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.
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 (shown on
the right) 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 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 2013 and 2014:
* November Deck the Halls Weekend ---- November 22-24, 2013 (ticketed)
* December Deck the Halls Weekend ---- December 6-8, 2013 (ticketed)
Polar Passport --------------------------- Dec. 9, 2013 - March 31, 2014 (ticketed)
* Bargain Bash ----------------------------- January 11-20, 2014
* Pasta & Wine ----------------------------- January 17-19, 2014 (ticketed)
* Chocolate & Wine ------------------------ February 7-9, 2014 (ticketed)
* Cruisin' the Tropics ----------------------- March 28-30, 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 2013:
Keuka Wine Trail Passport ------------------- Through December 31, 2013
Keuka Holidays I ----------------------------- November 9-10, 2013
Keuka Holidays II ---------------------------- November 16-17, 2013
For tickets, click on "Events" at the Keuka Lake Wine Trail website.
What's happening on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail in 2013:
20th. Annual Holiday Shopping Spree I -------November 22-24, 2013 (ticketed)
20th. Annual Holiday Shopping Spree II ------December 6-8, 2013 (ticketed)
For tickets, click on "Events", then "Trail Events" at the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail website.
What's happening on the Canandaigua Wine Trail in 2013:
(No information currently available)
For more information, visit the Canandaigua Wine Trail website.
What's happening at the Watkins Glen Race Track in 2013:
Glentoberfest (live music & craft beers) ---------- October 26, 2013
For tickets, click on "BUY TICKETS" at the Watkins Glen Race Track website.
What's happening at Glenora Wine Cellars in 2013:
Deck the Halls Weekend I ----------------------- November 22-24, 2013
Deck the Halls Weekend II ---------------------- December 6-8, 2013
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
Cobblestone Farm Winery
Dill's Run Vineyard
Eleven Lakes Winery
Finger Lakes Wine Center
Frontenac Point Vineyard
Glenhaven Farm Winery
Goose Watch Winery
Heart & Hands Wine Company
Izzo's White Barn Winery
King Ferry Winery
Knapp Winery & Vineyard Restaurant
Long Point 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:
Bandwagon Brew Pub (Ithaca)
Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill (Naples)
Custom Brewcrafters (Honeoye Falls)
Finger lakes Beer Company (Hammondsport)
Horseheads Brewing, Inc. (Horseheads)
Ithaca Beer Company (Ithaca)
Keuka Brewing Company (Hammondsport)
Market Street Brewing Company (Corning)
Miles Craft Ales at Miles Vineyards (Himrod)
Naked Dove Brewing Company (Canandaigua)
Rogues Harbor Brewing Company (Lansing - near Ithaca)
Rooster Fish Brewing (at the Wildflower Cafe in Watkins Glen)
Scalehouse Brewpub (Ithaca)
Two Goats Brewing Company (Hector)
Wagner Valley Brewing Company (Lodi)
War Horse Brewing Company (at Three Brothers Winery)
Finger Lakes Distilling (Burdett)
Hidden Marsh Distillery (Seneca Falls)
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)
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013