. . . In the heart of New York Finger Lakes Wine Country

The Sunrise Landing Bed and Breakfast is an ideal Finger Lakes vacation location offering lodging in close proximity to Finger Lakes wineries, Watkins Glen State Park, and other wonderful attractions and activities. Listed below are some of the most popular things to do in the Seneca Lake area. After a day spent exploring our beautiful area of Upstate New York, return to the inn for a restful night’s sleep in your luxurious lodging accommodations.

(Driving times noted are approximate)

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    Wineries - wineries - and more wineries - Approximately 50 wineries surround Seneca Lake, NY, the largest and deepest of the beautiful New York State Finger Lakes, and there are more on other nearby lakes. Most offer wine tastings at a nominal charge everyday, and many participate in popular wine trail events during the year, such as "Chocolate and Wine" for Valentine's Day weekend, and "Deck the Halls" during the Thanksgiving/Christmas holiday season as well as the Finger Lakes Wine Festival in the summer. Also, check out area taxis, tour buses, and limos.


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    Glenora Winery (less than 5 minutes away) - offers a year-round, luxury inn, restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining, and winery with gift shop. The view from all locations is magnificent.


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    Excellent area restaurants (many near and others not too far) - we will be delighted to share our favorites.


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    Captain Bill's Dinner Cruises (12 minutes) - Sightseeing, lunch and dinner cruises daily on Seneca Lake.


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    Watkins Glen State Park (12 minutes) - one of New York State's most popular and beautiful parks. The Glen's stream descends 400 feet past 200-ft cliffs, generating 19 waterfalls and breathtaking views. Hiking trails overlook the gorge path.


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    Watkins Glen International Raceway (20 minutes) - Originally run on a course encompassing asphalt, cement, and dirt roads in and around the Village of Watkins Glen, the circuit moved to its current permanent location in 1956. The Glen hosted a wide variety of racing competition during this time, including Formula One, Can-Am, Trans-Am and Indy cars. Victory Circle at Watkins Glen saw many of the top names in international motor sports, including Jackie Stewart, Mario Andretti, Bobby Unser and Mark Donahue. On August 9, 1986, over 88,000 fans witnessed Tim Richmond's triumph as the NASCAR Winston Cup Series returned to The Glen for the first time in the modern era. Since then, the NASCAR Winston Cup race at Watkins Glen has grown to become New York State's largest weekend sporting event and has seen some of NASCAR's biggest names take the checkered flag...names like Mark Martin, Tony Stewart and Jeff Gordon.


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    Windmill Farm and Craft Market (15 minutes) - Opening in 1987, The Windmill was the first farm and craft market in upstate New York. Located on Route 14A, midway between Penn Yan and Dundee, The Windmill has fast become a premier tourist attraction with a weekly attendance exceeding 8,000 - 10,000 people.
    The Windmill Farm and Craft Market was originally formed as an outlet for local producers and craftsmen. Beginning with roughly 100 vendors, now in its 17th year, it plays host to more than 250 vendors and craftsmen every Saturday, boasting everything from farm fresh produce to on-site Chiropractic services.
    The 26-acre site houses three main buildings, a street of shops, and a produce shed all nestled among the pine trees. There are many picnic tables where you can relax and enjoy the delectable delights of the food vendors. Also, sidewalks throughout make for easy maneuverability of strollers and wheelchairs. Many people plan to spend the entire day at The Windmill and enjoy a picnic on the beautifully landscaped grounds. Flower gardens and a fish pond with water lilies add a touch of beauty.


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    Waterloo Premium Outlets (40 minutes) - Save at over 100 stores including Brooks Bros., Coach, Eddie Bauer, Gap, J Crew, Jones NY, Liz Claiborne, Ralph Lauren, and more.


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    Seneca Falls Women's Museum (45 minutes) - The park consists of four major historical properties and a state-of-the-art Visitor Center. Start at the Visitor Center where you can view the inspirational film and exhibits. Continue to the Wesleyan Chapel and imagine being a participant at the First Women's Rights Convention. Next, take a tour of the Elizabeth Cady Stanton home where she raised seven children and created a movement. In nearby Waterloo, the park continues to restore the historic M'Clintock and Hunt homes which open to the public only on special occasions.


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    Glenn H. Curtiss Aviation Museum (35 minutes) - Located in quaint Hammondsport Village, the Curtiss Museum archives contain source documents and photographs, including glass plates, which illuminate the history of early American aviation in general, and Glenn Hammond Curtis in particular.


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    Corning Glass Museum (45 minutes) - Live glass blowing demonstrations everyday, overlooking a working glass factory, special events and more. You also might like to visit the Rockwell Museum of Native and Western Art - save on admission to both.


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    Ithaca College (45 minutes)


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    Cornell University (45 minutes)


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    Keuka College (25 minutes)


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    Cornell Arboretum (45 minutes) - The gardens are free and open from dawn to dusk, year round. Peak season is May through September.


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    Charter Sails on Historic Schooner (12 minutes) - http://www.schoonerexcursions.com/  Discover Schooner Excursions, and the classic 1926 John Alden designed Schooner Malabar VII. Winner of The Newport/ Bermuda Race 1926! Malabar VII will be available for charter  in Watkins Glen, NY from June 2009 to October 2009. Malabar VII has been sailing the Caribbean waters of St. Thomas since 1956 and was featured in the movie "High Society". Her arrival in Watkins Glen is exciting. Be one of the first to sail Malabar VII in Watkins Glen.  


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    Seneca Sailing Adventures - 12 minutes - Charters aboard the Sailing Vessel, "Lee Sea Anne".  Regular charters of six people sailing daily (weather permitting) or reserve a private sail for your group of up to 6 people aboard the capable 38-foot Cutter rigged Pilothouse vessel. Let the experienced crew manage the ship while you unwind, or assist with trimming the sail, guiding the helm, and experience the exhilaration of sailing by your own hand - a memory you will always cherish.
         

     

     

     

     

    Fine Area Artists - The beautiful, dramatic scenery of the Finger Lakes is an inspiration to many local artists. Some have their own studios; others display at regional art galleries. While you are here, you will want to discover:

    - Linda McIntyre   South of Watkins Glen. Note: Linda painted the beautiful watercolor of Sunrise Landing Bed and Breakfast on our homepage.
    - Finger Lakes Artists
    - Keuka Lake Artists and Crafters
    - Rochester Folk Art Guild's EAST HILL GALLERY

    And many others - watch for additional listings!

    ALSO enjoy many village and country gift shops, Amish/Mennonite Farms, hiking, biking, golf, seasonal trout fishing in famous Catharine's Creek, breathtaking autumn scenery, and much more!!

    Seneca Lake is loaded with fish - lake trout, perch, and more. Stay at Sunrise Landing and book a charter: 

    If Sunrise Landing is filled, we'd be glad to help you find another B&B in the area. If you are looking for last-minute accommodations, check out www.winecountrycabins.com/lastminute

    Another source for last minute accommodations:   www.flbba.com  

     

    "What a lovely time we've had - your place is beyond anyone's expectations: perfect accommodations, incredible breakfasts, spectacular views, wonderful hosts - you even provided the weather we requested. We will be back! Thank you. "

    - Peg and John
     
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