Canandaigua Lake

Canandaigua Lake

Canandaigua Lake is home to the smallest island—Squaw Island—one of only two islands in the Finger Lakes (the other on Cayuga). You can drive around the entire lake in 60 minutes.

Canandaigua Lake

City of Canandaigua

Swim at Kershaw Park in Canandaigua.

Take a walk on the Canandaigua City Pier and check out the uniquely charming Boathouse Row. Interesting fact: Homeowners are prohibited from actually living in these boathouses. They are for daytime use only.

Visit Sonnenburg Gardens or Granger Homestead, then take a stroll along North Main Street.

Eat at Rio Tomatlan, Upstairs Bistro at the New York Wine & Culinary Center, Flavors Indian Restaurant, Eric’s OfficeRheinblick German Restaurant, or The Green Front.

Canandaigua Lake: Jump Off Ontario County Park at Gannett Hill


Hike through Grimes Glen to two 60′ waterfalls; there is a 3rd, but it’s only for the daring to access.

Pick grapes at Jerome’s U-Pick, then make a stop at Monica’s Pies.

Take in the view of the Bristol Hills from “The Jump Off” in Ontario County Park at Gannett Hill.

Eat at Roots Cafe or the Naples Hotel.

Bristol Mountain NY


Take the lift up Bristol Mountain to the top and check out the Aerial Adventure Park and Zip-line Canopy Tour. You can walk up or down the mountain trails, or take the lift both ways.

Canandaigua Lake


Follow the Canandaigua Wine Trail

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30 minutes from Rochester – MAP

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Debi Bower

Born, raised and living life as a digital designer in Rochester, NY! I am also a day-tripper, writer & photographer, exploring the nooks and crannies that make our part of New York State so special.

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