The Village of Hammondsport’s charming downtown offers independently- and locally- owned shops and restaurants surrounding the picturesque Pulteney Square and gazebo. Just a few steps away are the shores of Keuka Lake at Depot Park.
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum
Learn the history of the pioneer aviator, “Father of Naval Aviation,” and the “Fastest Man on Earth,” while exploring the priceless collection of artifacts at the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum. The museum covers early aviation as well as the inventions of Glenn H. Curtiss, including motorcycles, bicycles, boats, and aircrafts.
Wineries and Craft Beverage Producers
Hammondsport is home to wineries that pair delicious wine with amazing views of Keuka Lake; Ravines Wine Cellars and Heron Hill Winery are two not to miss. To make your itinerary planning a cinch, check out the six members of the Keuka Lake Wine Trail or explore the Craft Beverage Trail.
Finger Lakes Boating Museum
Learn about the boat building heritage of the Finger Lakes region in the unique Finger Lakes Boating Museum, offering a collection of over 200 antique boats, preserving the vintage art and craftsmanship behind boat building.
Dr. Konstantin Frank
This winery located near Hammondsport is responsible for revolutionizing wine making in the United States when Dr. Konstantin Frank, a Ukrainian immigrant, successfully developed a method for growing Vinifera, or European wine grapes, in Upstate New York. After 300 years of failed attempts to introduce Vinifera to colder climates, Dr. Frank revolutionized the winemaking landscape as the region is known for today.
Pleasant Valley Wine Company
Visit the oldest winery in the Finger Lakes, located just outside the Village of Hammondsport, which offers historic tours of their property dating back to 1860. Pleasant Valley Wine Company, known for their Great Western Champagne brand, survived the prohibition years by selling sacramental and medicinal wine while sitting on an inventory of 70,000 cases that couldn’t be sold.