Ice Cream Stands Around Keuka Lake

After this weekend’s record breaking heat wave, you deserve to cool off with a scoop or twist of delicious Finger Lakes ice cream. And its perfectly timed with National Ice Cream Day! To celebrate, we’ve put together a list of the best ice cream and custard stands near Keuka Lake and some worth taking a short drive to.


Seneca Farms has been a local favorite since the 1950’s, serving up homemade hard ice cream and other parlor favorites. If you’re celebrating a birthday or anniversary, be sure to stop in for one of their homemade ice cream cakes! Don’t need a whole cake but like the combo? Ask for their ice cream cake flurry! Enjoy dinner before dessert and try their infamous fried chicken!


This unique frozen treat stand sits right between Keuka and Seneca Lakes. Their one-of-a-kind custard is made from duck eggs, rather than chicken eggs, giving it a richer flavor and it’s signature creamy texture. All of their flavors are derived from local, organic, and in-season ingredients. Head to the creamery and even meet their ducks at this true farm to table creamery!

Crooked Lake Ice Cream Parlor

Head south along east lake road to the quaint village of Hammondsport! Cool off with an ice cream cone on the square, down at the beach or inside this ice cream stand found around keuka lake filled with Glenn Curtiss memorabilia.

Mac’s Dairy Bar

How did a mini golf course make this list? Because Mac’s Dairy Bar wanted to offer the only 18 Hole Mini Golf Course in Penn Yan. The perfect date night, ice cream and mini golf all in one!


There’s no better way to end a day of hiking in Watkins Glen than with a stop into Glen Dairy Bar. While they don’t make their own ice cream, they have everything you’ve ever craved? and air conditioning!


We know this isn’t ice cream, but Geneva Gelato offers the tastiest homemade frozen treats on the north end of Seneca Lake! They have everything from old favorites, like Pistachio to unique flavors, like Root Beer.


This small-batch ice cream stand in Trumansburg, NY serves up sweet treats from the finest ingredients, coffee, and roadside fare. You can also visit them at all the best Finger Lakes Festivals happening in the Ithaca area.

Needing directions to the ice cream stands around Keuka Lake? Just ask our front desk agents at check-in!

Looking for more ways to cool off during your stay? Our front desk agents can help you beat the heat with their knowledge of Finger Lakes attractions. Call them today! (315) 536-8473