2014 Fall Snowbird RV Trip South – Day 2 & 3

Oneonta, NY to Campbell, NY  141 Miles
Day 2 & 3 – Sept 21 and 22 – Sun/Mon

Camp Bell Campground - Campbell, NY
Camp Bell Campground – Campbell, NY

Camp Bell Campground, 8700 State Rt. 415, Campbell, NY 14821
Reservations: (800) 587-3301
Located a mile off I-86/NY-17, Exit 41

Sunoco/Subway Service Station at this Exit: $3.559/Gal

Camp Bell Campground in the Finger Lakes
Pull-thru sites at Camp Bell Campground in the Finger Lakes

Passport America – $44 for 2 nights. PT, 30 Amp, Cable TV, 2 Hrs free WiFi every 8 Hrs.
(Price includes $4/day for 30 Amp electric and $3/day for Cable.)
Specify Passport America Membership at the time of making a reservation.

We are not big TV watchers but we have to watch our Broncos play on
Sunday and we can’t miss the first night of the new “Blacklist”
Season on Monday night. We admit it, we are hooked on both!

We like Camp Bell Campground for a nice 2-night stopover anytime we
are heading West. It is located within a few miles of Corning Glass
Center & Museum to the East and Hammondsport and the beginning of
the Keuka Lake Wine Trail to the West. We have toured the Corning
Glass Museum in the past and recommend it highly for the whole family.
Very educational and a lot of fun.

We always find time for a visit to the Wine Trail which circles the
picturesque grape growing hillsides above Keuka Lake.

Some wineries on the Keuka Lake Wine Trails
Some wineries on the Keuka Lake Wine Trails

There are 7 wineries listed on the self-guided tour as well as several not listed. By stopping at any of the listed wineries you can purchase a
“Keuka Wine Trail Passport” for $15 which entitles a couple to enjoy a
wine tasting at all of the member wineries.

Bully Hill Vineyards - Hammondsport, NY
Bully Hill Vineyards – Hammondsport, NY

A winery that is not on the list but a must for us on each visit is
the “Bully Hill Vineyards” just outside of Hammondsport. The wine is
okay, the view of Keuka Lake is beautiful, but it’s the food prepared
in their restaurant that makes this visit great. A lunch at Bully Hill
is always a must for us. A little pricey but oh-so-good!
Today Niki had the “House Special” that we both usually order. It’s a
large crabcake on a Portabella mushroom bed, topped with giant
scallops, with sides of a tossed salad, french fries, and
marinated cucumbers. I decided to try their BBQ Sampler Platter with
wings, pulled pork, brisket, cabbage salad, and mac and cheese. We each tried a glass of Bully Hill wine – Estate Red for me and Growers
Riesling for Niki. We shared a “Strawberry-Rhubarb Crumble” for
dessert.

Bountiful harvests mean great wine from the Finger Lakes Region
Bountiful harvests mean great wine from the Finger Lakes Region

Absolutely no complaints about the meal but we bought our wine farther up the Lake at a winery called Hunt Country. Hunt Country is always

a favorite stop for us and Niki has the Tee’s to prove it.

It was a chilly and mostly overcast day but we had a great time anyway.

Tomorrow we hit the trail for Conneaut, Ohio on Lake Erie.

More of our pix and more about Campbell at:
http://www.snowbirdrvtrails.com/campbell.htm

Website: http://www.campbellcampground.com/

Passport America Notes & Info:
http://www.passportamerica.com/campgrounds/ny/campbellcampground1523

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