John D. Barrow Art Gallery. Barrow was
a second-generation Hudson River School-style
painter who died in 1906. The gallery opened
Oct. 8, 1900, beginning a wonderful cultural and
historical legacy for the Skaneateles community.
It is open Mondays through Saturdays, 1 to 4
p.m., through Labor Day.
For the best (and only) fish fry in town check
out Doug’s Fish Fry, 8 Jordan St. (685-
By Adam Popescu
3288). Serving haddock, cod and tasty sides
including cole slaw, potato salad and beans, at
ith summer fast approaching,
affordable prices. Farther down, at 28 Jordan St.,
there’s no better time to go out
is Chef Jaime’s home-cooking Italian restaurant,
and take advantage of the food,
Joe’s Pasta Garage (685-6116).
fun and sun in the rolling hills and pastoral
A couple of favorites on West Genesee Street
towns of the Finger Lakes region. The clos-
include The Krebs and Rosalie’s Cucina.
est Finger Lakes communities, Skaneateles
The Krebs, 53 W. Genesee St. (685-5714), has
and Auburn, offer family fun, fireworks,
been in business since 1899 and offers formal
festivals and, of course, plenty of food.
dining downstairs and casual dining upstairs.
Officially designated a “no-stress zone,” Ska- Sunday brunch is terrific here. Rosalie’s Cucina,
neateles invites you to sit down on one of their 841 W. Genesee St. (685-2200), serves authentic
numerous benches overlooking the lake and get Tuscan dishes in an upscale atmosphere, and
Zen. Skaneateles means “long lake” in native Skaneateles Waterfront they have an impressive wine list.
Haudenosaunee and those who live here love If you’re the type that likes to eat with your
their lake and the relaxed vibe it evokes. With a Another nice stroll can be had by visiting books.com), offers frequent book signings and
two lakeside parks in the village. Along the poetry readings. elbows on the table, then check out Johnny
downtown built directly on the water, adjacent Angels Heavenly Hamburgers, 22 Jordan
public parks, and a mix of mid-19th and early northern shore of Skaneateles Lake, Thayer Absorb Skaneateles history at The
Park and Clift Park serve as public green Creamery, a former boathouse run by the St. (685-0100), for burgers made from Black
20th-century structures, the small town charm of Angus and Kobe beef, bison, turkey, ostrich,
Skaneateles is hard to pass up. areas in the village’s historic downtown. A Skaneateles Historical Society at 28 Hannum
pier extending out into Skaneateles Lake and St. (685-1360; www.shscreamery.org). The veggie and more. Beer and wine are also served.
The Skaneateles Historic District Anyela’s Vineyards, 2433 W. Lake Road
is a 17-acre area that dates back to 1796. It gazebo doubles as a stage for live music Fri- Creamery started way back in 1899 as a place
days in July and August. Walking trails and for farmers to sell milk. Today it’s a museum (685-3797), offers daily tastings and the opportu-
includes a park and 5