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Hiking near Keuka Lake

Hiking near Keuka Lake

Located in the heart of Finger Lakes, Keuka Lake is beautiful and unique by its Y shape and water quality that separate it from the other Finger Lakes.

Keuka Lake is 19.6 miles long, 1.9 miles wide, and reaches a maximum depth of 183 feet. Besides, the Keuka Lake Outlet Trail is the main trail to hike in this area.

Keuka Lake Outlet Trail

Keuka Lake Outlet Trail is a 13.3 mile located near Dresden, New York that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. Indeed, the trail connects the Penn Yan village on Keuka Lake with Dresden on Seneca Lake passing through The Seneca Mills Falls; in fact the Keuka and Seneca Lakes are the only two Finger Lakes in New York connected by a natural waterway.

Furthermore, this natural waterway has a unique heritage that blends the beauty of countryside and waterfalls with industrial archaeology like the large rusting gears. In fact, The Keuka Lake Outlet was used for many years for industry, transportation and powering mills of all types from 1789 until 1968.  more details & directions

In terms of ground textures, the trail varies from paved sections in Penn Yann to broad stone dust paths to mixed gravel.


  • Distance: 13.3 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 295 feet
  • Route Type: Out & Back
  • Features: Waterfall

Great hiking trail; well maintained with a great waterfall views

Awesome trail for hiking; very scenic and peaceful

Great trail; a lot of interesting things to see along the way

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