Many Amish & Mennonite families began purchasing farmland throughout the state of New York making the state one of the fastest-growing Amish and Mennonite populations in the country. The combined population between these (2) groups is approximately 25,000. Penn Yan, NY where, many of them have settled, lies at the north end of the east branch of Keuka Lake.
Our excursion begins just outside of the village of Penn Yan which originally was said to have been contrived from the first syllables of “Pennsylvania” and “Yankee”. These early settlers were from Pennsylvania and the New England area with the latter being known as Yankees.
Offered every Tuesday beginning in May and running through the end of October, this (4.5) hour tour is designed specifically to encourage each guest to participate fully.
Get ready to…
♦ Journey back to an uncomplicated time
♦ Enjoy the region’s quintessential excursion
♦ Experience an uncommon physical challenge
♦ Absorb the countryside views of rural Yates County
♦ Listen to a descriptive narrative of America’s rail & transportation history
♦ Have the incomparable experience of meeting, eating and talking with a local Mennonite family
♦ Learn & ask questions about the Mennonite & Amish culture of upstate, NY
♦ Explore for yourselves the many Mennonite & Amish markets & country shops
ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASE REQUIRED