Center Yourself with a Wellness Visit to the Finger Lakes Countrysides

We all need a little “me” time sometimes – to clear our minds, rejuvenate, recharge and reduce stress so that we can maintain the clarity and energy we need to live and lead our lives. That’s why we’ve created a wellness-focused itinerary that’s meant to get you out to some of Yates County’s gems, while doing some great things for your mind, body and soul.

Kick off the morning with a class at the Yates Community Center | 467 N Main St., Penn Yan, NY

Monday-Friday, 5 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Stop into the Yates Community Center for a strength and balance, Pilates or yoga class to wake up those muscles and start your day. You don’t have to be a fitness expert to join or enjoy these classes – the Center prides itself on building and fostering a sense of community in its space. While there, ask about upcoming events or activities.


Recover with a meal from Amity Coffee | 3 Main St., Penn Yan, NY

Tuesday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

After that fitness class, you’ve probably worked up a sweat and an appetite! Stop into Amity Coffee for a meal to replenish and restore yourself. They’re brewing and serving warm (or iced) espresso and coffee drinks, teas, Kombucha and more. They’ve also got croissants, toasts, sandwiches, bagels and waffles that are great for refueling your body.

Walk along the Keuka Outlet Trail | 2019 Ridge Rd., Penn Yan, NY

Walk off your meal with a casual stroll along the Keuka Outlet Trail. Breathe in some fresh air, take in the calming sounds and effects of nature, and let yourself find your center and inner peace. Check out other nearby trails in our Hike & Bike Guide at:

Local Tip: Rent a bike, kayak, or paddle board with Shoreline Rentals in Penn Yan. (Available Seasonally, Spring-Fall). 


View an exhibit and take a class at the Arts Center of Yates County | 127 Main St., Penn Yan, NY

Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Now it’s time to engage some different muscles as you continue your day’s wellness journey: Stop into the Arts Center of Yates County, and let your curious mind wander as you take in the artwork on display. And if you happen to visit during a scheduled art class, sign yourself up and create your own work of art! (You can also register for a class in advance.)

Enjoy a relaxing massage at The Health Collective | 1930 Pre Emption Road, Penn Yan, NY 14527

*Available by appointment. 

The Health Collective focuses on treating your holistic self – from spirituality practices to integrative health that looks at the mind, body and soul. They provide healing solutions from a collaborative group of healing options like aromatherapy, herbal medicine, massage, meditation, chiropractic, nutrition and others. Availability varies by month and practitioner, so check online for a full list of openings.


Wine tasting and meal at Fox Run Vineyards | 670 State Rt. 14, Penn Yan, NY

Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Keep the relaxing mood going and venture to Fox Run Vineyards for a wine tasting. Pair your wine with flavorful cheeseboards, flatbreads, salads, sandwiches and more. The cherry on top of your wine-and-dine experience is enjoying your meal on their newly rebuilt lake view deck, or overlooking the vineyards from the patio or lawn. Check out their food & wine experience available every Friday from July-October.

Retreat to a lakefront hideaway and dinner at Plum Point Lodge | 3482 Plum Point Rd S., Himrod, NY 14842

Available Spring-Fall. Closed Winter. 

End your day by settling into a cozy retreat at Plum Point Lodge on Seneca Lake. The property offers 300 feet of accessible lakefront so you can soothe your soul as you connect with the waves and the water. Book an overnight in one of 31-guest rooms in the lodge or six glamping yurts (for those warm weather months), voted The Best Glamping Site in the Northwest by Forbes Magazine in 2019. Sapalta, the on-site restaurant, focuses on locally sourced ingredients from Finger Lakes farms, so you can feel good about what you are putting into your body as you relax into an incredible atmosphere.

Local Tip: For great vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free food options check out: Penn Yan Diner, Main Deck & Veraisons Restaurant.


For seasonal pop-up yoga classes, visit our events calendar at

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