Conesus Lake

Conesus Lake

One of New York State’s 11 Finger Lakes

Located just 30 minutes from Rochester, Conesus Lake is the westernmost and closest Finger Lake to the city. Vitale Park in Lakeville, located at the north end of the lake, features paved walkways and a footbridge that leads to a picturesque island. This makes it an ideal spot for picnicking and leisurely walks. Additionally, the Conesus Lake Boat Launch offers access to kayaks to explore the Conesus Inlet Wildlife Management Area.

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Conesus Lake Vitale Park
Vitale Park on Conesus Lake
Conesus Lake
Conesus Lake
Vitale Park

Stroll through Vitale Park on the north shore and Chip Holt Nature Center. Eat lunch at 3 Legged Pig. Stop in for a tasting at OSB Ciderworks. Enjoy dinner and sunset at Galene or on the way home at Ember Woodfire Grill in Livonia or Fratellis in Avon.

Long Point
Long Point

Swim at Long Point Park, dine at The Beachcomber, and stop at Deer Run Winery for a tasting.

Conesus Lake inlet
Conesus Inlet

Spend time exploring the 1,120-acre Conesus Inlet Wildlife Management Area. West and East Swamp roads, the south by Guiltner Road, and the north by Conesus Lake bound Conesus Inlet WMA. A nature trail along the western portion provides viewing of wetland and upland habitats and wildlife species.

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Debi Bower is the founder and creative director of and author of the award-winning book Day Trips Around Rochester, New York.

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