What to do and see in Hammondsport, New York (NY): The Best Things to do Good for Big Groups

July 22, 2021 Nobuko Falco

Hammondsport is a village at the south end of Keuka Lake, one of the Finger Lakes of New York, United States. The population was 420 at the 2000 census.
Restaurants in Hammondsport

1. Glenn H. Curtiss Museum

8419 State Route 54, Hammondsport, NY 14840-9795 +1 607-569-2160 [email protected] http://www.glennhcurtissmuseum.org
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5.0 based on 601 reviews

Glenn H. Curtiss Museum

The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, bearing the name of Hammondsport's favorite son, is located on Route 54, one half mile south of the village of Hammondsport, New York. Dedicated to the memory of pioneer aviator, Glenn Curtiss, the museum contains a priceless collection relating to early aviation and local history. The museum also features a 75-seat theater, large open area for special events and a gift shop. In addition to motorcycles and aircraft, visitors will also see antique tools, toys, boats, home-furnishings, fire equipment and much more. Visitors are also welcome to visit the Museum Restoration Shop, talk with volunteer craftsman and watch them work on historic aircraft.

Reviewed By KMJackson60

We popped over to this museum on a rainy day. I knew very little about Glenn Curtiss and early airplane history. We loved it! Glenn Curtiss was a very creative, very interesting person who did a lot of inventing. It was fun watching his life and inventions play out, and the early air pioneers start the industry.

2. Bully Hill Vineyards Winery

8843 Greyton H Taylor Memorial Dr, Hammondsport, NY 14840-9637 +1 607-868-3610 http://www.bullyhillvineyards.com
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4.5 based on 409 reviews

Bully Hill Vineyards Winery

Located in the heart of the Finger Lakes wine country, this family-owned winery is popular for its humorous tours, spectacular scenery and artsy wine labels.

Reviewed By ImaBlueman - Owego, United States

due to Covid, Bully Hill has adjusted their wine tasting to start at the top or each hour. (reservations required). They then take whoever has signed up into a decent size room, where you have your own table distanced from others. What is great about the wine tasting, is you are entertained while doing your tasting! They cover a fascinating story of the founder Mr Taylor, his lawsuit fights, various stories of events that happened throughout all of this, local support and of course the story of the goat! Much more than just a tasting, good history , humorous stories and the tales behind the "david vs goliath" battle mr taylor went through.

3. Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery

9749 Middle Rd, Hammondsport, NY 14840-9462 +1 800-320-0735 [email protected] http://www.drfrankwines.com
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4.5 based on 672 reviews

Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery

Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery is one of the most prestigious and beloved wineries in the Finger Lakes. The winery's founder, Dr. Konstantin Frank introduced vinifera (classic European grape varieties) to the Eastern United States which ignited a winemaking renaissance in the region. Without the contributions of Dr. Frank, the Finger Lakes wine region would not be where it is today. The winery was established in 1962 and is now in its fourth generation of Frank family ownership. The winery's tasting room overlooks beautiful Keuka Lake and some of the oldest vinifera vineyards in America.

Reviewed By ekwestrein - Troy, United States

Summary: Best wines, breathtaking view, and the best history of any winery we visited. Can’t miss this one if you are taking a tour of this area! Wine: Absolutely fantastic wines! A bunch of cool varietals you don’t usually see from this area, plus some amazing blends (but with so many different kinds of fruit to work with, there’s really no surprise there!). Sweet, dry, whites, reds, roses, sparkling, and everything in between; really something for everyone. Ambiance/View: BEAUTIFUL lake views and a very nice tasting room. We were lucky that there weren’t many people visiting when we went, but it seemed like it’d have enough room to still get good service if it got busy. Another really nice thing about this place is that we were greeted by Steven as soon as we walked up! It was so nice to have someone to get direction from right off the bat. Plus he was so nice and welcoming! A definite plus. Education: The tasting room staff (our bartender Vinnie, and the other bartender Paul) were very friendly and knowledgeable about the wines and the history of the vineyards - and what a history it is! It was so cool to learn about Dr. Frank and his contributions; plus we heard his name pop up so many more times from other wineries in the area recognizing his contributions. We didn’t do a tour, but next time we come back, we will definitely try to get in on the tours - they seemed amazing and included food for the price.

4. Heron Hill Winery

9301 County Route 76, Hammondsport, NY 14840-9685 +1 607-868-4241 [email protected] http://www.heronhill.com
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4.5 based on 357 reviews

Heron Hill Winery

Heron Hill Winery, rated as one of the most spectacular tasting rooms in the world by Travel + Leisure, is nestled into a hillside overlooking scenic Keuka Lake in New York's Finger Lakes region. For over 40 years, our family-owned winery has won many awards for its distinctive, elegant wines and continues to be at the forefront of cool climate winemaking. Establishing our heritage among some of the first vinifera wineries in the Finger Lakes, John and Josephine Ingle founded Heron Hill Winery in 1977. Through perseverance and long-term dedication to excellence in winemaking, Heron Hill Winery has become a world-class destination for wine as well as a wedding event venue. For the Ingles, practicing sustainability is a way of life. Respect for the land in how we farm our estate vineyards, and respect for the consumer by offering wines with an authentic sense of place and by providing visitors with a friendly and informative experience.

Reviewed By G9561IPlindah

Wonderful tasting experience in a beautiful and welcoming environment! Upon arriving, we were greeted by our friendly and knowledgeable wine pourer, Chrissy. She managed to turn a typical tasting into a fun & upbeat getaway. We can't say enough about the difference her personal attention made to us, especially during these less than festive holiday restrictions. Besides the overall terrific interaction and delicious wines, the view from the tasting room is to die for and always brings us back.

5. Pleasant Valley Wine Company

8260 Pleasant Valley Rd, Hammondsport, NY 14840-9514 +1 607-569-6111 [email protected] http://pleasantvalleywine.com
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4.5 based on 77 reviews

Pleasant Valley Wine Company

The Pleasant Valley Wine Company was born in 1860 in Hammondsport, New York with $10,000 from 13 local businessmen. Pleasant Valley was designated as U.S. Bonded Winery No. 1 in its State and Federal districts. Having survived Prohibition and several ownership changes, the winery in 1995 returned to local family control. We proudly make champagnes, table wines, and dessert wines under the Great Western, Widmer, Gold Seal, Pleasant Valley, and Brickstone Cellars labels. Our expansive facility includes 8 unique buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. We own more than 500 acres of vineyards above Keuka and Seneca Lakes in the Finger Lakes.

Reviewed By geminigirlNewYork - Lisle, United States

it was our first visit here and we were very impressed. The lobby has a self guided tour of how champagne and wines are made. There are awards the winery won, old furniture, huge wine barrel ( approx 12 feet tall) they retired and its on display in lobby. The tasting was free which was really awesome. Prices to buy wine were very reasonable. You can take a tour of the bldgs. but it was closed when we went. We will definitely go again and go on tour..Tons of parking

6. OnKeuka - Innovative Outings on & off the Lake

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4.5 based on 48 reviews

OnKeuka - Innovative Outings on & off the Lake

OnKeuka! innovative offerings On & Off the Lake. Shoreline, Wineries, Breweries, Foodie & Swimming Tours combine boat and van for a unique OnKeuka! experience. Pay per seat (no mins) or book it privately for an intimate or group (up to 11 ppl) experience. Spring, Summer & Fall. Add seaplane for an ariel view to complete a special occasion. Rent a Boat with crew, fuel and swim toys included with OnKeuka Private Charters. Enjoy a carless, lakeside vacation with our Water Taxi with airport and hilltop wineries land connector services. Ease your cottage move-in with our Boat Bellhop service. Interesting in real estate - then sign up for a OnKeuka Relator Ride for dock-side cottage-hunting from the boat. Learn to drive a boat or refresh your skills under nurturing female captain with our OnKeuka Boat Camp Boot Camp 1/2 day session. Our OK!TriplePlay combines a museum + lunch + boating; or brewery + lunch + boating. In the evening walk the village with a lantern for guided ghosty folklore

7. Steuben Brewing Company

10286 Judson Rd, Hammondsport, NY 14840-9668 +1 607-332-3000 http://www.steubenbrewingcompany.com
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4.5 based on 39 reviews

Steuben Brewing Company

Reviewed By Dave2806 - Key Colony Beach, United States

We stopped in to watch musical sensation Jackson Cavalier while enjoying some delicious food provided by Tito’s Tacos. The Cider and beer provided the perfect combination for a great evening. Amazing view!

8. Krooked Tusker Distillery

10303 County Route 76, Hammondsport, NY 14840-9622 +1 607-868-3006 [email protected] http://krookedtusker.com
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4.5 based on 33 reviews

Krooked Tusker Distillery

A NYS licensed farm distillery producing hand crafted, small batches of award winning vodkas, whiskeys and gins in the heart of the Finger Lakes. All our spirits are made at our facility on the west side of Keuka Lake from NYS grown grains.

Reviewed By Departure260365

Quirky, perfect getaway for a Monday afternoon! We ventured here on a Monday for friend's birthday and had a fabulous best bloody mary, made with the distillery's horseradish vodka ... it was delicious. The weather was a bit rainy, so we didn't take advantage of the small deck or vast lawn, but it looks like a great spot to park on a beautiful day. They have a wonderful enclosed, heated porch and inside tasting room with an awesome view of the distilling equipment. I also heard that they have bands on weekends, which would be another draw to this fantastic spot! It has a small view of the lake, so all-in-all a great experience.

9. Depot Park

Water Street, Hammondsport, NY 14840
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4.0 based on 33 reviews

Depot Park

Reviewed By moonmullen61 - Buffalo, United States

This is a beautiful park, open, clean, places to sit and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Keuka Lake and the surrounding land

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