Located in historic downtown Hammondsport, Crooked Lake Ice Cream Company has been a local and tourist favorite for over 30 years.
At Crooked Lake Ice Cream Company, we strive to create a family-friendly environment reminiscent of American history. Here, the twenty first century meets the style and comfort of a classic 50s diner. This fusion of past and present creates an atmosphere unlike any other.
Have we mentioned Keuka Lake is only a 2 minute walk from our shop? It doesn't get much better than this! Come visit us and find out for yourself.
35 Shether Street
Hammondsport, NY 14840
glenn hammond curtiss: bicycles and motorcycles
On May 21st, 1878 the fastest man on earth was born in Hammondsport, New York: Glenn H. Curtiss. His affinity for inventions and creativity was evident at an early age. Curtiss' career was influenced by his work as a bicycle racer and bicycle-shop owner.
At the ripe age of 24, he began producing his own motorcycles. Only one year later, in 1903, Curtiss began his journey to fame by setting a record speed of driving 64 miles per hour for one consecutive mile. Although this was impressive, it was just the beginning of what Curtiss had to offer.
On January 21st, 1906, Curtiss would perform a feat that dubbed him his famous title of "the fastest man on earth." In Ormond Beach, Florida, Curtiss drove a V-8 powered motorcycle he manufactured himself at a world record speed of 136.36 miles per hour. This record remained untouched for almost a quarter of a century.
Curtiss continued to seek his need for speed when approached by Tom Baldwin, an aeronautic entrepreneur. Conversations surrounding Curtiss' power to weight ratio in his engines sparked his interest in aviation. This "interest" would snowball and result in Curtiss becoming wildly famous for his success in the world of flight.
At the Crooked Lake Ice Cream Company, we hope to evoke the same drive and creativity that existed in Glenn H. Curtiss. We hope to pay homage to this Hammondsport hero and teach others about the impact this incredible man had on America's Coolest Small Town.
For more information on Curtiss visit https://www.glennhcurtissmuseum.org