It’s a beautiful lake and region. If you ever find yourself passing through this area, you have to stop by. Their are tons of activities, award winning wineries as well as lots of history. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time in this region. There is lots to see and do.
We stayed at the Keuka Lake New York State Park which as luck would have it, was only 10 minutes from my father’s cottage. The campsites at the park are large, complete with picnic tables and fire rings. We are 42 feet and their were quite a few spots that would fit us. With level gravel drives (at least ours was), some with 30 amp service and hiking trails a plenty, I would highly recommend this as a base of operations.
We went hiking and found some geocaches along the way.
As I have mentioned in previous posts, we enjoy geocaching because it takes you to places you would normally not know were there. As long as you watch where you are stepping that is. We recently found ourselves in poison ivy while reaching for the cache. Luckily we were not affected by it as it was too late that we noticed it was poison ivy.
David Finding A Geocache In Keuka Lake State Park…Amunst The Poison Ivy. Luckily We Did Not Get Infected.
We were up on this hill and found this geocache by the street sign. The title of the geocache was “Where U R”. Well, that title made no sense to us. Until we looked a little further down and in a farmer’s field we saw this…
David And The USA Sign Plowed Out In A Farmer’s Field
After geocaching, we checked back in with the kitties to see how they were handling this 85 degree day. They were fine of course. They were inside with the air conditioner running. So they had no worries.
The farmer had plowed out the letters USA in the middle of his field. Talking to some locals, we believe it was his tribute to the 9/11 tragedy. Be sure to click on the picture to enlarge it so you can see this more clearly.
Whisper Passed Out On My Slippers, Enjoying A Lazy Afternoon.
The Village Of Penn Yan, NY
They also have the distinction of holding the world record for the largest buckwheat pancake ever made on the world’s largest (27 foot) griddle. On the side of The Birkett Mills building resides the griddle used to cook the world’s largest pancake. Next to it is a full sized delivery truck. That can hopefully give you an idea of the shear size of this thing.
There’s lots of beautiful scenery around this part of New York.
Views Of The Finger Lakes Region
Farmland, trees and lakes abound.
The next day we went and visited my father at his cottage on Keuka Lake.
We sat down on the dock overlooking the lake. It’s cooler by the water’s edge. We had a nice dinner. Went for ice cream. Don’t judge, it was hot. Although we really don’t need an excuse to eat ice cream. Said our good-bye’s and went back to our motor home.
The next morning we set out on the road to head home. We took the familiar back roads through the countryside and had some wonderful views out our large window.
In another week and a half we will be heading to Pennsylvania, with Joe and Lynn (no kids) to experience our first Nascar event at the Pocono’s Speedway. We are camping in the infield so that will be totally outside our bubble, and our comfort zone. So stay tuned for those posts and see how we did!