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Yates County is conveniently located in the heart of the Finger Lakes - just off Interstate 86. You might recognize the names of the quaint Villages; Penn Yan, Dundee, Dresden, Branchport, Rushville and Middlesex. Or, maybe, ther lakes are familiar to you; Canandaigua, Keuka and Seneca are the three most pristine bodies of water in New York State and Yates County is lucky to have parts of all within its borders!
In Penn Yan the Roderick M. Morrison House, Lake View Cemetery, Crooked Lake Outlet Historic District, Crescent Methodist Episcopal Church, Sampson Theatre, United States Post Office, Charles Wagener House, and Penn Yan Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Yates County, NY is best known for its wineries, after all, they grow more wine grapes than any other County in the United States (outside of California). Thirteen wineries open their arms and their tasting rooms to our visitors, on a year round basis. Go and experience the Yates Escape whether for a relaxing vacation or a career and lifestyle change. The combination of gorgeous scenery, friendly people and outstanding business opportunities will convince you that Yates County, NY deserves your attention.
Keuka Lake is one of the major Finger Lakes in the U.S. state of New York. It is unusual because it is Y-shaped, in contrast to the long and narrow shape of the other Finger Lakes. Due to its shape, it was referred to in the past as Crooked Lake. Keuka means "canoe landing" in the Iroquois language and "lake with an elbow" in the Seneca language. The Y-shaped Keuka Lake empties into another Finger Lake, Seneca Lake from a stream called Keuka Lake Outlet at the lake's northeastern end in Penn Yan. The stream empties into Seneca Lake at the village of Dresden. At one time the outlet was developed into a canal, the Crooked Lake Canal, connecting the lakes. This canal was later replaced by a railroad branch line which is now a hiking and cycling trail.