You already appreciate all that the Finger Lakes offers.

We’ll show you why that includes black walnut trees, too.

Crack and maple glaze your own black walnuts right on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail! Black Squirrel Farms, home of the first licensed black walnut processing facility in NYS, is now offering site tours from Sept 21 – Nov 19 and then we will take a seasonal pause. Come hear the story of a tree that doesn’t grow in the woods. Learn about the black walnut tree, its place in the pre-European settlement New York landscape and the history of black walnut processing. See our own approach and how we’re figuring out new ways to make this unique North American renewable resource more accessible, useful and appreciated.

Click the button to purchase tickets, $22.50 each (kids 8 and under free):

Our tours can accommodate group sizes of up to ten. If we don’t have a tour available at a time or scale that works for you, contact Emily at to see if we can create a customized or private solution for your group.

Do you live near Penn Yan, Sterling or Binghamton NY and have black walnut trees of your own?