1) Union Block Italian Bistro

Penn Yan – this is our favorite, modern sit down restaurant. Best enjoyed without young kids.

2) Seneca Farms

Penn Yan – Homemade Fried Chicken and Ice Cream – kid friendly. We recommend getting a gallon or two to go to enjoy at the lake

3) Oak Hill Bulk Foods

Penn Yan – Mennonite grocery store/deli/cafe – there is an entire isle dedicated to GUMMY BEARS!

4) La Cocina


5) The Olney Place

Best QKA merchandise! This is a unique blend of a grocery market, cafe/deli and taproom.

6) Cams Pizza

Penn Yan (315) 536-3065

7) Tops Market

Penn Yan – Chain grocery store. Largest selection


8) The Switzerland

(aka the Switz) waterfront restaurant with great view of the bluff. 30 minute boat ride.

9) Morgans Grocery

locally owned grocery store. Great selection of fresh meat from local farms.


1) Abandon Brewery

Located directly above our lake house on Merritt Hill Rd. Great elevated view of lake, lots of outdoor space, live music, and a unique serving area inside an old barn.

2) Stueben Brewery

Hammondsport –

3) Laurentide Beer

4) Climbing Bines

Seneca lake

5) 18th Amendment

Penn Yan – Modern Cocktail Bar with small food menu

6) Vineyard View Winery

Keuka Park

7) Keuka Springs

You can see keuka springs directly across the lake! Worth a visit to get see the view from the other side.

8) Black cat bistro

Coffee/cafe – just around the corner from the house. This modern cafe is run by the owners of keuka lake coffee roasters

9) Amity Coffee

Penn Yan – Gourmet coffee

10) Bully Hill Vineyards

largest winery on QKA lake. Great food and the most amazing elevated views of the bluff. Look for the bright blue roofs!


1) Keuka Watersports

Boat and watercraft rentals –

2) Shoreline rentals

kayak, Paddleboard, and bike rentals. They will deliver to and pickup from the house –

3) Keuka Outlet Trail

Penn Yan – Hiking. Check out the map on to find the waterfalls

4) Keuka Lake State Park

Branchport – Beaches, Hiking, Playgrounds

5) Windmill Farm & Craft Market

very large market w/lo. Only open Saturdays

6) Glen Curtiss Aviation Museum

inventor of the sea plane and “father of naval aviation” Hammondsport –

7) Hammondsport

Quaint town/village located at the southern branch of the lake. Named coolest small town in America in 2012. Antique shops, restaurants, breweries, and our favorite is the “flight” of ice cream at crooked lake ice cream


8) Soldiers and Sailors Hospital

418 N Main St, Penn Yan, NY 14527