Save the Date: Penn Yan Cruisin’ Night

Calling all car enthusiasts! The beauty of the Finger Lakes can best be experienced by car, and this year June is the perfect time to visit. Plan a trip around our upcoming Classic Car Show, then hit the open roads for views that just can’t be beat.

Classic Car Show

First, mark your calendars for the 25th annual Penn Yan Cruisin’ Night & Block Party on Friday, June 16. From 5:30-8 pm, The downtown area of Penn Yan will be transformed into a display of classic cars. For over 20 years the community has come together on the Friday of Father’s Day Weekend to view classic and antique vehicles.

This year, Cruisin’ Night will take place at the Yates County office complex and parking lot due to a construction project happening on Main Street the weeks leading up to the event. Typically, the event takes place on Main Street.

In addition to the classic car display, the event will be hopping with lots of activities! There will be live music, shopping, food trucks, and vendors. This is a family-friendly event so bring the kids to enjoy the children’s activities. The event is free to attend! Click here for more information.

If you’re the proud owner of a classic car, you can register to have your car on display for Cruisin’ Night. Stay tuned for information on event registration!

Scenic Drives

If you’re coming into town with your classic car, don’t leave without taking a scenic drive through our rolling countrysides! Put your windows down and enjoy the start of summer in the Finger Lakes with two of our best scenic routes.

  1. Route 54A – Penn Yan to Hammondsport: In less than an hour, drive all the way around the stunning Keuka Lake. You’ll see lakeshore cottages, sprawling country roads… and plenty of wineries to stop and grab a sip of the local libations (remember to designate a driver if you plan to indulge). Your scenic drive will end in Hammondsport, named one of the coolest small towns in America.
  1. Route 14 – Along Seneca Lake: Take in the views of another sparkling lake with his drive along the west side of Seneca Lake. Enjoy countless vineyards and farms and then explore the charming town of Watkins Glen at the end of your drive.

These are just a view of the scenic drives you can take with your cruiser through the Finger Lakes Countryside. Click here to view a full list of gorgeous routes.

Photo credit: Ian Blair