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The Beautiful Keuka Lake Road

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Jan 31, 2007

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August 2, 2008
There are many beautiful rides in this area. A…
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July 12, 2009
I actually grew up at the north end of this route…
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Written Directions

Start your route in Hammondsport, NY (about 65 miles south of Rochester) and simply take 54A north for about 15 miles as it hugs the lake and takes you up to route's end point of Branchport, NY. Note: if you like that then you can continue around the lake by staying on 54A as it takes you into Penn Yan, NY and then you want to take a right on to 54 and head south along the other side of the lake all the way back down to Hammsport, NY.

Scenery

This route takes you for a great ride right along the shores of Keuka Lake. The scenery along Keuka Lake is one of the best views of wine country in the State.

Drive Enjoyment

Very nice road lots of turns, and updowns curves. Speed is slow for an enjoyable ride.

Tourism Opportunities

There are a lot of nice restaurants along this side of the lake . Boat rentals are available for fishing, skiing or just having fun for a day on the lake.

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Guest
August 2, 2008
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Motorcycle Type : Touring
There are many beautiful rides in this area. A good option is take a ride along either side of Kueka Lake. Find your way to Branchport. Take the Italy Valley road west to Naples. Naples is a great place to get off the bike for a while. You can get anything from a slice of pizza to a nice dinner there. Then try Rt. 53 south through Prattsburgh and back to Rt. 390 in Kanona.
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July 12, 2009
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Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
I actually grew up at the north end of this route, just outside Penn Yan, so I know this road very well. 54A is the route down the west side of the lake, through Branchport, a nice tiny little town. The road winds down the West side of the lake, and is full of cottages and mostly 35 mph under a canopy of trees. The route down the east side of the lake, Route 54, is more of a highway and a much faster road. You still see the lake most of the time, but the cottages are on small side roads that connect to the highway every two or three miles, so you don't have hundreds of driveways on the road. Speeds, if I remember correctly, are 55 mph for most of the road. The east side road is mainly sweepers, whereas the west side road is more hilly and much more twisty. And I COMPLETELY agree with the other poster who suggested you check out the Curtiss museum in Hammondsport, at the South end of the lake. (It's on 54 just to the east of town, easy to find.) Before he built and flew the first amphibious planes, Curtiss was a world speed record holder on motorcycles, and he also invented the RV trailer. Great museum with airplanes, motorcycles, and reconstruction projects. Check it out. Mike from www.moto.aero
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November 7, 2008
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Motorcycle Type : Touring
I road this route in summer, 2007. As previously stated, the speed limit is slow as the road is lined with cottages. I enjoyed the slow pace, scenery and twists in the road. My riding buddy said it was a real yawner for him.
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