Lake Keuka Picnic with the Road Scholars
When you travel with the Road Scholars you are in for a treat. Great food, wonderful people and adventure await you. Be prepared to learn a great deal about your surroundings. On one of our days of exploration, we visited Lake Keuka. So pretty. It was a beautiful day in Sept. The lake itself was a lovely blue. I remember a lady swimming and a man fishing. I went up and touched the water. Yes, it was cold but not freezing. If I would have had my bathing suit on I would have jumped in...
""Keuka Lake (// kew-kə) is one of the major Finger Lakes in the U.S. state of New York.
It is unusual because it is Y-shaped
"This body of water possesses large and healthy populations of lake trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, landlocked salmon, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, and yellow perch. The productive fishery is supported by huge numbers of baitfish, most notably alewives (sawbellies),
and is a very popular lake with area fishermen."
I don't know why I was surprised to learn there were salmon in the waters of the lake. I guess I assumed they were only in Alaska. Shows how much I know about fish. When I was young I did fish with my Dad off of Ocean City Maryland. We would take a 2-4 hour ride out into the ocean and fish for marlin or bluefish, and whatever else we could find. Dad loved it:-)
"Keuka means "canoe landing" in the Iroquois language
and "lake with an elbow" in the Seneca language."
I can never resist taking a photo of a flower:-)
"The lake is about 20 miles. A depth of 186 feet."
"Hammondsport lies at the south end of the lake. Hammondsport was the home of Glenn Curtiss, a pioneer of naval aviation, and is now the site of the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum."
Another great day with the Road Scholars. I need to plan my next trip.
Happy Travels everyone!