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Things to do in Steuben County

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“One of New York State's greatest tourist attractions...it is a two hour ride from Buffalo, but well worth the ride...a spectacular experience...”
  • 78 locals recommend
Food
“The Windmill serves as an outlet for local producers and unique artisans and craftsmen. Now in its 30th year, The Windmill plays host to nearly 200 shops, you're sure to find something for everyone.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Park
“Swimming area blocked off in the canyon of the rock bed. Walk along the river bed through the canyon on the rock bed. Beautiful. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Winery
“This is the oldest winery in the Finger Lakes locates among several other wineries on Keuka Lake. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Vineyard
“This is a fun winery on Keuka Lake with a great (and colorful) history. Go for the wine tour and restaurant if nothing else. While you are there also check out Dr. Frank's Wine Cellars!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Museum
“When the Wright Brothers were doing exhibitions flying around fairgrounds, Curtiss flew from Albany NY to New York City. In 1907 when the Model T was capable of 45 mph, Curtiss built a motorcycle that went 136 mph and was the fastest man on earth for many years.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great food and great atmosphere! Live music in a basement bar! This is a "must stop" when on Keuka Lake!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Museum
“A Smithsonian affiliate museum with a large array of exhibits containing American art and artifacts from all of America's history.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Food
“Heron Hill is among the leaders of making some of the finest Rieslings in the region. 8 different Rieslings made each year! ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Across the road from your room, a 2 minute walk. Casual lake food and a bar, has huge decks right over the water. A band plays on Sunday afternoons. Very popular!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Air Conditioned seating available indoors and an amazing 3 level deck outside”
  • 12 locals recommend
Museum
“7 days a week. Housed in the Taylor Wine Building (1886) Many locally built boats.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Nestled in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York, the rolling green pastures of Farm Sanctuary’s 175-acre New York shelter are home to more than 500 rescued farm animals. Spend the day with us and take an hour-long guided tour, browse our unique gift shop, learn more about farm animals in our Visitor Center, or enjoy a snack on our scenic deck. We are located next door to Sugar Hill State Forest, just west of Watkins Glen.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Don't miss the wine trail. Many wines are highly rated. Plus you get a fantastic view of the Finger Lakes area! Brochures are in the magazine rack at the cottage! ”
  • 7 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Vineyard
“This is a fun winery on Keuka Lake with a great (and colorful) history. Go for the wine tour and restaurant if nothing else. While you are there also check out Dr. Frank's Wine Cellars!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great food and great atmosphere! Live music in a basement bar! This is a "must stop" when on Keuka Lake!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“Across the road from your room, a 2 minute walk. Casual lake food and a bar, has huge decks right over the water. A band plays on Sunday afternoons. Very popular!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Air Conditioned seating available indoors and an amazing 3 level deck outside”
  • 12 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Close proximity to Hillside Haven, friendly staff, great atmosphere, Clammin' and Jammin' Sundays, Seafood Wednesday with All You Can Eat Crab Legs, and special menu item - the artichoke hearts french. Our local favorite!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“On weekends they usually have live music, and the drinks are not expensive. If you like a bar scene, this is where the locals and the tourists go. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Locally sourced ingredients, seating indoors and out just off the square in Hammondsport”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“In my opinion, this is one of the best restaurants in Corning. I have been vegan for two years, and this menu caters to that way of eating in an extraordinary, and amazingly tasty way. If you’re into unique, alcoholic beverages, especially martinis… The menu will not disappoint.”
  • 8 locals recommend

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