Tuesday, June 25 – Village of Penn Yan

by Cam Miller. 0 Comments

 

(Click any photo to enlarge.) ***Scroll down to see my offer for Red Cross donations.*** Gilded Gingerbread! Buggy Parking Only On our way to Keuka Lake, also known as the Crooked Lake of the New York Finger Lakes, friends Mary, Connie, Norma, and I stopped in Penn Yan for today's photo walk. This cute little village, the name of which is short for Pennsylvania Yankee, was founded in the early 1800's, primarily by Pennsylvanians and New Englanders.  Located at the northeastern tip of Keuka Lake, it is a small town with a true "Main Street" feel, which is just my kind of place. The Old Bank Vault Now that's a big pancake! We parked at one end of town, then walked three or four blocks in one direction and back around.  At one section of town, there was some beautiful artwork in the window, and the shop clerk beckoned us inside, to see the vault door.  The building, which houses the Arts Center of Yates County, was once a bank.  The vault holds the jewelry, of course.  I bought a beautiful cherry and copper wine rack for my dining room. We continued down the street, ending up at the Birkett Mills, which is one of the world's largest producers of buckwheat.  Birkett Mills Still a drugstore Penn Yan once produced many of the grapes used in winemaking in the region.  Today it is home to Keuka College and caters to local tourists who are visiting the many wineries in the region.  While we were there, Amish buggies passed by on the streets and Mennonite women were out running errands.  The Amish and Mennonite are apparently relatively recent residents in the area, having come in 1974 seeking lower priced land. The Fox Inn B&B Bonus Photo:  Vineyard Barn We enjoyed today along Keuka Lake, and walking Penn Yan was a good choice for me.  You know how I love historic small towns! NOTE:  Each linked "Penn Yan" above is to a different source of information.   Bonus Photo:  Working the Vines  Click on any photo to enlarge it. ************************************************* Forward me by email any receipt for an online donation made to the Red Cross for disaster relief, and I will send you a 5x7 print of your choice from any of my daily photo walks or from my website.  Offer good until September 2, 2013. Visit my web site: camscamerashots.zenfolio.com Follow me on Twitter: @camscamerashots Email:  cam.miller@comcast.net Cam's rules for the Daily Photo Walk: walk every day the walk must be in addition to any other planned activity for the day post a photo every day use whatever camera is easy and convenient for walking comfortably; always have a backup camera at the ready in case of mishaps (I use the Nikon Coolpix P7700) no weather excuses walk only where it is safe to do so

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