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Hammondsport Featured by “I Love NY”

January 27, 2011

Hammondsport was the home of a boy wonder. Aviation pioneer Glenn Curtiss grew up here, fiddling with bicycles and fascinated by speed. Later, his inventions and exploits with motorcycles and flying machines thrilled the world and is believed to have inspired the “Adventures of Tom Swift” books. Families love the Curtiss Museum, where you can have fun adventures too. Play with the flight simulator, learn about dirigibles, and see Curtiss’s vintage aircraft, motorcycles and other wonders.

You can also follow the Keuka Lake Wine Trail to tours and tasting at award-winning wineries. At Pleasant Valley Wine Company, makers of Great Western champagnes, you can explore stone winery buildings dating back to the 1800s. Bully Hill Vineyards also features a Wine Museum and a restaurant with relaxing lake views.

And you’ll find several award-winning restaurants in the village. Walk amid the boutiques and antique shops at the Village Square, and stop for a treat at the old-fashioned ice cream parlor. Sitting in the gazebo, gazing out over Keuka Lake, you may think up a few inventions of your own.Hammondsport was the home of a boy wonder. Aviation pioneer Glenn Curtiss grew up here, fiddling with bicycles and fascinated by speed. Later, his inventions and exploits with motorcycles and flying machines thrilled the world and is believed to have inspired the “Adventures of Tom Swift” books. Families love the Curtiss Museum, where you can have fun adventures too. Play with the flight simulator, learn about dirigibles, and see Curtiss’s vintage aircraft, motorcycles and other wonders.

You can also follow the Keuka Lake Wine Trail to tours and tastings at award-winning wineries. At Pleasant Valley Wine Company, makers of Great Western champagnes, you can explore stone winery buildings dating back to the 1800s. Bully Hill Vineyards also features a Wine Museum and a restaurant with relaxing lake views.

 And you’ll find several award-winning restaurants in the village. Walk amid the boutiques and antique shops at the Village Square, and stop for a treat at the old-fashioned ice cream parlor. Sitting in the gazebo, gazing out over Keuka Lake, you may think up a few inventions of your own.

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