Things to Do in the Area
The Keuka Lake and Seneca Lake wine trails are major tourist attractions. There are over 80 wineries within an hour’s drive of Merritt Hill Manor with new locations opening every year. The Cayuga Wine Trail is only a little further for those who want to do the full wine circuit. The Finger Lakes Region is the largest wine production area outside California. We will be happy to help you plan your trip.
Keuka Lake Wine Trail – www.keukawinetrail.com
Seneca Lake Wine Trail – www.senecalakewine.com
Cayuga Lake Wine Trail – www.cayugawinetrail.com
There are ample shopping opportunities for antiques, crafts or the many popular retail shops. Visit the Windmill, a Mennonite Farm & Craft Market, open each Saturday. The Prime Outlet Mall is less than an hour away. MacKenzie-Childs, manufacturers of highly eclectic art and gift items, is a most interesting stop. You can visit Hammondsport, Naples, Canandaigua and many other scenic villages. And don’t miss the many antique barns and shops across Yates County.
Antiques – www.bloomfieldantiquemile.com
Shopping – www.primeoutlets.com
The Windmill – www.thewindmill.com
MacKenzie-Childs – www.mackenzie-childs.com
There are many beautiful parks and scenic gorges in the area. The natural beauty of the Finger Lakes formation by the recession of the glaciers is spectacular. The best place to start is one the area’s numerous state parks including Watkins Glen State Park, Keuka State Park (only 5 minutes away), or the Finger Lakes Natural Forest. Don’t miss the biking and hiking opportunities at the Keuka Outlet Trail.
Watkins Glen State Park – www.nysparks.state.ny.us/parks/info.asp?parkID=105
Sonnenberg Gardens – www.sonnenberg.org
And there’s always a relaxing dinner on the lake.
Port’s Café – 315-789-2020 www.portscafe.com
Lakeside Restaurant – 607.868.3636 www.lakeside-restaurant.com
Village Tavern – 607.569.2528 www.villagetaverninn.com
The Pleasant Valley Inn – 607.569.2282
A little further away, but just as good;
Red Newt Cellars – 607.546.4100 www.rednewt.com
Stone Cat’s Café – 607.546.5000 www.stonecatcafe.com
Or for the very special occasion,
Bellhurst Castle, Glenora Wine Cellars or Esperanza Mansion
We will be happy to make reservations for you in advance of your arrival.
And finally, you can play golf (only 10 minutes away), take a boat tour, or visit a local museum of interest. There a many more things to occupy your time, please check below.
Golf at Lakeside Country Club – www.lccgolfny.com We can make your tee time for you and you get our member rate discount!
The Esperanza Rose offers the most elegant cruise in the Finger Lakes. Enjoy the beauty of Keuka Lake from the decks of The Rose. This 65 foot vintage wooden cruising vessel offers a variety of excursions with three cruises daily. For information and reservations please call 1- 866-927-4400.www.esperanzaboat.com
Another daily cruise is the Viking Spirit where you can bring your own bottle of wine and snacks. It leaves at 5pm and lasts about an hour – very casual.
Corning Museum of Glass – www.cmog.org
Glenn Curtiss Museum of Aviation – www.glenhcurtissmuseum.org
Women’s Hall Of Fame, Seneca Falls – www.greatwomen.org
Rockwell Museum of Western Art – www.stny/rockwellmuseum
Oliver House Museum – www.yatespast.com
National Soaring Museum – www.soaringmuseum.org
About the Finger Lakes- www.fingerlakes.com
Watkins Glen International Racetrack – www.theglen.com
Yates County – www.yatesny.com (has complete wine event information)
Finger Lakes Wine Country – www.fingerlakeswinecountry.com
Finger Lakes Wine Festival – www.flwinefest.com
UnCork New York – www.newyorkwines.org