)
Climbing Bines Hop Farm and Brewery   (Penn Yan)
Crafty Ales and Lagers   (Phelps)
Custom Brewcrafters   (Honeoye Falls)
Finger lakes Beer Company   (Hammondsport)
Heavily Brewing Company   (opening soon)   (Montour Falls)
Horseheads Brewing, Inc.   (Horseheads)
Ithaca Beer Company   (Ithaca)
Keuka Brewing Company   (Hammondsport)
LyonSmith Brewing Company   (Penn Yan)
Market Street Brewing Company   (Corning)
Miles Craft Ales at Miles Vineyards   (Himrod)
Naked Dove Brewing Company   (Canandaigua)
Rock Stream Brewery   (Rock Stream)
Rogues Harbor Brewing Company   (Lansing - near Ithaca)
Rooster Fish Brewing   (at the Wildflower Cafe in Watkins Glen)
Scalehouse Brewpub   (Ithaca)
Seneca Lodge Craft Brewery   (Watkins Glen)
Starkey's Lookout / G. C. Starkey Beer Company   (Dundee)
The Brewery of Broken Dreams  (opening soon)   (Hammondsport)
The Site Cyber Bar and Grill   (Corning)
3 Herons Brewing Company   (Trumansburg)
Two Goats Brewing Company   (Hector)
Upstate Brewing Company   (Elmira)
Wagner Valley Brewing Company   (Lodi)
War Horse Brewing Company   (at Three Brothers Winery)


Finger Lakes Distilling   (Burdett)
Hidden Marsh Distillery   (Seneca Falls)
Myer Farm Distillers   (Ovid)
Six Mile Creek Vineyard   (Ithaca)

The Finger Lakes Cheese Trail:

Hoffman's Sunset View Creamery   (Odessa)
Jerry Dell's Farm & Farm Store   (Dryden)
Lively Run Goat Dairy   (Interlaken)
Finger Lakes Farmstead Cheese Company   (Mecklenburg)
Finger Lakes Dexter Creamery   (King Ferry)
Shtayburne Farm   (Rock Stream)
Keeley's Cheese Company at McGarr Farms   (King Ferry)
Engelbert Farms   (Nichols)
Muranda Cheese Company   (Waterloo)
Hillcrest Dairy   (Moravia)
Kenton's Cheese Company   (Trumansburg)
Vanillen Dairy   (Ovid)

Area Restaurants

Veraisons Restaurant
Castel Grisch Restaurant
Jerlando's Ristorante

Seneca Harbor Station
Blue Pointe Grille Harbor Hotel
Wildflower Cafe (RoosterFish)

The Decoy
Ports Cafe
Seneca Lodge

Edgars / Stonecutters
Red Newt Cellars Bistro
The Himrod Eagle

Dundee (Glenora)
Watkins Glen area
Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen
Watkins Glen
Watkins Glen

Rock Stream
South of Geneva
Watkins Glen St Pk

Geneva (Belhurst)
Himrod (5 mi north)







Last Updated:     Friday, April 4, 2014

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