Black Squirrel Farms

Located on the west side of Seneca Lake, directly on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, Black Squirrel Farms focuses on black walnuts, a native North American nut tree that produces healthy, delicious food while requiring minimal care.

Our 8+ acres of land is home to the first 20-C licensed black walnut processing facility in NYS. We grow black walnuts and more in partnership with our affiliates. We also manage a regional black walnut collection program for local growers. We sell local black walnuts to eat along with nutshell products.

We are now open to the public for on-site tours!

Come let us show you all that the black walnut tree has to offer. In addition to learning about the tree, its place in the landscape and how we get black walnuts from tree to table, visitors will have an opportunity to crack and taste/maple-glaze black walnuts themselves. Tours are outdoors, include a short hayride and take about an hour and a half. Inclement weather may require rescheduling and an onsite restroom is available. While all are welcome, we recommend people with tree nut allergies avoid cracking and sampling black walnuts. Children 8 and under are FREE but will not be able to crack walnuts due to safety concerns.

Learn more and book your tour here. We look forward to meeting you! 

Looking to stay longer and explore the natural beauty of the Finger Lakes?

Located at the top of the hill on our property is a private second floor 1BR/1 bath Airbnb. Check our availability here.


On-site Tour, Cracking Black Walnuts, Maple Glazed Walnuts, Private location, Airbnb, Local insights, Location right on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail

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590 NY 14, Penn Yan, NY 14527

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Phone: 832-493-3419


just a short drive away

Come visit us in the heart of the Finger Lakes

The Seneca Lake Wine Trail is easily accessible and convenient to get to! Whether you are a New Yorker coming in for the day or traveling from farther away, we are an experience you won’t want to miss!

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(877) 536-2717 •
PO Box 437
Watkins Glen, NY 14891