Finger Lakes Region, New York

Keuka Lake Area: Lakes, Farms, Vineyards

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Keuka Lake is another popular visiting area in the Finger Lakes. There’s some especially nice running in Keuka Lake, mixing quieter roads with lake views, and passing farms and vineyards. We’ve put together a 5-mile tour, incorporating Keuka Park and Bluff Point. Start at the Lightner Library in Keuka Park, and head along Lake Ave./E. Bluff Dr. for 1.7 miles. Nice lake views on a fairly quiet road here. Turn RIGHT on Culver Hill Rd., heading up a steady hill for 0.75 miles and then RIGHT on Skyline Dr. Nice views and farms, as you head toward Bluff Point. After another 1.5 miles, RIGHT on Rt. 25 at Bluff Point, heading back down into Keuka Park.

Additional Options:

  • We love the flat, quiet roads west of Rt. 54A between Branchport and Urbana, passing farms and vineyards.
  • Sections of Rt. 54A on West Branch Keuka Lake are along the water. Shoulder is intermittent, so use caution.
  • Keuka Lake Outlet Trail: A moderate trail run that goes up to 7 miles one-way between Keuka Lake (Penn Yan) and Seneca Lake (Dresden). Mainly wooded. Generally downhill from Penn Yan, or uphill from Dresden. Passes Seneca Mills Falls. Trail Info.

 

 

 

 

Essentials
  • 5 mile (8 km) loop
  • 337 feet
  • Keuka Park - Lightner Library